Yarn: Nature’s Palette in Mallard
Needles: 2mm Addi Turbos
Pattern: Elfine Socks by Anna
Date Started: 2.04.06
Date Finished: 2.11.06
The second time was definitely the charm! Note to self: DO NOT knit during the holidays or while stressed, you’ll just end up with bent needles and an unfinished project. Last time I only managed to make it to the fifth row in the pattern and these poor socks lived in that state for months. I restarted them last weekend in a more relaxed atmosphere (syrah always helps) and let’s just say it was for the better. I switched to one sock at a time and used a turkish cast on. I’m still surprised at how fast these socks knit up on 2 mm’s (Addi’s don’t come in 2.25 mm), the lace kept my attention the whole way through. It never got boring to watch the pattern develop, especially with this yarn.
The nature’s palette was perfect for these, the slight color variegation kept things from getting or looking boring. I really like the feel of the yarn, slightly crunchy while still being soft. I like my socks to have a little body or weight to them and this yarn provided that.
The color is truer in the top pic, blame the snow for the second one.