Monday, September 24, 2012

CO: Oenology Socks



Well, the weather is getting chilly here in Vermont!  I woke up this morning to 33 degrees (F)!  Our entire house, with the exception of our master bedroom, has hard wood flooring, so my little tootsies were positively glacial this morning.  I decided to CO a pair of mindless vanilla socks while I am waiting for my needles to arrive to start another lace poncho.  Immediately, this skein of yarn called out to me!  It's String Theory Colorworks' Resonance Self-Striping in the Oenology colorway.  (Oenology is the art of wine making.)  This is just the perfect colorway for fall!  With the even, 5-stripe repeat, these will make cute socks! Resonance is a 100% SW Merino base.  Since I normally knit with a SW Merino/Nylon blend, I decided that these puppies would be house socks instead of socks I tried to stuff into shoes.  I like my handknit socks to have nylon in them for shoe-wearing only because they tend to wear better in shoes, conforming to feet better, with less shift in the shoe.  So I decided to knit these on a tad bigger needle since I just want them to be warm, cozy, house socks.  I'm using the Gusset Heel Basic Socks pattern by Wendy D. Johnson and knitting them on a US Size 2 1/2, 40" circular needle.  

Do y'all have socks on the needles right now?  If so, what pattern/yarn?


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6 comments:

  1. OMG I crave that weather. I am in Florida and they promised. (Im complaining to the weather channel.) Some cooler weather. Instead of 90 its 87 Blah! Its still hot Im miserable. but I do have a cowl on the needles a simple Knit two pearl two..Chrismtas for family in NJ...Not for me. Love your sock colors!

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  2. I live in NE Florida. Finally have crisp mornings. Wearing hand knit socks. :-)

    Using the same Wendy Johnson pattern but the simple skyp stitch pattern. It's my 1st attempt at toe up or using something other than stockinette or ribbing. And my 1st attempt at 2 circulars.

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    1. I'm also coveting your weather down here in Texas! I currently have a pair of Treebeard socks on the needles, along with a languishing pair of Baudelaire. Treebeard it's bring knit up in Wendy's Sockaholic yarn in the Grasshopper colorway (don't quote me on that), but I don't recall what yarn I'm using for the Baudelaire socks. A pretty purple sort, though.

      Down here I use socks to keep the a/c chill of my feet!

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  3. It's starting to get chilling in the new england states. I do have a pr of socks on the needles my own personal pattern.... They have been on the needles at least 6 months but I do plan on finishing them after I finish the color affection shawl and my angora thrummed fingerless mitts(for when I'm out grooming rabbits this winter).

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  4. It's starting to get chilling in the new england states. I do have a pr of socks on the needles my own personal pattern.... They have been on the needles at least 6 months but I do plan on finishing them after I finish the color affection shawl and my angora thrummed fingerless mitts(for when I'm out grooming rabbits this winter).

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  5. I need some socks on my needles soon. I had a pair I cast on over the summer, but while moving they got tossed around in my purse and knitting bag and got all sorts of messed up. So it's time to cast 'em back on, my tootsies have been really cold too! Brrr!

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