January 31, 2011

Silence is Golden

My sock knitting goals for 2011 are twofold - to expand my horizons by knitting new patterns (I have a hankering to try Fair Isle, twisted stitch, Aran, etc.) and to buy sock yarn that suits a specific pattern instead of buying gorgeous skeins of yarn and struggling to find patterns that serve them well.
And here it is January and I've already hit a glitch. Before Christmas, I ordered Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in a new-to-me color called Silence. I had been looking for beige/light brown/khaki neutral tone for a man. When the yarn arrived, I found it was more a gold or wheat shade (it is not captured well by the camera lens) - pleasing but just not manly enough. So I've had to find a pattern for it and last week, I spent a lot of time trying several different designs with the yarn and after struggling to find something new and novel, I reverted to my old, familiar, Basic Cabled Socks - a pattern I have used many times in the past. It suits the yarn. God bless Brainylady, the designer!

Designer: Brainylady
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
Color: Silence
Needles: Circular, 2.25 mm.

1 comment:

movitabeaucraft said...

I'm loving this picture.