Wednesday, July 4, 2007

no rain in the roses....

This morning I get to show you the Rose Leaf socks that I’ve been designing…

These socks are made from Filatura di Crosa Millefili Fine, a very thin, fine cotton with a natural sheen. They make many, many solid colours from bright to pale, but I chose a variegated skein with lavender, rose, and a little tangerine in it. This was the colour of the roses in my back yard and looked stunning in the ball. When I knit it up, the tangerine colour became more dominant, which is too bad, but I still like them! It took a little less than one ball of yarn for each sock.

This photo shows the colour most accurately. I designed this as I went along, but I did make notes, so when I get the little glitches worked out, I’ll write up the pattern…
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As you can see, I made a cuff-down sock with the regular flap-and-gusset heel and a star toe, which is nice and easy and good-looking, but best for very narrow toes. I’ve been using toe-up with short-row heel exclusively for 6 months now, so going back to the “regular way* really tested my memory!
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I’m going to try my pattern again with this yarn – Seacoast Handpainted superwash merino in Desert Rose. It was expensive, but I made it a present to myself for figuring out this pattern!
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"I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of
making a living." - Robert Henri

The amount of money one needs is terrifying.
- - Ludwig van Beethoven

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Willem de Kooning

"My God! How terrible these money questions are for an artist!" - Paul

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