Friday, March 11, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Cliche?  Probably.  Polar opposite of green?  I don't know, I'll have to check a color wheel.

As you may have guessed, given my penchant for knitting socks, I jumped on the Cookie A Sock Club when it was announced.  (I know! Expensive!  I have forgone birthday and mom's day gifts for the year!)  Anyway, the first shipment arrived last week, and the patterns came via email around the same time.  It was a 25 page leaflet that included cookie recipes and two sock patterns (actually, two sock patterns and the second sock pattern had two variations!)  We only received one skein of yarn, some yummy String Theory Caper Sock (in the Solas colorway).  We did get a discount code from String Theory, and I promptly ran off and ordered a second skein of Caper (pictured above - in the Lotus colorway), so I could knit both patterns in Cookie's intended yarn.  Also?  Cashmere.

I have finished the first of the two patterns that I chose to knit:

Ripple Leaf Socks: 

Pattern:  Ripple Leaf Socks by Cookie A   Yarn:  String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock  Color:  Solas  Needles:  US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm  Started:  February 21, 2011  Completed:  March 9, 2011


Note:  Really, I have very little to complain about.  The pattern was great, the yarn was lovely.  My brain did not cooperate when I started the second sock and forgot that there was a left and a right (mirror image) to this pattern.  So there's that.  Somehow I think I am the only one to do anything about that.  I have moved right on and cast on the pink yarn to make the second pair from the Cookie A Sock Club - Haleakala Socks.  Yep - say that one three times fast.

The kiddo's high school won their quarter-final state championship hockey game last night, so we are moving on to watch another tonight.  Yay!  Good thing I love hockey.

Can't wait to see that pink knit up! I had a pair of cashmere socks a few years ago... they were the best socks ever!
The Ripple Leaf Socks in the Solas color - yummy!
They are lovely! Oh, mirror image patterns break my brain when I start the second sock, too. :)
My goodness - you're whipping out those socks like a mad woman.
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