Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tested by a Nebula

Sometimes, supposedly knitting a second sock at a "relaxed" pace doesn't always mean things go smoothly. I've had to tink & rip back so many more times on the second sock (the right) than the time-crunched test-knit-on-a-tight-deadline left sock. Apparently, relaxed doesn't mean I'm allowed to lose my focus on the pattern. But I'm happy the pair is done.


Nebula by Cookie A
pattern size medium
Dream in Color Smooshy in Wisterious
size 2.75 (US 2) Knit Picks nickel-plated dpns

only mod: less pointy toe


With the long holiday weekend, I get to get a bunch of knitting done & finally finished my first Cat Bordhi secret sock as well. The foot construction is her new sock architecture to be released via book form at Sock Summit.


The varying blues & blacks of the STR Rare Gem lightweight I bought at Sock Camp reminded me of how the Pacific Ocean changes colors as you gaze at it from a tropical beach - from the turquoise & aqua shades near the shore to the dark blue of the deep ocean, to the black shadows on the surface caused by the clouds overhead. So I ended up nicknaming the Rare Gem My Deep Blue Sea. I then decided the Crest of the Wave pattern (using the chart in More Sensational Knitted Socks) more fitting than the 2 Cat patterns I initially had in mind for the leg.

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to knit Nebula once I get about a million other things off the needles. I can't wait for Cat's new stuff to made available, either! I love the color of that sock.

Angeluna said...

Both gorgeous. Strangely, I always sail through the first sock, then spend half my time frogging on the second one. Counter-logical, isn't it?

Lisa said...

They both look really nice!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! You are a sock knitting rock star! Those Nebula are stunning (and you used Smooshy...not a fave of ours, but it looks great!).

Just love Cat's sock!! Yours are gorgeous!! I miss camp!! And I miss you!! Have a great weekend!!

Neuroknitter said...

Lovely socks! I particularly am enchanted with the Nebula socks!!

Happy holiday weekend!

cupcakefaerie said...

Beautiful socks!

Angela said...

Gorgeous--I need to "Q" Nebula ASAP!!!

Tan said...

Thanks for the headsup on Nebula--I hadn't seen it. Yours are gorgeous, no matter the problems #2 gave you.

Knitting Kris said...

WOW - those socks are fantastic! You are SO talented! I also love your Shawl That Jazz in your previous post. I picked up some jubilation in Twisted at MDSW to knit one - the colors are SO pretty. Of course, it's getting warmer here, so that project might be one for Fall!

Linda said...

Wow! I hadn't seen the Nebula pattern before. Yours are gorgeous! And I love how your Cat sock turned out. Your stitch pattern choice was perfect for your yarn. I wish you were going to Sock Summit--we could have a Hermit reunion.