Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Michigan" too

While I like the surprise pattern that was included with this month's shipment, I decided to put it aside to use later with another yarn and this time to stick with the lake water theme. I spent 12 years living alongside Lake Michigan and often watched its waters slam into Lake Shore Drive on turbulent weather days; so I have some ideas of my own as to what Great Lake water in the colder months is all about: dark, icy, and even a bit threatening.

I decided to go with the Lacy Mock Cable Socks because I like the way the soft waves of the ripples and the little eyelets suggest churning water and give the pattern some movement. I downloaded this pattern from One Planet Yarn and Fiber because I'm always happy to support indie designers, but I'd imagine that it wouldn't be too hard to concoct a similar pattern on your own. This also marks my first toe-up sock, and while I'm okay with the method, I'm far from a convert.

Anyhow, here's one finished sock.

I really, really love the base yarn. It may be the softest yarn I've knit socks with, and the fuzziness gives the colorway a waterlike murkiness . I could see where this might not be the yarn for crisp colors, but I like the way it turned out for "Huron."

Just gotta knit the other. Can't wait to see what's coming up next. Thanks for this one, Roxanne, it's another winner.

1 comment:

RoxanneZYG said...

Eva...beautiful sock! I really love this pattern with the yarn colour too. Gorgeous choice. I like Michigan too...any great lake name would suit this colourway! Can't wait to see the finished pair :)