Saturday, September 8, 2007

Reflections

Here are the socks that took me ridiculously long to complete. I've been through so much while knitting these that I was almost reluctant to finish them. They were started June 10 (the day after World-wide Knit in Public Day). In the time since casting on I have written and defended my project proposal, come to an understanding with my advisor (and I think he "gets" me now, too), and eaten way more fast food than I'd like to admit. I've changed. I wonder if I'll ever be able to wear these without thinking of the stress I was under when I made them.


Project Details:
Pattern: Waving Lace Socks (Evelyn A. Clark)
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 in Pixie (Purchased at The Loopy Ewe)
Needle: 2mm (US 0)
I cannot convey how much I love Fleece Artist. The yarn has sheen and character. It knits up so evenly that I think it's perfect for socks with textured patterns. The gentle color gradations kept things interesting without making the end result cluttered. I will definately be using this yarn again.

7 comments:

Knitting Diva said...

Your socks are beautiful. I finished a pair of socks using the Fleece Artist Merino and loved the yarn also. We have missed you on Wednesday knit nights. Hope your life will see a slower pace soon and you can return to knit with us.

Gena said...

They look great! Sometimes I have flashback memories to that time in my life. I'm sure the beauty of the socks will win out. And look at it this way, even though the time was stressful, you made it through with flying colors!

Karen said...

They're beautiful! I love them - and I hope you'll wear them with pride. Hope to see you soon :)

Jules said...

What beautiful socks!!! Don't dwell on the stress you were under while creating them, think of the relief you feel now that all of that is over with and they are finally complete. What a nice way to close up a stressful summer.

Juli said...

those are beautiful! i need to check out that yarn :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Worth the wait - they're beautiful!

Anonymous said...

If you haven't knitted anything in a while then talk about something else. For example, Kassidy and I dyeing yarn at your place!

-Lil' Bit