Socks take me forever – plain and simple. Of course, other projects may have lured me away, but that is not because I don’t love this sock. The yarn is knitting up beautifully and fits in well with this month’s Project Spectrum color themes – both blue and white are represented, as well as brown and green. I started the socks last September, and nicknamed them the “Hokusai Ribs”, because the colors reminded me of Hokusai’s woodcut prints. The yarn is Georgia Yarn Pirate‘s beautiful Cannon Beach colorway. I am following Nancy Bush’s Madder Ribbed Socks, outlined in Knitting Vintage Socks. Just preparing to turn the heel…
I have other sock plans for this part of Project Spectrum (as well as many other socks planned for future color triads), and after a little dig in the sock yarn stash, I found a few other blues. Considering that blue is one of my favorite colors, it is poorly underrepresented in my sock yarns – I have a few variegated yarns with blue hues.
Blue gray Lana Grossa Meilenweit, and some self-striping Regia
Tess Designer Yarns in Navy
I am leaning towards one of the solid colorways – the Tess or the Lana Grossa – I have several cable / lace patterns that I want to try (all for my Nancy Bush Compendium project).
Which would you choose?
Of course, I have some Yarn Pirate socks to finish first…