Monday, 18 May 2009

17 May socks in blue

While I love to do color work, I've never tried using three colors. And now I know why - it's hard!

I had every intention of doing the socks as pictured (except toe up), but discovered that working with three colors is nearly impossible for me when I'm in a car (we took a long car trip to see King Tut). So I decided to do the foot plain and save the three colors for home.

The two color work went well; but when I got to the three color section I froze and just did some stripes at the cuff. For the second sock, I got up the courage to do the three colors. As it was 17 May when I got to that point, I must have had the spirit of Norway in me, because I did it! It's not my prettiest or tidiest work, but I actually did it (and I can even get it on).

Thanks for a beautiful and challenging pattern Anni.


11 comments:

Sylvia said...

Great Job!

marit said...

Oh, these are cute! WEll done!

JenG said...

Kudos for your bravery!

JenG said...

and I love the ruffled edging.

mirella said...

Those are very nice,
I started yesterday from the cough, it takes me a lot of time to knit with the three colors. But it is always exciting to try something new.
Groetjes, Mirella

psalm127 said...

Great job! I backed out this month. I was looking for an excuse not to do this months socks because of finishing up school with the kids and needing to play catch up after being out of commission for about a month. When I saw that I need 3 solids, that was my excuse. I don't have any solids(I told myself I wasn't buying any more sock yarn until I finished the stash I had)of course knowing my last Fair Isle was too tight and I had to give that pair to my 8 year old,that was only 2 colors. lol I will need to practice that more later. Hopefully I will be caught up for next month. We are finishing up school, turning in paperwork and planning for next year. I have just about all the books my kids need, just a few more and I will be done, then need to do the lesson plans. Again you did a wonderful job.

not just a mom said...

I understand about getting ready for the next school year - did that last month :o)

I was just very lucky to have the three colors in my stash (full skein of blue, leftovers of red and white).

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Absolutely amazing - all kudos to you :D

beth ns said...

those are beautiful & I know what you mean working with 3 colors,can be painful at times !!!LOL
Beth

blueberries in the fields said...

awww, your socks are fabulous !

Truly Blessed said...

WOW!!! You did an amazing job. I was just plain chicken. I have not done any stranding to speak of. I hope there are some other brave souls out there that finished :)