Friday, September 22, 2006

He loves me!

So, I have finally finished the Lovemeknot socks. I had zero problems with the first sock. But then I got *smart* and decided that I would reverse the colors in the second. No problem... until I turn the heel. For some reason, I had a hell of a time CONTINUING the illusion pattern and getting the colors right after doing so.

But, I frogged back to the heel twice and they are finally done.



I used two balls of Knitpicks Palette, because these have been on my needles for so long that there wasn't black essential back when I ordered them.

Incidentally, I think I'm done with illusion knitting for a long time to come.



Whoa! Look! Hearts! And according to the mystic riddle at the end of the end of the pattern (props to Alice for always writing interesting patterns), Steve does, in fact, love me. Whew. And, because they are finished, Virginia Woolf will not haunt me. This is accurate because my days in literature classes are over. Whew!

5 comments:

surya said...

heh, i'm from michigan too....it's cold and rainy tonight....anyways....the socks are just as lovely here as they are over at pk@lj. did you like working with that yarn? i have very limited experience with knit picks and i'm leary of ordering yarn i can't molest in person first.

Amy said...

Palette is actually my least favorite of the knitpicks yarns I've used so far. It feels SENSATIONAL knitted up, don't get me wrong, they feel nice on a cold, rainy night...

My main qualm, though, was that it's two plies that are not spun that tightly together. Therefore, I got a lot more splitty goodness than I'm used to getting and with size 1 needles, it was awfully noticable. Given the opportunity, I'd do them again... in essential, which I liked better. =P

Guess I didn't blather on enough, eh?

surya said...

lol...there is never enough blather....me, myself...i tend to babble *shrugs*

good to know about the splitting issue...i'm gathering that you've used and greatly approve of essential though so maybe i will take the chance and order some...

thanks!

KnitXcorE said...

New guy here.... those socks are AMAZING!!!! I love them :-)

itslikearuin said...

Those are lovely. I like the idea of reversing colours too.