Fiery Socks

It’s a bit coincidental that I have two socks (well, three, but two are the same) on the needles right now that fit right in with the current Project Spectrum theme of Fire (red, orange, pink).

First, we have the mate to my fourth self-knit sock ever!

fiery socks
ellen’s 1/2 pint farm, not sure of colorway

I bought the yarn at MD S+W in 2005, knit up the first sock and then… well, I guess I got distracted. I’m almost done with the mate (that picture was taken a week or so ago), but I am going to rip back the toe of the first sock and knit it a bit longer. There is a huge difference between the socks in terms of the skill of the knitter!

The other socks are my shibui socks.

shibui sock, pagoda

I am past the heel turn and am slowly making my way up the leg. I love the yarn — I’m not having Ashley’s (dogged.) pooling problems but I think that is because it is less extreme in the deep orange than in that gorgeous magenta/plum color.

As for the yarn, I love it so much I bought 2 more hanks:

shibui sock, midnight blue
shubui sock, midnight blue

Not that I need any more sock yarn.

5 Comments so far

  1. Sara on February 19th, 2008

    ooh that blue shibui is amazingly gorgeous!

  2. Dawn on February 19th, 2008

    Nice, bright socks going on. I guess the hat I just made fits in with Project Spectrum as well. Who knew. I love the blue with the orange. Very tropical.

  3. Julie on February 19th, 2008

    When do we ever NOT need any more sock yarn. Makes me want to cast on something red right now. Beautiful socks!

  4. stacey on February 20th, 2008

    that Shibui is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

  5. Andrea on February 20th, 2008

    I almost placed a Shibui order, but thankfully managed to restrain myself. *whew* ;)