Sunday, March 25, 2007

Clown Socks Complete

I finished my "clown socks" as the boys call them this afternoon. I was less than 15 minutes from being done when we were invaded by family from Oklahoma. It was torture to leave a project so close to being done...but how nice today to finish them so quickly. The pattern is Zig Zag from Cavy Shops. The pattern was great, quickly knit using DK weight yarn. My yarn is the problem. It is Schaefer - Lola. I love the feel of the yarn and the color is very vibrant, but I hate the pooling that occured on the feet. I am glad it is on the foot portion, not the leg because I can easily cover it with shoes...but I am disappointed. I liked the spiral stripe on the leg of the sock. I also like the herringbone effect that happened in some places, but when I got to the foot there was the horrible pooling! Yeck!
I tried the socks on and was pleased with the fit. I could tell immediately these socks are going in the drawer until next fall. The brief amount of time I had the socks on had my feet sweltering. I think I will put up heavier weight sock yarn until later in the year. I may try my hand at knitting with some of the bamboo blend yarns. But of course I first need to finish my second Dublin Bay! And begin my STR club socks...a little nervous about the process, they are toe up!

7 comments:

Beth said...

Julie,
I agree with you on the pooling. I really don't care for it. The socks look lovely and the pooled part will be inside socks.
How nice to have a completed project to cross off the list.

Knitting Rose said...

I like pooling - but even I think that is excessive! I love the socks though they are super!! Great job!

Tasha said...

I like them. I am glad that pooling is on the foot too - I can see why you'd be disappointed. Though I think they look great.

Abigail said...

I'm loving those socks! Sometimes pooling is so outrageous that it a piece truly unique! They will brighten any cold winter day and bring a smile to your heart!

If you need help with toe up socks I would be glad to help you. I am but an email away:D

Manda said...

Julie, I agree with everyone else on the pooling... :) lol. I like pooling, too, but that's a bit much. And don't let the toe-up scare you. It's easy. :) There's a tutorial on Knitty that helped me, and if you want help at the next Tuesday gtg, I'd be happy to help! :)

Anonymous said...

Great Job, Julie
I love the zig zag action on the top. Ellen

Elizabeth said...

Yeah, the pooling is a little much, BUT I also agree that the brightness might bring a smile to your face in the middle of winter. And at least it'll be inside your shoe. ;)