Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Ok, I’m trying not to be bitter with Lorna’s Laces because I’m reasonably sure it is not the yarn’s fault that every time I knit with it, the socks seem to be cursed. But….the evidence is mounting.

To recap, there were the Mermaids. Then, the Gentlemen’s Fancy Socks.
and now….the Rainbow Connection Muppet Socks are giving me a wee bit of trouble.
Pattern: Vanessa Antiopa by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces solemate
Colorway: Rainbow
Rainbow Yarn
Take 1 – size Large 2.25mm (got gauge, but I really don’t like the way the yarn is pooling)
Take 1 - rainbow sock
Take 2 – size Medium 2.5mm needles
Take 2 - rainbow sock

This striping pleases me, but I’ve just realized that I’m not doing the twisted decreases, but rather just plain ole knit two togethers. I’m totally going to end up ripping back to the ribbing……..Third time’s the charm. (she types optimistically while humming Rainbow Connection to herself)

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading Outlander and really enjoying it, but man, it is LONG!)
Frontier Dreams


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17 Comments

  1. Bonnie says:

    Ha! I just bought a skein of this yarn! I wish I was able to look at a skein and figure out how it was going to knit–whether it was going to stripe or be uber-variegated or something in between. I’m excited to see your progress on these. I think the color/pattern combo is a good one.
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  2. Dahle says:

    I feel your pain. After taking my work in progress photo of my latest sock I frogged the entire thing and started over this morning. I wish I could blame the yarn but it is definitely the knitter’s fault.

  3. heathermama says:

    love that yarn, i like the way both takes look, different but good.
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    • Katie says:

      thank you! I couldn’t handle all the green on one side and all the red/purple on the other.

  4. Pumpkin says:

    I must admit that I like take 2 better than take 1, good call! I’m loving the striping. I think that these will not be cursed, at least I’m hoping they won’t be!

    • Katie says:

      They seem to have outgrown their curse. Fingers crossed! (it is hard to knit with my fingers crossed, but I’m managing.)

  5. Joanna says:

    You’re so diligent in making sure you have the gauge and coloring you like, it will all be worth it when you have the finished pair exactly the way you imagined. That colorway is stunning.
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  6. Regula says:

    Beautiful yarn.
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  7. Russell says:

    I LOVE THAT SONG! and rainbows, and um socks… it’s a win win for you no matter what… someday you’ll find it

  8. Alicia says:

    Yay rainbows! At least it’s a fun color you get to keep working with longer, right?
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  9. Carrie says:

    Love that color.

    Rip back to the ribbing? I just might need to start using that. Probably won’t mean the same as what you mean…but nevertheless, it’s good.
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