Monday, February 07, 2011

Happiness is a new pair of socks

Mondays are not my best days.  My weekends are too enjoyable, I guess.  What would make me feel better on this gray day?  Orange socks, of course!

 

Pattern:  Undulating Rib Socks, by Ann Budd (from Favorite Socks)
Yarn:  Plymouth Yarn Zino, in ? (can't find the ball band)
Needles:  US2 and US1 DPNs
Modifications:  For some reason, the arithmetic in the pattern did not quite work for me, so I made some modest modifications to center the pattern over the foot.



I have a vague memory of trying this pattern once before, without success, but I love this result.  And while I think the colorway is gorgeous, I did not like knitting this single ply yarn.  Too splitty, especially when worked off the outside of the skein.  There are plenty of beautiful yarns out there, so I see no sense in knitting one this cantankerous.

4 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Hard not to be cheerful with socks like that!

Delusional Knitter said...

Very nice, love the bright colors!

A. Warped, knitter said...

Perfect for the cold, snowy weather we have. Enjoy them!

Ann said...

Lovely colorway, but what yarn is that?