Thursday, August 17, 2006

Broadripple Part 1

Here are the pictures of the Broadripple socks I started. Blogger crapped out on me and wouldn't upload them the last time I tried to post them. I am using hand-dyed merino purchased on eBay awhile back. I find it shows the eyelets a lot more clearly than the cotton yarn listed in the pattern. (Cascade Yarns Fixation 98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic)

Other than this there's not much to tell. I did finish one sock and just started the other one today. The next thing I start may be my socks for the Mystery Sock KAL. I think I've decided on Obstacle Socks. I have some Lorna's Laces in Rainbow, but since I can't see what the sock looks like I don't really know if it will suite the pattern. Maybe it should be a more solid color. I don't know. I have a bit more time before I need to make a firm decision anyways. I also have some LL in Gold Hill. Those colors are more subtle and may be better. Maybe I'll use that instead. I think I originally had Dublin Bay Socks picked for the Rainbow yarn. The only problem I see with this KAL is that you aren't supposed to know what the socks look like that you are knitting, thus the mystery. However, the deadline is November sometime, and a lot of people are done already. I have been avoiding the blog as of late because I haven't started mine, and someone else may post a picture of what I'm planning on making. Thus my dilemma. I'd really like to peruse the blog, but I don't want to spoil the mystery either. I guess they will be my next socks so I can get them done and read the blog! I think it would have been best if people post the picture of their socks but not say what pattern they used.

Anyhoo, supper is almost done, so I will leave you with a picture of one of my flowers. I don't know what it's called - it's about 6' tall, and I guess it can get up to 8' tall. Whatever it is, it's pretty!

Happy knitting!


Anonymous Dipsy said...

Your Broadripple socks are coming along so nicely, those colors look absolutely yummy! The "Obstacle Socks" are already high up on my "Have to knit" list, the pattern is just awesome - looking forward to seeing yours if you decide to make them! Happy sock knitting!

11:54 PM  
Blogger meegiemoo said...

I think that flower is a Dahlia.

Socks look great!

8:54 AM  
Blogger aija said...

I think Stariel just suggested people not post pics of their socks, just links to their blog-- which is a good idea! I am NOWHERE near ready to start myself :)

9:25 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Ooooh! That is the 3rd time I have seen Fixation looking so good. The pics are lurvely!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Knittymama said...

What a pretty color!

11:13 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

I love the color you're using for broadripple. I've been thinking about making a pair of these for a while. I think you've inspired me!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Oohhhh...those are beautiful!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

I dig the Broadripple socks. Maybe should have done those, rather than the SKS Welt Fantastic.

I used LL's Rainbow in a pair of socks with the Elongated Corded Rib pattern from SKS, and it pooled something fierce. There's pics on my blog from a while back. I didn't mind it, but it was, shall we say, "psychedelic."

6:55 PM  

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