Monday, January 16, 2006

When in doubt, knit a sock.

Here is the problem. I am too focused on using up the stash of yarn before purchasing anything new. I have beautiful yarn, and really great patterns that I want to knit, but they don't match up. So there is no point in forcing it. I am still on a quest to find the perfect yarn for the "Lace Leaf Pullover". (Yes, I know Catherine, you want me to knit a skirt, and I have some patterns, but I just don't know. I never wear skirts....maybe.)

So, when in doubt of what to knit, start a sock.



Here is the start of the "Canal Du Midi" sock from Nancy Bush's "Knitting on the Road". I love this book, and have never done a sock out of it. Now is the time. I had this lovely shade of blue in the Regia Silk. These will be the perfect birthday gift for Mom.
I've done the recommend "Double-Start Cast On" which is a new cast on for me. This pattern also has a unique stitch pattern of crossed stitches that is also new to me. So, this is turning out to be a great learning project.

9 comments:

Peg said...

Beautiful sock. I have very few knitting books - pattern books, but not many other types. I love it when people recommend a book. I love to knit socks and have ordered "Socks, Socks, Socks", but perhaps Nancy Bush's book of socks to knit while on the road would be a good one. How goes the decorating?

Jill said...

I love Knitting on the Road and am planning on starting the Canada sock next week. It's actually my favourite Nancy Bush book (although I do like Vintage Socks and Folk Socks) I just find that I prefer the patterns in KOTR.

Beak-Knits said...

That looks great! I love a project that makes you try new things...how did you like the cast on?

savannahchik said...

great choice! i've been curious about that regia silk yarn. it feels luxurious but i've been wondering if it has memory because of the silk content. i'll be interested to hear what you think as you knit it up!

shizzknits said...

Very pretty sock. I have this book too but haven't gotten around to making anything out of it yet. This pattern looks like fun.

BTW what metal needles are you using?

Elemmaciltur said...

Well, my first sock ever ended on the gusset shaping yesterday. I put it up on my blog, if you wanna check it out.

Wool Winder said...

I knew you would figure out what to knit. Beautiful so far!

Lolly said...

Socks are an old standby, and they always turn out so well. Great start on yours, C!

Stephanie said...

You can never go wrong with a sock. I really like these and the color is fabulous.