Handknit wool socks are like warm clouds…


It’s spring break and I finished a pair of socks (ok, well one was done a long time ago). I did this sock instead of…

  • working on my 25 page senior thesis that’s due the 29th (of this month)
  • getting ahead in my other classes (which have 12 and 10 page papers due the same time) so that I can neglect them when I’m working on my thesis
  • doing one of 5 loads of laundry that I brought home
  • organizing my school stuff that I brought home
  • evaluating which grad school I’m going to go to (status: I’ve been accepted to Loyola and IU [higher ed and student affairs programs] and I have an assistantship for IU. I haven’t accepted it yet because I’m waiting to hear if I get an assistantship offer at Loyola)

But these socks felt so good to knit. Yes, its’ true, I was really, really tired of the pattern by the time I finished it. But each fiber passing though my fingers just felt so wonderful. And of course, an FO is equally satisfying.

So, the specifics you want?  OK.

Pattern:  River Rapids from Sockbug
Yarn:  Knitpicks Bare 100% Merino Sock Yarn.  I hand dyed this stuff using Jaquard Acid Dyes.  My second favorite/most proud of dye job ever (it pooled -but was pretty).
Needles:  US 2 dpn (Clover bamboo, as usual)
Time to  knit:  To long.  I knit the heel through the toe of the second sock in two days.  But I started the pair in back in September of 2006.
Mods:  When I moved from the ribbing to the chart, I moved the first stitch of the chart (a purl) to the end so that the purls would stay in nice and neat rows all the way down. I also did my normal toe and heel – I don’t remember if that different than the pattern or not.  Either way, it’s a pretty good pattern.
Notes:  The length of the ankle/leg of the sock is PERFECT – I’d say the most perfect to date.  I did 5.5 inches before I started the heel.


19 Responses to “Handknit wool socks are like warm clouds…”

  1. 1 anushka March 15, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous colour, lovely socks.

  2. 3 Kathy March 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    These are gorgeous. Your dye job and the pattern work excellently together!

  3. 4 KathyMarie March 15, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    They look fabulous! Great work, girly. Hooray!

  4. 5 Bryony March 15, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Ahhh, good old Sockbug 😀 I loved that pattern even tho I screwed it up a few times first 😉 You’ve done a lovely job, and that dye is gorgeous. YUM. Looks like raspberries and dipping chocolate…

    PS Leaving the needles in the open in the rice filled vase did the trick, so thank you 😀

  5. 6 Robyn March 15, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Your socks look great!

  6. 7 Emilee March 16, 2007 at 12:06 am

    That is a gorgeous dye job. And I love the pattern you chose.

    Good luck with your senior thesis! I handed mine in in April 2005, and I STILL get little flickers of “holy crap, it’s almost April!” even though it is two Marches later.

  7. 8 Susan March 16, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Love those socks! Your dye job is great and the pattern is lovely – including the length, as you point out. Great job!

  8. 9 HPNY Knits March 16, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    nice dye job and great socks. thanks for the pattern link.

  9. 10 Alison March 17, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    I love them. I really need to get the hang of sock knitting. First I need to get another sock circ, though.

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