Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It’s Earth Day—What are you doing?

Something—I hope! There are thousands of ways you can help make this world a better place.

Oh, yeah, I finished the socks. They look nice—to me, they are nothing special--and likely to be worn sometime before I cease wearing socks (for the summer)—I don’t totally give up on socks for the summer—I have a half dozen or so cotton or cotton blend socks—but I go bare foot as often as I can.

I really enjoyed having the few extra yards of the Lemon Drop color way to add--Thank you to the Lion Brand Studio for making it available!

The sock is a bit of mish-mash--mostly plain... I cast on (long tail) in Lemon Drop, and then switched over to the Rock Candy grey for a bit of a brighter edge to the Latvian twist on the top of the cuff.

And then worked some rounds of Latvian braid --and was happy with the results--even though the semi stripe pattern of the yarn muted the braids (that work best with strong constrast)

The two colors worked up differently in each heel--since I made no effort (at any point!) to have the subtle stripe match.  2 color linen stitch is a strong dense heel stitch--that will be shown off in clogs as often as its tucked into shoes--and will never wear out!

The toes are just a simple stripe--and again--interesting how they change the look of the main colorway.  

The whole sock is sort of a study of how the two colorways play together.

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