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.
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:
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...
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.