Saturday, May 12, 2007

Roza's Socks

Rozas Socks FO

pattern: Roza's Socks by Grumperina in Interweave Knits Spring 2007
yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight, Rose Quartz, 108 g.
needles: 2,25mm Pony rosewood dpns

STR Rose Quartz Rozas Socks

comments: This is such a nice pattern! I actually first started it with a solid coloured Opal yarn, but didn't like the result at all and ripped them. With Socks that Rock Lightweight it was another story: the yarn is much more substantial and the subtle colour variation looks really nice. The only thing I changed in the pattern was making the end of the toe a little bit wider - I grafted 13+13 stitches together. These socks are really comfortable. I almost wasn't able to take them off after the photo shoot!

kommentit: Tämä oli todella mukava ohje! Yritin ensin neuloa sukat Opalin yksivärisestä langasta, mutta ne eivät näyttäneet lainkaan hyvältä ja joutuivat heti purkuun. Socks that Rock Lightweight-lanka onkin ihan erilaista, huomattavasti tukevampaa laatua. Väri vaihtelee hienosti ja sekin sopii mielestäni malliin hyvin. Ainoa muutos ohjeeseen oli se, että tein varpaan pään aavistuksen leveämpänä - silmukoin yhteen 13+13 silmukkaa. Nämä sukat ovat uskomattoman pehmeät ja mukavat jalassa. Hyvä jos raaskin niitä ottaa pois kuvauksen jälkeen.

STR lightweight and Jitterbug

Luulenpa että olen ehkä löytänyt ainakin vähän Socks that Rock-lankaa muistuttavan eurooppalaisen vastikeen...

I might have found a close match for Socks that Rock Lightweight which you can get in Europe...

Colinette Jitterbug Velvet Bilberry

Colinette Jitterbug siis löysi tiensä tännekin! Velvet-värit näyttivät niin houkuttelevilta, etten voinut vastustaa kiusausta. Kuvassa komeilee Velvet Bilberry. Tilasin kaksi vyyhtiä, mielessä ehkä polvisukat, joihin taitaa IK:n kesänumerossa tulla ohjekin.

It's Colinette Jitterbug! The new velvet colourways looked too good to be true. I got to hanks of Velvet Bilberry. Should be enough for a pair of knee high socks featured in the new IK (which I haven't received yet - so no promises).

phildar hoodie back and sleeves

Kun sain Rozan sukat valmiiksi, yritin sinnitellä vähän aikaa muiden projektien kanssa. Melkein kokonaisen viikoin neuloin ainoastaan Phildarin palmikkohupparia! Mutta silti se on kaukana valmistumisesta. Vielä puuttuvat huppu ja yli puolet etukappaleesta. Mutta eilen sorruin ja aloitin uudet sukat. Nancy Bushia taas. Vähensin silmukkamäärää reippaasti, teen 60 silmukalla. Mielessä ehkä walesilainen kantapää ja tähtikavennukset kärjessä, jos näyttävät sopivilta...

After finishing Roza's Socks I really tried to keep away from socks for a while, in order to finish the Phildar cabled hoodie. For a whole week I knitted and cabled and knitted and blocked but still there's no end in sight. I still have over half of the front piece and the hood to finish. So yesterday I casted on a new pair of socks. Pattern by Nancy Bush. I'm adapting the pattern for only 60 stitches and I'm thinking of a Welsh heel and maybe a Star toe...

next stop - hot pink lozenge socks

19 comments:

Dave said...

That simple pattern and the subtle colours are absolutely beautiful together!

Anonymous said...

Ihana väri ja suloinen sukka! Heh, saan täällä kommentoida ihan yksikseni, kaikki muut katsoo Euroviisuja ja sinne minäkin nyt takaisin ;D

Marsvin

pat said...

I came from a google search for Nancy Bush's Ellen's Stockings and just want to tell you that ALL of your knitting is beautiful and inspirational!!

grumperina said...

They look wonderful on your feet! Glad it worked out!

iSeL said...

Love the Roza's in that gorgeous shade of STR. And the Colinette stuff is just as great as STR...but too expensive here for the amount of yarn you get.

Carson said...

The Roza's...they look so neat and well-fitted!Gotta love a square toe, and you're right; the variegated yarn comes up well in the simple pattern.
I'm so impressed by your Phildar Hoodie so far. Can't wait to see that finished..bet you can't either!

jacqueline said...

i love your roza's socks...they are super cute and that rose quartz coloured socks that rock is to die for.

tell me, which phildar pattern book is the hoodie from? i'm loving that pattern and can't wait to see you finish it.

Mandy said...

Is that the sock Gentleman's Sock with Lozenge stitch? Very lovely. And the Roza's are beautiful.

xana said...

Thank you for the nice comments!And yes it's Elis.
I should leave a comment on every single one of your posts. Your knitting is lovely.
Roza's socks were on my list, but after seeing yours I will cast on very soon. They are really beautiful.
As for the new Jitterbug velvet colourways only two words: Must buy!

uhoava gnu said...

Onpas Roza kauniin yksinkertainen malli!
Hurjia palmikkojuttuja sulla, huh huh.

brooke said...

Love your Roza's socks! The Velvet Bilberry is gorgeous!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Voi mitä sukkia! Ja nyt harmittaa etten sittenkään tilannut myös tuota Velvet Bilberryä sen Plumin kanssa. These damn regrets... :)

Minna said...

Jummijammi, taisin juuri keksiä, mihin voisin käyttää yhden kaapissani maatuneen sukkalangan: ilmiselvää Roza-ainesta. :)

Palmikot näyttävät herkullisilta!

filomena said...

Que côr liiinda nas meias, uau!

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Lolly said...

Your socks always turn out so well! and you knit them so quickly! I love the new ones. And the purple yarn you got is luscious :) ENjoy!!

knittingphilistine said...

Oh, WOW! Mari, I love your Roza's! And I'm happy to have had a part in your making of them. ;) And how interesting about Jitterbug! I always suspected that there must be other dyers out there using the same base yarn as STR, but just didn't know who they might be. And someday I'll start my cabled hoodie--soon as I crack the code of the Frenchie instructions!

Knit*Six said...

Your Roza's Socks show off the pattern so beautifully, and I love the color you chose. I think we must have cast on the Gentleman's Socks with Lozenge Pattern on the same day...mine are a belated (for a good reason!) Christmas present for my step-dad. I'm looking forward to seeing yours!

Lotta said...

Onpas monet kauniit sukat valmistuneet! Nuo keltaiset edellisessä postissa ovat kyllä minun suosikkini, vaikka muutkin ovat kivoja.