Thursday, July 19, 2007

ready, steady, socks!

foxglove yarn, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

My sockapalooza yarn is here at last. The first skein I ordered from Fyberspates seems to have been eaten by the Post Office, so I emailed the lovely Jeni and she sent me a new one which arrived next day.

I wound it into a centre pull ball almost immediately and began a Marigold. It's pooling a bit and I haven't got far enough to decide whether it's pooling in a way I like or not. But I've begun, at least.


Elaine said...

I'm making Marigolds as well for my Sockapalooza Pal. I was going to use the Widdershin heel but have had no end of trouble trying to fix the colour pooling starting from the gusset. I'm using variegated yarn (prob similar to what you're using) and tried knitting alternate rounds from the gusset up with the other end of the ball but it didn't work and started pooling after a few rounds again! Since then I've ripped back all the way past the gusset and am now going to just follow the pattern and knit the short-row heel (as much as I don't like short row heels...)

I think this pattern is much better with solid/single colour yarn.

Anyway, best of luck and let me know how you go!

Pig wot flies said...

I gave up on Marigold very soon after writing this post. I've played around with a few things, but ended up with a mock cable-twist pattern I like.