Thursday, 4 October 2007

Question: Would you match the stripes?

It's been a funny old week again this week and not much blogging has been done or knitting for that matter. The earache has turned into a cold and I spent most of yesterday feeling sorry for myself. A good night's sleep later and I'm ready to roll again. What a difference a day makes!

So what's happened since Sunday? Well, I have my first pattern from Sockamania to try out. It's a pretty sock with a cable up each side and both a toe up or top down option. Anni produces a new pattern for the group each month - that's some commitment! You can buy all previous pattern from her Etsy shop and there I one or two that I would really like to try. What really caught my eye this week is that Kate aka Bronte has written a new pattern for the most fabulous lacy socks. The pattern's called Rosamond and you can get it here. It's a definate add on to my to do list, I can see why Fiona was sidetracked by it!

I've also finished my first Jaywalker. The pattern shows off the striping in the yarn really well. but I haven't cast on the second sock yet as I have a bit of a dilemna - do I match the stripes or not?

I think I probably need too as they are so striking and my inner perfectionist is screaming at me. Unfortunately, the first sock starts with a couple of rows of green and the toe of the sock actually starts the next white band (although it's not visible on the piccie). It's only two rows of green and the stripes would be in almost the same position it probably wouldn't notice, well not too much. Maybe. Hmm, I think I'll knit something else for a couple of days and have a think on it.


Lindsey said...

Very nice Jaywalker. I don't match my socks (although I almost never knit with striping ones, just variegated). I think since they're handknit, they should look it! Plus I've seen some poor people who went to the effort to match, and through some fluke in the yarn they came out differently that makes me want to not bother!

Sockamania is fun. I have yet to finish a pair on time, but we'll see about this month. I haven't cast on yet, I need to finish my Monkeys first, but then I have a lot of yarns to choose from, so we'll see. And Kate's socks are lovely, so that's another pattern to choose from, too! :-)

Bronte said...

I'm not a stripe matcher, either, though that yarn has pretty big sections of colour that if you started at a completely different part of the colour repeat it would make two very un-matching socks. But if you've only got two rows of green extra, there'll just be a slight jog in the colour and not that noticeable unless you spend all your time standing with your feet together. :-)

Oh, and I'm really flattered that you like my sockies. It's very scary putting out a pattern that people have to pay real money for, rather than just a freebie!