Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fair Isle at Last

Last Saturday, a local yarn shop was having its Sock of the Month lesson.  I happened to stop by the day before, just to inquire what the sock was.  Not that I needed to start any more, you know.  At the time I was still a ways from finishing the Blue Cruise socks.  I had 4 pairs in progress, for heavens sake. 
But...fair isle?   They had me.

The blue wool sock yarn is dark blue (what was I ranting about on my last post?) and the white is Socrates alpaca sock yarn. 
I had to do the cuff in advance (homework for knitting class!) and during the hour class I finished 2 rows.  Feeling all inspired I worked on it most of the afternoon.
By Sunday night, after even working on the gansey cardigan, I had this much.  Plus my blue green sock got the heel turned and gusset finished.  The pattern is Green Isle from Around the World in Knitted Socks.  The pattern has 2 panels of double Irish chain separated by a row of shamrocks that run up both sides of the leg.  I am kind of enjoying this.
In a masochistic way.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Hi Linda,

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