Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Badcaul socks

I'm very jealous of people that seem to be able to match a sock yarn with it's perfect pattern.

Cases In Point.
And some more.

So when the badcaul socks started to look like this it was a bit, um. No. I don't think so...


The pretty little cables were obscured by the darkness (ha, that sounds quite profound doesn't it?). To be honest this yarn wasn't at all what I was expecting (colinette jitterbug in jewel). There's much more dark blue and maroon than I thought there would be. A bit too school uniform for my liking. I guess that's what happens when you buy yarn off the internet though.

Things were soon rectified, however.


Ahh...that's much better (do you see that? Toe up! Magic loop! Two at once!)

Speaking of yarn off the internet, I've been doing some serious salivating over this stuff.

Anyone got any recommendations for the rejected badcaul yarn? I'm up to the heel on the poms, so it looks like i'll need to cast on another pair of socks to maintain the trifecta.

ED: Holy Crap! Cookies shop's open! I adore these sock patterns. Huzzah! This makes me seriously happy. Is that sad?

17 comments:

miss ewe said...

I feel your pain. You know, on my last two sock attempts, I have been worried for the first few inches... they look weird, or I'm not sure, but onward I have trekked. I've found I wasn't really able to tell how they were going to look until 4-6 inches in, but maybe that's just me.
Thanks for the sock porn, though... I have the bug too!

2paw said...

Yes, internet sock wool buying can be a bit tricky. The sock is looking good now though, the pattern really suits the colours. Thanks for all the excellent links!!!

Leah said...

Ohhhh, I love the new color choice for badcaul. I just finished mine up (hopefully I can post about them today). Two at the same time though! I still haven't done that!!! :)

knittingphilistine said...

Oh, I totally just ravaged Cookie's pattern store (as did the rest of blogland). I swear I could hear a universal sigh of contentment throughout the blogosphere this morning as I found the patterns so easily accessible and so purchase-able. None of that *refreshing* the screen a million and one times to see if that newest colorway has been added for sale (ah, the Sundara sock yarn woes!!).

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! Glad to have found you... I am adding you to my bloglines!! I love a good Aussie read now and again! ;o) (And woot! for the fetching clutching a beer!)

Bells said...

yes those samples you chose show excellent use of colour for the patterns. Nicely spotted.

I would do something really plain the badcaul yarn - nothing fancy - just round and round.

Hey, I've got an idea - if you and Shaz wanted to do an order of Socks that Rock with me would be able to combine postage and save some $$$. What do you think? I too have been drooling.

Bells said...

ps off to check out Cookie's patterns. I somehow missed this news. WTF?

I'm doing Monkey socks now and think she's a genius.

Madge said...

You rock the sock, baybeee. Badcaul choice #2 is a good one!

Hmm...buying yarn over the internet makes me happy, but there have been moments...like when I bought 57 (why not an even 60? dunno) balls of various Jo Sharp Kid Comfort colorways from elann. What was I thinking?!?

Oh, but back to your Jitterbug...well, you could use it as part of a, uh, *naughty* schoolgirl outfit. Or is that wrong?

BrownPants said...

No madge. It's oh so right ;)

Rose Red said...

Oh you are soooo bad posting all of those links (I feel like Homer Simpson in front of the fridge). I MUST have some STR Ruby Slippers. And the Millicent pattern (the foot - so clever!). The Pom pattern scares me but I'm coming around to the idea - yours look great.

Bianca said...

Ummm I dunno what crazy hippie school you went to lady but last time I looked school uniforms don't have 6+ bright colours in them.

I took a peek at a video of the magic loop method yesterday and my courage for socks is building (although my first attempt still stands still). I need to be part of the cool kids sock gang.

SadieandLance said...

PS hey your comments thing won't let me post with my blog address and name. So now I'm trying with my blogger profile. Weird.

Shazmina Bendi said...

ok Bels I thought you were on a yarn diet? I like the Collinette yarn, but maybe it only needs a plain sock pattern? I know that is not a challenge for you BP, but may better suit the yarn??

moistie said...

Mmmmmm, sock pron.

E said...

Sock knitting looks very pretty...and those patterns are lovely! Tis a pity I live in the tropics and have no real use for knitted socks.

Sourire11 said...

Ok those patterns made me seriously happy as well. I love the Rhiannon Sock but I'm too much of a wuss to attempt knitting it!

and your second choice for socks is going to be Beautiful!

erin michelle said...

there are few things i wouldn't trade (limbs, family members, but most else is up for grabs) for some yarntini in appletini, right?!!! keep up the good work, dear. cheers : )!

Jejune said...

Beautiful socks! I really *must* give toe-up socks a try soon, and join in the party (or at least have an opinion ;)

I generally try to knit plain sock patterns with fancy colour striped yarn, and fancy lace pattern socks with plain coloured sock yarn. Well, mostly kinda sorta.