Monday, March 2, 2009

Wasn't it Oscar Wilde...

... who said 'I can resist anything except temptation'? Well so it is with me. I fully intended knitting the blanket last night, seeing what squares were next on the list. But the pull of The Sock was just too much to resist. Forgive the rubbish blurry photo, but the light wasn't great and unlike many of you very clever people, I don't know how to improve it or even use Picassa - whatever that might be.

Anyway, here she is. I am totally, 100% in love with this sock. The yarn (Posh Yarn's Laura - 80% merino, 20% cashmere) is now my favourite yarn ever. So soft, so beautiful to knit with, quite, quite delicious!

Forgive me for not providing a link to this pattern though for all you brave souls wanting to join me - it's from Ravelry and is here . Please let me know if you're doing it.

I have also had requests for easy patterns, well, I'll try and oblige, but I'm really not too good at this. One person's easy may be one person's difficult and vice versa, so just bear with me.

You could always go over here and try the Pull Up Socks from Posh yarn (scroll down the page) I have a pair of these, and love them. They really weren't difficult.

There are some patterns that use 2 needles for those of you too scared of dpn's -here's one that looks pretty good - seams on the side so I think they'd be fairly comfy.

I could spend all day here hunting for sock patterns - there are thousands of them out there. Knitty has a load of them, as does Ravelry. But for now I need to go and knit my own sock. The pull of the computer is not as strong as the pull of the sock!


marit said...

They look REALLY good in the yarn you are using! I didn't find any in my stash, so I just might have to go shopping for some...I'd love to knit these:-)

Anonymous said...

your socks look wonderful!

Thank you very, very much for the yarn.. it is gorgeous! I am so excited that I can't wait until I cast on a bowl...but I have to march's mystrey squares first.I am already laggin behind as I still have some of feb's to do!

Thanks is much appreciated


Merry Mog said...

Wow. Just love that sock. How kind of you to look up some patterns too. That is on my list for when I return from the BIG TRIP. Thank you.

Ali said...

Sadly for me, the pull of the computer is much stronger than that of the sock. It's why it takes me so long to knit anything.

wonderwoman said...

i love that sock! its beautiful and very inspiring! am going to look at the 'easy' two needle patterns now!


Kitty said...

I have to admit, it does look very beautiful. But for me the pull of the computer wins hands down. x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Hmmmmmmm, it really does look lovely but it also looks very, very, VERY tricky!!! and I don't do tricky!

Lucy x

P.S. is that gorgeous sounding poshyarn handwash only?

silverpebble said...

Wow that sock really does look like it can't be resisted. I know what you mean - sometimes I have projects I NEED to work on and then there are others that call to me when they shoudn't.

picperfic said...

I love your colourway more than the original, it is very pretty!