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Monday, August 06, 2007

Handspun Pomatomus in BFL

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Pomatomus by CookieA.com
Winter Knitty 2005
Handspun 3-ply superwash BFL (spun by me); roving from pigeonroofstudios.etsy.com, "nightshade"
US 2 (2.75mm) dpns, 4
Started: June 17, 2007
Finished: August 5, 2007

Still my favorite sock pattern, my 4th and not final time knitting it :) I think it is a great one for handspun-- I'm always thinking my handspun isn't even enough for texture work, but the twisted stitches and ribbing mean that the heart and soul of the yarn stands out, not the thick and thin parts.

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Even though I cut one repeat from the leg (it's still very long), I ran out of yarn for the 2nd toe and subbed in some leftover handspun merino superwash from the "glass ocean" socks:

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Not bad :) I wanted to keep these a totally handspun pair, so I'm lucky I still had leftovers. Actually, I have leftovers from every handspun pair so far except these-- just need to think about what to do with them (besides falling back on them for toes!)

I like the color a lot, I think it also looks great as a 2-ply. Krista's been listing lots of handspuns, roving and sock yarns lately in her etsy shop (I may have a new something from her for an upcoming etsy friday) :) I can't remember if I custom ordered this roving or not, but when I have it's painless and you don't get all !!! when someone snatches something you want from your cart :)

Another variation of cookiea & pigeonroof studios...

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Twisted Flower sock pattern from CookieA.com
Superwash merino sock yarn from pigeonroofstudios, "artichoke" colorway
Freshwater pearl and garnet stitch marker from zeromarkers*

Krista's superwash merino sock yarns are a *perfect* sub for the Louet Gems Cookie uses in all of her patterns. I'm going to frog this one though, seeing mine and browsing all of the TF's on ravelry, I think it really looks best in a solid since it is so deeply patterned. I'll use the artichoke yarn for another Cookie pattern though... haven't decided which one yet.

Going to go swatch something to get it out of my head, maybe spin in the rain flurries outside. Have a good one!


* I have more triangle garnets for custom orders and to be listed for sale later in the week. Other garnet shapes already for sale in my etsy shop... convo me if you like the triangles best.

17 comments:

Bertha said...

Wow, those turned out really beautiful! I love the little mismatch toe! So charming!

danielle said...

there's something about those socks that makes them look so... alive... i love them! i've seen them on your blog before and i have some yarn set aside to make a pair... it's the converting them to toe-up that makes me nervous... i never get the fit perfect on top-down socks.

Marie said...

I got my amber markers today. Beautiful, I love them and are using them right now. I like the little ones added in the package too. I will need to buy some of those since I have been knitting lace lately.

Acornbud said...

"spun by me"...I'm not worthy!! Lovely socks and yarn.

allie said...

The handspun socks are gorgeous, the different-colored toe adds more character! I love the twisted flowers and the artichoke colorway!!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Particularly in that yarn too! Great job!

HPNY Knits said...

ooh! how nice. your own handspun in hand knit socks. just lovely!

adrienne said...

They look great! Every time I see your Pomatomuses, it reminds me how much I love that pattern.

Stacey said...

love the handspun - the Pom pattern really makes it stand out! That artichoke yarn would be pretty for Hedera....

Lisa said...

There is nothing like a pair of homespun socks! They're gorgeous!

Janis said...

The handspun looks lovely and even more so in that pattern. :)

WandaWoman said...

Wow, still have not knit this pattern, but every time I see it, I think I need to get on the stick. It looks great and in your own handspun, no less. I'll be buying some new markers soon. I'm definitely in the market for some.

Kristine said...

love them! very beautiful. It is great that you used your own handspun.

Jo said...

Those socks are really impressive - to spin such lovely yarn and then knit it! Wow.

Chris said...

Pretty pretty! I must knit that pattern...

lexa said...

Love the Poms! That's one of my favorites, too, but I've only knit it once so far. I do have yarn in the stash earmarked for more, though. :)

laura said...

I stumbled across your handspun poms on ravelry and thought they looked great and I should give it a shot with mine.

I am about 3/4s of the way done with the first sock and had to come find where I saw this because I love the way it's turning out. THANKS for the idea. :)

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