Thursday, April 12, 2007

Vivid Blues - Finished!

When I first started making socks ten months ago, most patterns I looked at called for at least 400 yards of yarn. Now, some of the patterns I am swooning over call for 500 or more yards.

So when I made a very simple sock pattern, a 2x2 ribbing (not even on the instep) and wisely reduced the length of the leg by 1/2", I did not expect to have yarn shortage anxiety. But I did, and there was very little yarn left over at the completion of these socks.

Yarn: Great Adirondack "Soxie" denim - 360 yards
Pattern: My own remix
Needles: Susan Bates Quicksilver #1 dp's (I love these needles)
Comments: The yarn stained my fingers a bit, probably the nature of indigo dye. The socks have a soft, springy feel and a really beautiful blending of color. I plan to soak them in water with vinegar added before I wash them, just to try to set the dye a bit more. If you know another way to set the colors, please comment!

Stay tuned for my next project involving Bearfoot Mountain Colors yarn (only 350 yards).


Jen said...

Those socks are just wondersul. I think I am going to have to get some of that yarn. I love the color!

Have a great weekend!

Guinifer said...

The socks are beautiful. I'll be interested to hear how the vinegar works for you.