Sunday, June 17, 2007

Some Kind of Record?

Dream In Color Sleepwalker SocksI think it is for me at least. I have already turned the heel on my first Dream In Color Sleepwalker Sock. I just couldn't put it down.

I'm making some mods as I go along which is absolutely no reflection on the pattern, by the way. I just wanted to see what this yarn with its muted variegation would do with an Eye of Partridge heel. There's an almost negligible amount of color concentration because of the shorter rows, but no real pooling.

I'm also working the instep in the previously established leg pattern instead of switching to the single braided leaf motif in the original. Quite likely, I'll knit another pair with the proscribed design features, but for now I'm having way too much fun seeing the knitted effect of the smaller motif emerge. Hopefully, the designer will forgive me...

Speaking of forgiveness, I hope my Sockapalooza pal will pardon me. I had no intention of being a tough customer. On the contrary, I wanted you to have as much latitude in your decisions as possible. I have complete faith in your choices. No sweat, pet. This is really supposed to be fun!

Late. I'm off to sip something cool and fruity on this warm, late Spring day in Chicago.



Blogger Donna Lee said...

I think that anyone who writes a pattern and sends it out into the world has to expect that someone will tinker with it. Kinda like recipes. We all put our own stamp on our work.

6/17/2007 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

what a beautiful sock! you know you're gonna have to face it you're addicted to socks. sorry, i couldn't resist! ;-)

6/17/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Wow. Just wow. Love the colour, love the pattern. May have to copycat you on that - I have some seasilk that would knit up nicely in that pattern.


Great job!

6/17/2007 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

I enjoyed working with the Dream in Color yarn for my socks. Feels nice and it really doesn't pool.

If designers have problems with knitters tweaking their patterns, I must have a raft of designers out there who are ticked off at me.

6/17/2007 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful! That sock is turning out so well. No wonder you can't put it down! I have some DIC in Happy Forest. I am more eager than ever to see how it knits up.

6/17/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

It's really turning out nice! I'm sure every designer has tinkered with other designers' patterns too. :)

I know what you mean about the eye of partridge heel. The last design I did for DIC includes that heel because it looks really neat in their yarn.

6/17/2007 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Hey, I'm all for "alternative" sex. Those who think missionary position is the only way to go, are narrow-minded...

Wait a minute...
What? She said SOCKS, not sex?
Well that's different.

Never mind!

6/17/2007 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teehee! Hope you didn't think I was complaining (well, not serious complaining at least). It has been fun picking just the right yarn and pattern for you, and I'm thoroughly enjoying making your socks. I'm just giving you a hard time! : )

It's a pattern that I never would have picked to make socks for myself, but I'm having lots of fun making them, and I'm seriously considering making myself a pair when yours are done, too!

The yarn, on the otherhand, I completely fell in love with the second I saw it at my LYS (both color and fiber are amazing), and I'm hoping that you end up loving it as much as I do.

Can't wait 'til August to ship them off to you and see what you think!

-Your Sock Pal

6/17/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Of course you know I could make that very same sock because yes, I am a total copycat. They say it's the sincerest form of flattery, n'est ce pas?

In all the years I've been knitting the ONLY pattern I haven't made one single change to is the Thelonious socks I'm knitting now...I'm even using the yarn Cookie did but oops I changed the color so there ya go! I seemingly can't help myself :)

6/17/2007 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

As I suspected, it's gorgeous! That's knitting up very quickly. Wow.

6/18/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

you ARE a speedy knitter! and awesome to boot. the sock looks great.

6/18/2007 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Thanks for the nice comment you left about my Crest of the Wave swatch at the Walker Treasury.

These socks are looking lovely!

Glad to see you had nice weather for the Knit in Public Day in Chicago. I left Chicago in 1996 after about 20 years there and so haven't seen the Millennium Park. It looks like a huge improvement.

6/20/2007 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

What a wonderful color for socks, and the pattern looks great too. I've just discovered your bobble Blue scarf and it's on my to knit list now. I love it!!!

6/20/2007 11:15:00 AM  

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