Tuesday, January 8, 2008

More Than I Thought

I'm afraid I can't give this post my all as I've been absolutely leveled with a nasty cold. Four days on the couch hacking up lungs is not my idea of fun, not to mention the medicine I've been taking has made me this sweaty, but I digress.

Here for your enjoyment I present progress photos of the Carbonite Socks. Why carbonite? Well the yarn colorway is named Carbon Twist and Han Solo was frozen in carbonite and if you don't like Star Wars, well then you're just un-American.

carbonite socks

And, hot off the presses, we have a craptastic photo of my most recently started WIP, a mock cable pattern based on the River Rapids sock. These are actually a dead copy of LisaRadunz's project called the Sort of River Rapids Socks (ravelry link) both the pattern alteration and the yarn. Imitation is the highest form of flattery right?

I really like the mock cable look because, obviously enough, it looks like cables, but is much stretchier and uses up less yarn than actual cables. If you'll recall the black cabled socks I had started back at the beginning of this blog, they barely fit over my foot and I ran out of yarn just after the ankle turn. I think I may have found the solution with this or a similar pattern for the future. I do still hope to make some cabled socks though.

I guess I did better than I thought, but that's about it. Time to crash on the couch again.


Merrie Cuylter said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling ill. Hope it will pass quickly but you can get some good knitting in while you rest! The socks look cool!

Charles said...

So sorry your your cold! I had one last Dec, I sicked for almost two weeks on my bed and ill!
Hoping feeling better!

Also last Nov, I knit a River Rapids Socks for my mom you can see pic on my blog..I also really like this cables(Not lace) pattern too! IT was so fun to knit!

Drink lot of tea and take a rest!


dickie said...

There are so many great sock yarns out there in the most gorgeous colors but for some reason grey socks appeal to me the most. ^_^
Beautiful! Great name choice too.

Larjmarj said...

Dude, I feel your snotty coughing feeling like sh** pain. I have been nothing but sick since Thanksgiving. Luckily I managed to get some antibiotics from one of the docs at work. Now everyone at work is sick. I'm ready to start wearing a mask!

Love the carbonite socks and the link. One of cinema's classic scenes.

Nice colors on the pseudo river rapids socks. Subtle but interesting.