Friday, March 16, 2007
Yes, those are my pale legs. Deal with it.
These are the Ripple Socks that I got from my sock club. No, not the most famous sock club in the land. It's at TheKnitter.com. It's a good price, and I get to try out all kinds of sock yarns that my LYS doesn't carry. They don't carry much sock yarn, and a girl has got to sample somehow!
This yarn is Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch. It has a small percentage of elite in it, to make it stretchy. It doesn't seem any stretchier than the average sock yarn to me. *shrug* But it sure is pretty!
It's difficult to see in the pictures, but the leg portion has a ripple pattern, somewhat similar to Jaywalkers. But it has garter stitch bands that make it ripple out, as well as up and down.
I really like these socks, but looking at them, I can definitely see why my Embossed Leaves socks were so much faster and more fun. More stuff to do! Plus, when I wear these, I tend to get little laddery lines running where the increases are to make the ripples. No such problem on the decrease lines, of course. They were accidentally tossed in the dryer when I washed them, so I wonder if the bit of felting they did will combat that. (Oops. They are machine washable, but I generally hang all my hand knits socks to dry. They just look a little fuzzier than before.)
I'm wearing my most recent sweater finish today, so hopefully I can get someone to take a decent picture. It will probably be the last time I get to wear it before fall. Have a great weekend! Spring Break starts today for us.