Sunday, October 12, 2008

A problem rectified

I completely forgot about the Yarn Harlot's latest challenge until Delle reminded me in the comments of my last post. What AM I going to do if I come across a politician or head of state if I don't have a sock?
So, I have rectified the situation, but I'm in a quandry.
Here is the sock:
Honeybee by Stephanie van der Linden.
I'm knitting them in the new Malabrigo sock yarn I got from Alice at Socktopus. The yarn feels absolutely divine. The pattern is not nearly as hard as I imagined it would be BUT it is making the yarn pool - there is a big chunk of purple to the right of the first bee. I don't actually mind the pooling, but these are going to be a present for someone else as part of the SoSeSaSw. Should I rip them out and fine a plainer yarn, or should I carry on? Hmm. It's a hard one. Please advise.

In the mean time I have finished another hat
cubba 005
Pattern: Cubba from Wee Woolly Toppers
Yarn: RYC Extra Fine Merino in Blood (about 2/3rd of a ball)
Size: XS
Needles: 3.5mm
Started: 9th October
Finished: 11th October
Comments: I'm sure this will look much cuter when worn! Easy pattern, very fast knit. Job done! Must get it in the post before baby Olivia is too big for it.


E. Madley said...

cute hat!!!

I don't mind the pooling.

Dawn said...

The socks are looking good! I'd check with your swap pal - she may not mind pooling like that. Me, I don't mind pooling unless it's like that, on one side!

The hat is also very cute. I'm wondering if I should make one for my new great-niece. Also, we have another nephew arriving next month.

Roobeedoo said...

Hmmm. I think it depends what happens next - it might do a big swirling diagonal stripe which would be cool but distracting. I agree with Dawn - a lot depends on the taste of your swap chum. If you don't want ot ask outright you could always search her blog for "pooling"! Yes - cute hat!