Thursday, March 6, 2008

Yarn Therapy and cabled socks

I have way too much stuff going on right now, but during my lunch today I made a stop at my LYS (Local yarn shop, I'm still new to this blogging about knitting stuff). I came across this gorgeous crystal palace yarn in the sock yarn section. It is a bamboo-wool mix and it is incredibly soft to the touch. I am making some baby socks, but I may have to go back and pick up some more for a set of socks for myself.

I'm being brave and combining a few patterns. I've made 4 plain socks, 2 singles and a pair, so cables didn't sound too daunting on a sock.

This is my first attempt at cables. I'm surprisingly happy with the way it is coming out. I might try to bring the cables down the front of the foot. Most babies don't wear shoes, meaning some pretty cables on the socks would be sweet to look at.

I prefer using magic loop on socks as you can see above. However, it's been so long since I've made a sock, I hope I remember how to turn the heel. I can't seem to find anything on what to do with the stitches that are not in the heel. I feel like I should put them on a yard holder, but I'm not sure.


Jovi said...

cute socks, mel! i've only made one pair, but i'm pretty sure i didn't put the sts on a holder for the heel. i was magic looping, too. join the magic loop group on ravelry!

Tamara said...

Wow, that is gorgeous yarn, Mel!

Stacie said...

love it, they look great Mel!

ymymmytm said...

I saw that yarn at my LYS but I was not sure. Now I have to go there and buy some.