Sunday, April 27, 2008

Rockin Sock Club '08 - Leaflings

Last week I started knitting my March shipment Rockin' Sock Club '08 socks. After finishing my Undulating Rib Socks I felt I should just keep the sock knittin' momentum going. The Leafling socks in the March shipment was appealing to me..mostly because they have a cable looking motif in the front. Plus I'm feeling like a sock project is great to take with me to my weekly Stitch 'N Bitch meetings...small and portable and usually don't take a lot of brain power. If I take anything too complicated I loose my place while I'm chatting it up. That's the danger of knitting in a group.

I'm actually much farther along then what these pictures here show. I've just completed the heel ribbing section and am about to turn the heel of the first sock. So far I love the yarn - it's super soft and squishy and the color is nice too. No color pooling, as some people on Ravelry reported. I'm making the size mediums which have been running a bit big (also reported on Ravelry) but I pulled the top cuff up over my foot this morning and it seems OK. A bit looser then other socks I've made but still fits OK. Given the thickness of the yarn I think a bit looser will work out. The heel construction is done a bit differently on this pattern, though. I'm concerned about the sizing issue after completing the heel portion. A flabby out of shape heel just wont work.

Anyway, here are some other close ups of the leaf pattern. The back is all stockinette so it's rather boring to photograph.

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