Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.
Feb
06.
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Category: knitting & crocheting


I volunteered to knit a pair of socks, selected blue yarn, and immediately started to re-think my color choice. Was the blue perhaps too smurfy? Then I saw it in person. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is exactly the color that Cookie Monster must be in real life. I am in LOVE. It’s got this depth to the color that makes me imagine Cookie is in my kitchen baking and talking to Siri right now. I adore it. I think I may be crossing into ‘Space Cadet doesn’t dye a color I don’t love’ territory.

One brave roly poly has decided that he too is attracted to these socks.


I sat cross-legged on my back patio and snapped a few pictures to capture the joy I’ve felt as I knit these socks. In addition to the color, the stitch definition on these socks is great and they’re going to hold up well, I can feel it.








Yarn: Space Cadet Oriana 8-ply
Colorway: Look up!
Needles: 2.25mm Addi Sock Rockets for the legs
2.25mm Nova DPN’s for the feet
Pattern: Test knit for Hunter Hammersen


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Lycaena virgaureae Socks

Lycaena virgaureae Socks

Another pair of socks is finished and I find myself reflecting. I hadn’t considered that using the scraps from old socks would make me think of the socks these leftovers originated from. Now, my scrappy Lycaena virgaureae socks are like a scrapbook for 6 other pairs of socks. Well, 5 finished pairs of socks and a Texas Stars cowl that I plan to knit. at some point. after I knit all the socks.

Pattern: Lycaena virguareae from The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II
Needles: 2.5mm for the legs
2.25mm for the feet

Yarns: Cascade Yarns Heritage – (red)
Barking Dog Yarns Achilles – Teal Mist
KnitPicks Stroll Tonal – (orange)
KnitPicks Stroll Tonal – Springtime
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet – Vignette
Cascade Yarns Heritage – (gold)

Chrysanthemum socks

Chrysanthemum socks from The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet

Mashad

Mashad from Silk Road Sock


Slant Socks

Slant Socks

Popped Socks

Popped Socks

Fucus asparagoides from The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Volume III

Fucus asparagoides from The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet, Volume III


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A rare thing has happened. I looked at a pattern, pictured a color, discussed it with a friend, she agreed, then, and this is the kicker, I dove into my stash and surfaced with a hank that I LOVED for these socks.
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This NEVER happens. Here’s the usual turn of events:
I pick a color, a friend (or two) convince me that another color would be wiser, I root around in the stash, change my mind 5 times, take 3 colors to The Husband. He picks one. I solidify my preference for a different shade and cast on.
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So, even though these socks and I took a couple of wrong turns (How long have I been knitting socks? I forgot to turn a heel. I’m convinced I was distracted by my excitement over the color), I am in love!
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Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock (purchased at The Yarn Spot in Silver Spring, Maryland)
Colorway: Dragon berry
Needles: 2.25mm Signature Needle Arts DPN’s
Pattern: Complect by Hunter Hammersen
Mine raveled here


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