Thursday, September 6, 2007

Socks That Mock

This yarn has been mocking me. It looked loverly in the skein, somewhat worrisome wound, and now no matter what stitch pattern I try, it's eyeball-searing. I'd provide photographic evidence, but the attempt might break my digicam as well as blind gentle readers. Instead, here's the ball, smug as smug can be after winding, *swatching, frogging, rewinding, repeat from *. (Obviously, I have no complaints about yarn quality.)

STR Fire on the Mountain

Well, I may be one lone defeated knitter, but the knitterly community includes powers vastly greater than my feeble abilities. After a search, I know just what pattern to use, having Margene's example. At the same time, there's a Sockapaloozer out there in need of angel socks and, wouldncha know it, BRIGHT socks are actually a plus. Sounds like a plan, yea, even a rally. We'll see who gets the last laugh!

Speaking of last laughs, I finished reading HP and the Deathly Hallows. The book is a decent read and satisfying conclusion to the series, with only a few dangling ends. I'm amazed at how the brilliant U.S. cover illustration shows everything without spoiling anything. The movie may have rough sledding earning a G rating, though. The body count is uncomfortably high – I'd have to peg it at Pretty Gory-13.

9 comments:

Margene said...

The P-word sock is a good one for Fire on the Mountain;-)

trek said...

None of the HP movies has rated a G. In fact, OOP could have been an R, IMHO.

Neatnik's not seeing any of them any time soon.

--Deb said...

I loved the US cover even before I read the book, and loved it even more once I realized what was happening!

Bezzie said...

I agree the P-Word would be a good pattern for that yarn. I hate it when yarn seduces like that!

dragon knitter said...

actual rating on OOP was pg-13. i did take my boys (they were nearly 13 & 15 at the time), and while it was pretty wild, and had sad bits, it was ok. i think #7 will get at least a pg-13. i'm sure they'll tone it down to get at least that.

Suzie said...

I know what you mean about the FOTM. I ended up making a pair of ribbed socks for a friend and baby booties with the leftovers!

Sweet Camden Lass said...

Oh wow! I *LOVE* that yarn.

And the Poto-what-nots that are in the link (will go comment there now).

~x~

Carla said...

I love this colorway, but also had an issue picking a pattern. I finally just cast on for Retro Ribs and went with it. I had some pooling, but I've learned to love these particular socks.
Now I'm reminded to get that picture of them moved over to flickr and into my ravelry!

Kim said...

Well, you know me, my eyeballs are fried from the hot sizzling screaming pink Jitterbug from a few months back, so Fire on the Mountain is pleasing to my eyeballs. If you're interested, I could bring my STR collection to SnB and we could do a trade. I do have some more subdued hues in there.