Monday, 28 September 2009

Crazy socks

I've been wanting to knit the super popular Leyburn sock pattern for a while now. I have a couple skeins of multicoloured sock yarn that needed to be matched up to the perfect project, and I think that this is definitely it.

This is BFMA Socks that Rock lightweight in the Seastone colourway (not available at the moment). To tell you the truth, it's a little nuts. Somehow in the photo the sock looks calm, very colourful, but reasonable. In real life they are screaming bright! I think it's the yellow that's a tad overwhelming in this colourway. The blue, green and purple all play together nicely, but the yellow really stands out. It's all good, I think my sister likes to make a statement with her socks, so these may get gifted to her. I've got a couple slightly more subdued skeins of STR in the stash that will make great Leyburns. I think that this is a perfect pattern to yarn pairing. It's so hard to find a good pattern for variegated yarns, this one definitely fits the bill.

Before I could cast on for socks, I had to finish my Flower Girl Cardigan.

And I did! It's lovely and adorable and sparkly and all the things I thought a Flower Girl needed for her big day. My cousin's wedding is this coming weekend, hopefully I'll get some good shots of Abby wearing it.

Happy knitting!


  1. The sweater is beautiful. I can't wait to see it in real life!

  2. My daughter gets all the "wild and crazy" socks I knit, while my husband and I stick with the more sedate colorways. The little cardigan is beautiful!

  3. Hi Tanis--

    I discovered your blog only a few days ago and just this evening finished reading all the way back to the beginning. I feel as if I just finished a wonderful meal but I'm still hungry--I didn't want it to be over, so now I'm looking forward to more new posts. I love the way you use color, and I also find your comments and insights into the things you knit really useful. Thank you for writing such a wonderful blog! I look forward to learning more from you.


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