Friday, September 07, 2007

Fiberlicious: Ooh, Shiny, Eee Pretty! Edition

Few words will be necessary for this post. The title and these photos of the gorgeous Yarn Nerd merino/tencel blend sock yarn I recently acquired from the talented Adam speak for themselves, I believe. And Adam, in the event that I haven't thanked you profusely for the shiny, shiny, pretty swap goodies, I thank you, profusely!

That's Shiny, there on the left. And there's Pretty on the right. (Sorry, Adam, I might have re-named the colorways in a fit of eee-xcitement!) There was no chance in resisting the allure of this yarn. I mean, is finishing the Central Park Hoodie in this decade truly necessary?

Hey, look! Now I have a shiny, shiny, pretty sock! Yes, yes, another one to add to the pinwheel. I mean REALLY, is there any huge rush to finish a *pair* of socks this millennium?

Check out this fabulous new sock pattern: it's a free one forthcoming from Beth of good-natured ribbing, so be on the lookout for it!

Ooh pretty: a sweet little wavy cuff sans ribbing, my favorite!

Ooh this is new: a short-row toe with a kitchner'd closure on the bottom of the foot. I like this technique! I was always concerned that the kitchner ridge would be bothersome on the foot bottom, but you can't even feel it!

Dare I even make the claim that the Central Park Hoodie will make it's long overdue appearance in the next post? I daren't. But perhaps...

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, the shiny prettiness! I love both those colors, and your beautiful new sock.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Those sock yarns are mighty pretty!!I have a question for you though. How does the tencel feel when knitting? And wearing? I've been dying to ask someone. It looks so shiny and pretty but how is it to work with? And I love that sock. I have a growing number of singles. I am loving it! I will make them all matchy matched sets soon enough.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Num. My magpie heart is lusting after the shiny.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Wow, those are super pretty! Lovely photographed together too!

4:52 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow, the Central Park Hoodie is a major goner!!!

5:07 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

I *heart* that yarn. Seriously.

I've had the same reservations about the short row toe with the kitchener stitch along the foot. Really no bother when wearing them? Hmm, I might have to give it a try.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I've been waiting for that pattern to come out. It looks beautiful!

Good luck on finishing up the hoodie :)

5:19 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

very shiny! and pretty! ;)

5:22 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

The raven in me wants your pretty, shiny yarn. Beautiful sock too!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

If Ashley's a magpie, I'm a raccoon. Love love love the shiny! And that sock pattern is beautiful.

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

The sock looks great! And the pictures are fabulous, too! Thanks so much for doing it for me. Would you allow me to use one of your pictures in the pattern? I'll give you credit, of course.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous wendie said...

[homer simpson]yaaaaaarrrrnn ...soooocccckkks[/homer simpson]

what is this kitchener on the bottom of the sock madness? Dare I try it? Hmmm...

6:37 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Megan, it's me who should be thanking you for doing my yarn such justice :)

The sock is droolworthy.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

I am rather magpious as well. Shiny and pretty, even the pink. Love.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous maria said...

i've never done a short row toe before, but is that what somehow causes the ridge?

i've never done kitchener that it ends up with a ridge. in fact, i thought that was a major advantage of kitchener over three needle bind off, other than the continuous-knitting-look

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8:10 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Shiny, happy socks! Beautiful pattern, lovely execution.

But I can imagine these socks being a major health hazard going down hardwood stairs!

Shiny = Slippery

Just saying...

9:06 PM  
Anonymous michele said...

wavy cuff = very lovely

10:57 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

oooh i cannot wait to see the finished CPH!! WOO!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Gorgeous yarn, and I love that sock! But I have to ask--was the kitchener done inside-out on purpose? And if so, what's the reason for that?

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, CPH *MUST* wait when there is such gorgeous-ness to be knitted. Even if it is ANOTHER sock. ;0)

12:36 AM  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

Gorgeous colour yarns, and the socks are a great pattern!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Oh that is a really gorgeous sock pattern. I look forward to seeing it released to the public!

Gorgeous yarn. Merino/tencel blends have really been tempting me of late.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

merino/tencel - ooooh - i have used it once and loved it! the shiny goodness....

that new sock pattern looks great - I'd love to try that kitchnering on the bottom deal.

9:06 AM  
Blogger E to the M said...

That yarn is soooo purty.
My Central Park has been in Limbo since february. Now that it's getting cold I guess I should pick it up again.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

That yarn is unbelievable!

2:36 PM  
Blogger TinkingBell said...

Loverly shininess - and prettiness - highly covetable - both the yarn and the sock - who needs 2?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Lazuli said...

That's beautiful yarn - and a very pretty new sock, with a lovely pattern! Thanks for sharing it!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous jessie said...


CPH, CPH, CPH, bring it on!

5:47 AM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

I can't wait to see your CPH. It's such a great, practical, wearable -- OOH! SHINY!!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Beautiful yarn, sock and photos. And the CPH is almost finished, right??

2:29 AM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

Nice photos of the shiny yarn. So pretty!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

I just looked at this and I'm also wondering how a kitchener produced a ridge? did you do a 3-needle bind-off instead? Whatever, they're great socks and you say the ridge isn't noticeable, so they seem perfect!

5:45 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said... those socks!

8:22 AM  
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