Wednesday, June 27, 2007

No Sweat

Wow! It's only Wednesday and I've finished 2 pairs of socks this week! (Recollecting when they were actually started would be a waste of time because I refuse to let anything diminish my sense of accomplishment.)

These are the completed No Sweat Socks from No Sheep for You. They knit up quickly with SWTC Wick on size 2 Knit Picks circulars... and while I liked knitting with the Wick, I think I would prefer it even more on bigger needles as it felt tight and tended to snag a bit on my pointy size 2s.

I do like the look, but I'm not sure about how they'll feel to wear yet. They seem comfortable enough but a bit stiff and thick to the touch. In my mind thick equals hot but since these are, after all, "No Sweat" socks, I'm optimistic. I have a feeling that a good wash and wear will make all the difference (especially since I'll be wearing them on my feet not my hands). They could end up being a great summer-time (and, of course, non-wool) alternative to the common colorful options. I'll have to report back. And did I mention they were quick?!

Since I seem to be on a sock roll... and still unable to decide what else to work on... I cast on for the Interweave Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks. I love this book!! If you knit socks, and don't have it, you really should get it... today!

I'm using Seacoast Handpainted Yarns Merino/Tencel in the Fresh Air colorway via magic loop on a Knit Picks size 0 circular. I love the delicate colors and the tencel gives it a nice sheen. The pattern is interesting but easy to memorize... just like I like 'em.


Donna Boucher said...

You are a wiz!!!!!

I adore that seacoast pretty!

Angelika said...

Hey, that's my line! You are really zooming along with those socks. The latest ones look really nice, color and pattern.

Natalie said...

You are so fast. Take you away for a few weeks and see what you can produce? Or perhaps it is the break from being teacher - either way, great job!

5elementknitr said...

Impressive! I really like the colors.

Octopus Knits said...

Your finished socks are great, and the new one on the needles looks lovely!