Saturday, May 05, 2007

Tidepools


First, a big thank you to Larissa for including me in the test knitting for her upcoming book. It was great fun to have even the tiniest part in it. After having a peek at a few of the zillions of things that have gone into the book, I am so looking forward to seeing the finished product!!

On top of that, I was one of the lucky recipients of a skein of Blue Moon Socks That Rock yarn! The colorway, Tidepool, was designed especially for Larissa to compliment her color theme for the book. It's so special. I wanted to make sure what it becomes is equally great.

I tried at least four different sock patterns, and each of them "pooled" the colors way more than I could tolerate. I don't mind some pooling. In fact, I like the effect on lots of things. However, I was getting ALL the purple on one side of the sock... yechh...

Finally, I was able to get more of the effect I wanted with a "wavy" stitch... plus I like the puns!

With apologies to the Yarn Harlot, I took an action shot of my sock at Urgent Care this week. My allergies and asthma got way out of control. I'm new to this asthma thing, and I ended up going in for a breathing treatment. (I'm okay now.) But my Tidepools kept me company while waiting. (The lighting in the clinic sure washes out the color. No wonder EVERYONE there looks sick!)

More to follow....

2 comments:

Julie said...

Oh what lovely lovely yarn! I'm jealous!

Melissa said...

So glad you are feeling better and super excited to see a blog update! Congrats on the yarn, it's beautiful! I love the stitch you chose!