Calvin & Ripple Socks
Started: September 20
Finished: Oct 4
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Mediumweight End – no idea what color it was suppose to be but I love it.
Pattern: Calvin & Ripple by Cristi Brockway
Needles: size 1.5US circ – magic loop
Notes: This is how I got my sock mojo back.
I manged to finish these in 2 weeks, which used to be normal time for me. Of course I did little else, knitting wise, but these were so worth it.
I may have a new fave sock pattern.
This is a wonderfully unique sock pattern – one toe up, one top down, different stitch patterns for the front, the same stitch pattern for the back of both heels
And believe it or not, I enjoyed the toe-up sock more. Maybe it was the very fun Calvin stitch pattern (it’s the one on the left in these photos), maybe it was the fact it was the first toe-up I enjoyed (Judy’s Magic Cast-On & doing Magic Loop instead of dpns played a significant reason for that), whatever the reason, I loved it. While the Ripple pattern is lovely as well, I couldn’t keep the stitch pattern in my tiny brain – even to the very end I had to keep tinking back every other row because I would mess up somehow. Still they look so lovely together – I never have had so much attention paid to my socks at work.
I didn’t really plan to use similar colors as the pattern – though it makes sense for a couple of orange kitties. There’s not much more I can say about the yarn that hasn’t been said before by me or others – I freaking love love love Socks That Rock.
And am I over my toe up phobia? Well I started another pair of Calvins for a holiday gift for my mom – what do you think? :) Thank you Cristi for such an awesome pattern!