Yarn: Socks That Rock, Ruby Slipper (one ounce left over)
Needles: 2.5mm Addis
Date Started: 3.04.06
Date Finished: 3.11.06
On Friday I finally picked up this project again and started knitting the second sock, by the time I went to sleep I had turned the heel and by Saturday afternoon I had bound off. Anna, what weird voodoo did you put in this pattern? You would think I knit these socks using a sport or dk yarn, each sock only took me two to three days, if that. The combination of knitting an easy six row repeat, toe up, magic loop style created the speed to thwart any notion of second-sock-syndrome. That only wouldn’t make a great sock pattern, but the perfect fit and the impressive results do. Can you tell I love these socks?
I still don’t buy all the hype surrounding this yarn. It’s isn’t very soft, which makes it a great wearing sock yarn (yay!), but murder on my hands (boo!). Am I willing to sacrifice super softness for some cool colors? I’m not so sure yet. The colors are pretty cool, if you go on the site Ruby Slippers looks like it’s just red and purple, but when you knit with it you find all these different shades of reds, pinks, oranges, and purples. I do have one more skein of STR (in gypsum) in the stash to help me decide later. The yarn isn’t rough at all on my feet, unfortunately I don’t knit with my feet so there you go. The heat today did make me realize that sock knitting season may be done for me unless I find the cotton version of STR (sock candy), does anyone know where I can find that without having to form a fellowship to go on some sort of quest?