This is the Delicious Knee Socks pattern from Cosmicpluto (aka, Laura Chau). I actually met Laura when I went to Rhinebeck and she was amazing! Truly a wonderful person and very accessible to a star-struck knitting fan, lol. I've had my eye on this pattern since it first came out, but I got pushed over the edge last week when I found it in a bin of new indi-patterns at Bella Yarns. I wanted to knit my new Loud and Proud Socki Maki from the toe-up so that I'd be sure to use every last yard and get all the colors in, and this pattern has an option to modify it into an over-the-knee-sock. It was a no-brainer really, lol. I cast on right away and I'm almost done with the first sock. I decided to stripe it with the beautiful new gray yarn I got during the yarn crawl to be sure I'd get all the way up to my knee (because I've got longer legs than most).
I have knit the pattern as written up to the point where I'd finished the calf increases. Then I added 1.25" of length before starting the calf decreases. I've been trying these on as I go (one benefit of using the Magic Loop) to make sure they'll fit nicely. You can't see it here in this photo but yesterday I made it to the final color. I've knit through at least one full color each day, and it's amazing how much more knitting I can get done when I don't have homework to worry about, lol. It's also nice to have something that travels well and that I can show off, as my current project is not very portable and totally secret.
|photo property of Play at Life Fiber Arts|
Needless to say, you'll be seeing more of this yarn popping up around the blog in the same exact colorway. I've got plans for two sport-weight skeins I got last year. And if any of you out there have knit with Play at Life yarns, I'd love to see some photos.