Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bougainvillea Socks

O Happy Day! My Bougainvillea socks are done! They were my first attempt at socks on two circulars, and as such, I thought it only fitting to use Cat Bordhi's Basic Sock Pattern to try it out. You may remember that I wondered if I was crazy while I worked on the first sock, because so many knitters l-o-v-e this method, however, I found myself missing my DPNs. Yet, I wanted to reserve judgement until I had finished the pair. Didn't want to jump to any hasty conclusions. Well, now that I've completed a pair, I can say that...while I don't hate this method (hate is such a strong word), I will be knitting my next pair of socks on DPNs.


I did enjoy knitting these socks, though, I must say. I may or may not have mentioned before that I llllllove this yarn. Cherry Tree Hill supersock. And get a load of these colors! Well, sadly, you can't so much, because it seems that no light can ever do it justice. I've tried all kinds of lighting situations, people, and unfortunately for you, it looks so much prettier and more vibrant in person. The pinks! The purples! The greens! Aagh! Hopefully you can get at least an idea of it's beautiousness in these photos or the ones back here.

I'm not saying I will never knit socks on circulars ever again, but all I can think about right now is how I can't wait to bust out the trusty ol' DPNs and cast on for another pair of socks. Now, to decide on a pattern...

12 comments:

Nasus said...

They're so cute!!

Shelley said...

Oh what gorgeous gorgeous yarn! All my favorite colors! I want to do click and buy some right now ... but I will be strong. They look good.

Disentangled said...

Yay socks! Congrats on finishing your second pair :-)

margene said...

They look marvelous. I've yet to knit with CTH but I hear it's great. I'll start looking for it in that colorway!

Mouse said...

Ooh.. such pretty colors! I have never knit with two circs or magic loop because I would rather knit socks on Dpns instead.. The other ways just seem too fussy for me.

pam said...

Those colors are amazing. Great job on the socks!!! I'm itching to get back into my sock knitting!! (silly me signed up for the Knitting World Cup!)

Emma said...

Beautiful socks! I looove CTH SS too, even better than Koigu or STR *gasp* I know, but it's true. So velvety and yummy.

Jennifer said...

Lovely socks! Have you tried magic loop yet? I'm working on my second sock using the loop and like it a little better than the DPN's

amanda cathleen said...

Cute socks! Loven' the colors : )

Chris said...

Lovely socks! I've seen the colorway in person, so I can spiff up the pictures in my mind. :)

The dpn vs 2 circs vs magic loop thing - it's like mac vs pc. Whatever works for you is what you should do!

Deb said...

Beautiful socks. I especially love the green in that colorway. However - that work, bougainvillea, I can not pronounce it. I have a mental block when it comes to that and magnolia.

For lack of a circular in the right size, I just went back to DPNs for one small sock project and I went insane. Chris is correct. It's a very personal thing. I've been one-circular for about two years and wouldn't go back.

Theresa said...

I agree - I'm all about the dpns. Love the rhythm.