Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First French Toast

Today is the first French Toast Alert of the season roundabout Exit 151! It's snowing – intermittent globular snow rather than flakes and unlikely to stick, but inarguably winter precipitation, and before Thanksgiving, no less. Better knit faster on the current sock – mustn't let this singleton grow lonely.

Blue Green Sock

I love this beauteous blue Green Merino Socks by Tuulia Salmela, worked in Fleece Artist Basic Merino, colorway Blue Lagoon. The cuff has an Estonian twisted edge and twisted rib, and the leg is slip stitch honeycomb. The original calls for yarn swags everywhere; because this yarn is pilly and (I fear) may not wear well, I worked the sole plain and discontinued the honeycombs on the top. The stitch count is increased to 64 sts to accommodate my Frankenfeet; the pattern is endlessly adjustable in increments of 4 sts.

Off to have the car brakes looked at. Lately the rear brakes have been screeching, which can't be a good thing. I'm thinking new brake pads, possibly new rotors, sigh.

8 comments:

Daniele said...

Love the pattern and color of the sock!!

Jessica said...

Pretty!!

I can't believe this weather!!

Bezzie said...

Yeah I woke up deeply disappointed this morning :-(

But it's perfect wool sock weather!

eightfoldrabbit said...

The FA sock yarn I've knit with, while soft and amazing, is very pilly and does not wear as sturdily as other yarns I've used. I save my FA socks for "house socks" as a rule.

Kim said...

Lovely socks! My FA socks have held up well, just an overall halo of fuzz. The worst sock yarn for pilling (in my experience) is Claudia Handpaint. After 2 wearings, the socks needed a ggod shaving.
It is freezing cold today! Brrrrr!

Celia said...

That sock is so pretty!

Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

Sweet socks! Haven't made a blue pair yet but might just have to try it. I'm sufficiently inspired now.

CrazyFiberLady said...

Beautiful sock! Endlessly adjustable in 4 st increments is perfect for my wee feet. i'm going to have to queue those!