I’m spending some time with my family for a week or so, so things have been quiet here on the blog. But this is what I’m working on from my cozy position on parents’ couch, next to the wood-burning stove–thick, warm winter socks using some purty Madelinetosh Merino DK (in color Ruby Slippers). The pattern is Cranberry Tart Socks by Julie Rousculp, found on Ravelry. I love the pattern–it’s not too complicated, but has some nice cables to keep things interesting. However, I have to say that the color shading in this yarn, which seemed fairly subtle on the skein, is super pronounced once knit, making the cables totally disappear. You can barely see them in the photo above, right?
Here’s how things look on the back of the sock, where it’s just stockinette. I think what this yarn is telling me is that it wants to be knit into something very basic–so I’m going to frog these few inches and start over with a sock that’s got either a stockinette or ribbed cuff. Sometimes basic is just best, I guess.
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