Sunday, April 23, 2006

Trekking XXL 101

I am so excited to have finished my first Trekking XXL 101 pair of socks for 2006. The yarn knits like a dream, and knitting on 2 circs, Addi, is better! Barbara, as usual, was right. :-) She has encouraged me to knit socks on 2 circs. I used a very basic sock pattern, since the yarn does all the work here- and it feels wonderful. And no, I don't mind that they are not symmetrical. To my eyes they are balanced. I learnt in Japan that the perfect design does not have to be symmetrical. Asymmetry can be harmonious and balanced, if done properly.

I have knit socks before, but only 2 pairs, a long time ago. I know, they are nothing fancy, but hey, I was proud for just turning the heels.....

And there is the lonely only here, that I will have to knit up a match for. ( I found it, the yarn for the second one, and the pattern when I was in the midst of my stashtography)

Now I have been infected with the sock bug!! I keep collecting all these great sock ideas like the Basketcase socks from Dave, and the toe-up Turkish cast on from Ava, and that's just 2 out of a zillion. So many projects, so little time.

I decided to get the amazing jacket Mermaid kit by Hanne Falkenberg from eBay. I love my LYS, but we are talking double $. I also found a Hanne Falkenberg KAL, and I think I'll join when I get the kit. I'll need the support...

5 comments:

Annelie said...

Your socks are really beautiful. I knitted my first pairs a copple of months ago and intend to build a nice stash of sock yarns so I can start a new pair whenever I feel like it. Up to now espescally (?) Trekking XXL 100 has caught my attention but it will be a ball of 101 to I think.

Mary, Mary... said...

Knew it, knew it, knew it! You went for the HF sweater! It'll look great with the socks.;)

Alice said...

I saw the jacket you are talking about and so wanted it! But it was very expensive and my knitting skills at present may not do it justice. Didn't think of checking e-bay though!! PS. You must use your blossom RIGHT NOW

aija said...

Oh, I've been watching those Mermaid jackets on ebay for forever!! (I like the black & yellow one)... but don't think I'm up to it yet. Can't wait to see yours worked up :)

Anna said...

What a nice color on your trekking-socks! I have to say that I really don´t know how (on earth) you manage to knit socks on circular needles! It sounds difficult.
-I found a page that sold circular needles size 30cm -perfect for one lonesome sock :o)
/Anna