Travel Means… Orange?


I’m not sure how a color I used to abhor has become a favorite, but I’m not going to argue.

badcaul socks [flickr]

I flew from DC to Phoenix to Seattle on the way out, and Seattle to Philly to DC on the way back. This gave me a lot of plane knitting time. Enough that I finally finished another pair of socks! I really like these, though the cabling really makes my ankles look extra-super-duper-hugemongous!

yay socks [flickr]

Quick Facts:
Pattern: Anna Bell’s Badcaul, which you can buy in her shop.
Yarn: Shibui Sock in Pagoda (1675), from Simply Sock Yarn Company
Needles: Knit Picks fixed nickel plated circulars, US1, 32″
Started-Finished: October 2007 – 19 June 2008 (HA)
Ravelry Project: pattern, my project

The pattern was great, and actually works well in a more variegated yarn. I especially liked that the slipped stitches on the cables helped work them without a cable needle.

Also, the Shibui Sock was really, really nice to work with. It did pool a little but this is solid enough that it doesn’t bother me.

While in Seattle, I found time to cast on and just barely begin some lace –

ene's scarf
ene’s scarf in malabrigo lace (rhodesian)[flickr]

Let’s not discuss how many triangular lace shawls I’ve started. This one gets smaller as one knits (magical, funny phrasing), so I’m betting that if I ever finish a lace shawl, it will be this one. Plus, hey, it IS orange.

Not that being orange has helped with my still-sleeveless Celtic Dreams

8 Comments so far

  1. Julie on June 25th, 2008

    :o) When I see orange yarn, I do think of you. Those socks are gorgeous!!! (Am trying to resist the scarf. Evil. LOL)

  2. Julie on June 25th, 2008

    Oh! And there are plenty of leftovers still if you want some ziti. Come on down!

  3. stacey on June 26th, 2008

    I love all your orange projects!!!!! The socks are beautiful!

  4. Holly Jo on June 27th, 2008

    Love the orange socks. Do you have the same problem I have? You knit socks, but then find you have nothing to wear them with. I am just guessing since you said you used to hate orange. :)

    Can’t wait to see the triangular shawl.

  5. ann on July 1st, 2008

    I am loving the orange!! and cannot wait to see the progress on the Malabrigo lace.

  6. Jess on July 2nd, 2008

    Great socks! The lace beginnings look fabulous as well – I love the orange yarns you’ve got going on here!

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