Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Socks: The Beginning


I started the August socks a while ago, but I haven't mentioned them till now, at least that I can remember.  This was the first time I had to make a substitution to my originally planned year of socks.  The pattern that I had picked out of the box this month was Harris Tweed, which I had been wanting to try for quite a while, and the yarn was Crystal Palace Mini Mochi.  I gave it a good try, but these two just did not go well together at all.  I honestly really like the Mini Mochi yarn, but I just don't think it's suited to socks, at least it's not my ideal yarn for socks.  I found that each time I purled, and even sometimes when I knit, the yarn would split, and I had to constantly watch my knitting, which I didn't like.  I was hoping since the pattern was pretty mindless, I could just sort of go on auto-pilot and knit away, but with the splitting, it just wasn't possible.  These socks would have been super soft and lush to wear on my feet, but I couldn't bare the thought of knitting them when I was struggling so much.  I decided that it was okay to switch from the original plan, so I substituted another yarn and pattern I'd been wanting to try instead.  I picked the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern and I'm using Knit Picks Felici in the exact same colourway as the original design.  This is a fun pattern, very easy and mindless and you all know how I feel about Felici, so they make a beautiful combination to me.  I have one done, and I'm on the leg portion of the second one right now.  I haven't had as much time to work on them as I would like, but they are coming along.  I will do my best to get them done before the end of the month.  Some days I wish I could knit in my sleep!


1 comment:

  1. I have some Mini Mochi yarn but it doesn't look as skinny as yours. Sorry the two didn't work out. Sometimes a pattern can get lost in so much color. I'll keep in mind what you posted. This yarn looks great in this pattern tho!