Friday, May 7, 2010

Purple Haze

It seems the sock malaise has passed. I am loving the May sock! I am loving the May yarn. I look forward all day to the time when I get to pick these up again.

Theme of the month is cables. I chose a pattern I've been looking at for years, Brainylady's Basic Cabled Socks. They're coming out just right, and with 7 plain rows to every cable row, they move fast. The 2 x2 ribbing between the cables really pulls in, so I'm constantly having second thoughts and thinking about ripping out and casting on 8 more stitches, but when I try it over the very broad ball of my larger foot, it's fine, so I'm trying to stay calm.

The yarn is Dream in Color's Smooshy; the color is Visual Purple. I'm already thinking about what yarn to use for the next pair of these.


  1. Mmmmm, gorgeous colour! And cables on socks... not tried those before, might be tempted one day. Might!

  2. I too have decided to knit a cable rib sock. I'm telling you right now, there is no way I will have it done by the end of May. I will leave SOM to you and Pat. Pat, didn't you say you are knitting the 'brainless' socks? I don't see that you've written a post about them.