Thursday, January 15, 2009

Springy Socks

On Ravelry, the Socks that Rawk forum is holding a KAL focused on the leyburn sock pattern. Most of you who read this are already signed up and knitting. The idea is to get as many colorways of STR knit up in this pattern. Turtlegirl is moderating the group and keeping track of which color each person is using.

I went stash diving and found this.

STR Lightweight- Goody Goody_edited

STR Lightweight in Goody Goody. When wound on Tuesday night, it turned into this.

Goody Goody Ball

And by the end of the evening, I had 5 inches of sock.

Leyburns- Goody Goody

These socks are literally FLYING off my needles. Minty is a genius I tell ya!

A couple things I'm learning while knitting these up.
1. I still don't LOVE the color. It's knitting up beautifully. The fabric is fabulous but the colors just aren't me. Don't worry, I'll still wear them.
2. Judy's Magic Cast On... Where have you been all my life?!?!?!?
3. I have too many things on my needles. I can see "Finish it February" in my future.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah said...

I'm not normally a pastel fan, but that is the right yarn for the right pattern...love the way the sock is coming along. Really beautiful!

12:07 PM  
OpenID ohgivemeagnome said...

Beautiful. After you first talked about this KAL, I added Leyburn to my favorites. After seeing your sock and the Yarn Harlot's, I think I may have to move it to my queue. I have never done a toe up, but how hard can it be? Great job!

12:47 PM  
Blogger knittinwolf said...

What a beautiful pattern...love the way its turning out!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Very fun to hear about this group project. I love the pattern you are knitting up. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the colorway. Thanks for the visual treat!

4:03 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

These are gorgeous - and fun! Like jelly beans!

4:56 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow. Goody Goody looks AWESOME in the Leyburn pattern! Yay!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is so pretty! I like the yarn/pattern combo!

5:45 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I'm not much into pastels, but those really are knitting up beautifully! And you've discovered the er, magic, of the Magic Cast-on, too. It's like the first time you do kitchener and you think, my god that is BRILLIANT!

6:56 PM  
Blogger marirob said...

that is a beautiful pattern in a beautiful color! i love them both!

7:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Such a pretty sock-in-progress! I LOVE that colourway.

7:10 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

It does fly doesn't it!! Love the colorway and pattern together! And Judy's magic cast-on...it ROCKS!!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

If only the world's problems could be solved as swift and elegantly as the JMCO solves the toe up cast on.

I prefer more saturated hues, but that toe looks like Easter come early! Yummy enough to eat.

It's just plain gorgeous.

5:09 AM  
Blogger trek said...

I like how the pattern looks in that yarn. What size needles are you using?

5:40 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I think they look great! If you decide not to wear them, I know someone who will. ;)

8:44 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Ooo, those are great. I, too, am not so fond of the pastels, but those colors just flow together so well.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I love this colorway. I was wearing my Goody Goody Gumdrops yesterday, in fact.

Love how it looks in the Leyburn pattern.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Wow! I may actually knit that yarn after all. I haven't liked anything else I've seen that yarn knitted into and honestly I don't even like looking at it hanging on my wall. But it's quite pretty in the Leyburns! That pattern really does make everything look good.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Pastels aren't my favorite, but in this sock that are fabulous! i love it!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jenny Girl said...

Cute and springy indeed! That pattern is adorable.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

So very nice and Easter-y!

3:46 AM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

You know, when we received this colorway, I was very disappointed. The whole year in STR had not thrilled me (until the last two shipments). But seeing your leyburns give me hope that maybe someday I'll like the colorway enough to knit it. Thanks for showing it in a great pattern!

4:46 AM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

Now, those are gorgeous socks. I am a sucker for pastels, but only sometimes. Since I've got spring in my sights, the timing is about right. They're very Easter-y.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Rocky Moreno said...

I do like Goody Goody but it's not a color for me. I'm not a real pastel'ish kinda gal, so I get where your coming from.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Knit and Purl Mama said...

I got that colorway too - I love it. It looks GREAT with that pattern!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh, gorgeous! Okay, I joined the KAL. Gotta find a yarn now. I adore that colorway you are using ~ it's "me"!

12:20 PM  
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12:20 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

I am so in love with these, fabulous.....

2:19 PM  

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