Thursday, November 06, 2008

Noro roadtrip socks

These have been a long time in the making: I cast on in May when Joe and I took a roadtrip from Colorado down to the border of Texas and Mexico. With all the miles and miles of driving, I was convinced that I'd have them completed by the time the journey was over. Hmm... wishful thinking! 5 months later here they are in all their stripey glory:


You know, at first I didn't like them -- the striping wasn't distinct enough at the cuff of the sock. And then there was the splash of turquoise that seemed so out of place. But now that they are done, I really am quite fond of the effect. And I love that they aren't exactly the same.


As for the details:
  • Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn
  • Needles: Size 2
  • Pattern: My basic sock recipe. (This time I cast on 68, instead of the usual 64 on account that I'd gone down a needle size). And to create the skinny stripes I simply worked 2 rounds from one end of the ball, and the next 2 rounds from the other end of the ball.

With this 'portable project' complete, I'm already winding the yarn cakes for my next portable project that will be keeping me company on my trip out to California next week. No better way to while away the hours in airports and on planes...

13 comments:

taelixev said...

those look great! i heart noro.

Emily said...

I love them! I think they turned out great. I bought some Noro Sock to do the same thing.

Bea said...

Very cool.

Luni said...

Those look great. They were worth the wait.

5elementknitr said...

So pretty!

Denise said...

I'm sure they were worth waiting for - they look lovely.

Stacey said...

I love how the stripes turned out! They look great...and if you keep this up, I may just need to knit some socks myself :)

StarSpry said...

Great socks! I love how the stripes turned out :)

WandaWoman said...

Enjoy your trip and cute socks!

Knitting by the Pond said...

I love how they turned out! I need to get my Noro sock yarn on the needles one of these days!

amanda said...

Saw your yarn photograph on Ravelry earlier, and realised that I have the same yarn in my stash. I didn't realise that what looks like a greyish blue ball had the green tones hidden inside. Now I need to cast on with it! They look fantastic!

tiennie said...

Love the stripey goodness of these socks!

Corwink said...

Love the colorway! Super cute dancing feet.