Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fresh start.

Having done all of that ripping recently, I decided that I needed a fresh start, you know, to keep my sock love and knitting mojo from slipping away entirely. And, having had such great success with the STR Rose Quartz yarn, I decided to get out some more STR and cast on a new sock--you know, to replace those two that were ripped. I can't rightly expect others to take my One-Woman Single-Sock Liberation-Movement seriously with just one sock on the needles, right?

Enter a skein of Blue Moonstone. And Anna's super-schmancy Giotto pattern. These two things combine to create a most happy resurgence of sock love. Throw in a gorgeous stitch marker handmade by Nora and you have, well, heaven.

Picot attempt number two was a success. Golly, I love picot teeth. And the lacy, holey, YO-y Giotto cuff is clever and so, so pretty. (I am already planning to make many a pair of stockinette socks with this Giotto cuff, as Kris is planning to do with her pretty Fleece Artist Giottos.)

Thin yarn be gone (I'll be destashing some thin yarn, soon)! Hello, sweet STR friends. So sproingy and substantial. So full of pastel goodness (who knew I was capable of loving such soft, sweet, pretty colors?).

A happy beginning to more single socks (see? one done!). And look! It seems as though I have a partner-in-crime for single sock knitting! The Two-Women Single-Sock Liberation-Movement has been born!

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Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Sproingy--my new favorite word!!

Your socks look great, glad that you're feeling the love again...

10:18 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Gorgeous! I love those blues.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

That blue is so compelling! I have a sock question for you. Do you know the secret to a sufficiently stretchy picot cuff??? Mine all come out really tight. How do you manage?

10:54 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

curse you for making me want *pastel* yarns! (and right after you inspired me to take the big leap into Yellow.)

Also, count me in for the Movement -- I have no less than 3 socks on the needles today. :)

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear it you've cast on for more socks! You have to be knitting at *least 2 pairs of socks, naturally.
And that STR is gorgeous!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I can't tell you how many times in the past two weeks I've added Blue Moonstone to my cart and then not bought it. You are tempting me with BOTH these colors. But I need new contacts! Augh!

12:09 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I just received my moonstone STR too. Your photos are so gorgeous. 1 or 2 socks - doesn't matter. I can stare at your creations for so long!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Moonstone, I love thee.

That is one beautiful start of a sock.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

That blue is divine. Glad to see you're back on the sock-wagon!

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

I've fallen behind in my blog reading and missed out one your whole thin yarn dilemma. How terrible to loose out on all that knitting - you're better off though.

Your Giotto socks are starting off nicely, though. I have to admit that I've never had any STR yarn... I've been missing out.

7:10 AM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

Such great colors, the blue and the rose. Generally, I'm not a huge fan of STR's colorway when they're knit up (pooling! ack!), but I do LOVE their almost solids and multicolor wave colors. Those are two of my favorites!

That IS a great looking cuff--I can't wait to see how the rest of it progresses!

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Gorgeous blue - you have a great eye for colour. Me? I'm back to grey again. Ho hum.

8:46 AM  
Blogger christine (threedogknits) said...

Those are the exact two colors from STR that I ordered (and Covelite). I don't usually like pastels either, but I picked those because they'd show off stitch patterns the best of all STR colors. Yours look lovely. I can't wait to start using mine.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Now you're talking a language I can understand! FANTASTIC!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Laura B said...

Ooooh picot. I think I need some picot in my life. Love that blue!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Yay for single socks! Both the pink and the blue look great. I love me the sproingy STR.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous s t a c i said...

Beautiful photos!

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

That yarn is gorgeous! The socks look soooo soft and pretty.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

I ordered some Blue Moonstone a while ago and am trying to figure out what pattern I would like to use it for...it is scrumptious. I too am experiencing the the STR love...

11:15 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

that blue is amazing - so powdery, sky-y - just amazing.

11:18 AM  
Blogger mari said...

That Giotto pattern looks like a winner!
NOW I can totally understand all the fuss about STR yarn. One could get used to it.... and not want knit with anything else, never. And you are to blame. ;-)

12:59 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

i'm not a pink sort of gal, usually, but between you and the harlot, i'm starting to get a serious hankering for that rose quartz. so so so pretty.

2:02 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

The giotto is fabulous and I can't wait to see how the Moonstone behaves.
I wish I could join the one-sock movement, but the anxiety levels are already through the roof. Although if I had enough needles of the same size, I would give that green yarn a try...


2:17 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

oh dear. I really want to start my Giottos. Gorgeous socks-in-progress there, you! :)

[I am the one-woman-half-sock-liberation-movement... I don't think I've finished a sock in months, but I've sure knit on a bunch! :) ]

3:40 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Oh, those are so pretty. I think you may have just convinced me to get some STR for my Sockapalooza pal.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I'm totally joining the movement. Right now I'm knitting a Jaywalker and an Anastasia sock with no plans to make their mates anytime soon...since wool sock season is kind of over. What is the colorway of that second STR sock?

12:16 AM  
Anonymous domesticat said...

yummy. i really must get my hands on those.

2:53 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

i just love your news socks...i have had the giotto socks on my to-so list for a while now...all this giotto love makes me feel i should get cracking on them in the not too distant future.

5:53 PM  
Blogger maritza said...

Those are great socks! You are so making me want to knit a pair. Love the way Rose Quartz looks all knit up there - great pattern, too.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

They are both so pretty! I have three socks on the needles, but one is a second sock, so I guess that doesn't count.

7:57 PM  
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