Rockin’ the Socks

I’m headed out of town on another adventure for a couple of weeks.  This requires a lot of planning, from reservations and car rentals to making sure I pack anything I might need over the course of a two-week vacation.  While running through my mental list of To-Do’s, I only just came across Vacation Knitting.

As knitters we all know what an important packing/activity/travel subject Vacation Knitting can be.  We want that perfectly portable project that can go from airplane to car ride to movie watching with ease.  For me, this usually means something on circular needles that I can memorize.

It would come as no surprise, then, that I have some socks on the needles for just this reason!  I started these last week at Squam, having chosen the yarn from my stash for its name, Pebble Beach.  The colors seemed very lakey and appropriate, so off to camp it came.  And I’ve made good progress since.  Now I think these will be going out West with me.

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Pattern: Show Off Stranded Socks (Ravelry link)

Yarn: BMFA Socks that Rock in Pebble Beach

Needles: 2-ish I believe

Mods: None so far.  I’ve made this pattern once before and recall there were a few options for the heel.  Last time I chose to carry the stitch pattern down the back of the heel.  Who knows what might happen this time!

What you don’t see in the picture is how the beige color is creating a huge flash on what I have decided will be the back of the sock.  The other colors are so beautiful together, I don’t understand why there is such a large amount of beige in the skein.  I know I could have adjusted the stitch count or alternated skeins to help combat the pooling, but I just didn’t feel like it.  Lazy knitter busted!  At least I’m back knitting, so I’ll take it how I can get it.

I also cast on the latest BMFA Rockin’ Sock Club pattern.  I love the colorway, but am not too sure about how it works with the pattern.

100_4530I’ve only done the ribbing with one element of the pattern, and it seems a bit lost.  What do you think?  If you’d like to see some great photos of this sock finished, check out Courtney’s foot here.

So, I’m heading out to Oregon and Idaho to meet my new nephew and to see my best friend from college get married.  It promises to be a wonderful time full of old friends, family, and a fair amount of travel knitting.  Look for plenty of photos at the end of the month.  Till then, knit what you love and have fun doing it!

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8 thoughts on “Rockin’ the Socks

  1. I love the Pebble Beach colorway! Very pretty!

    And I agree with you 100% about the pattern being lost in the colorway for the latest RSC socks. It’s such a shame, because I think the pattern would really be very pretty if it were visible.

  2. I love the Pebble Beach colors, but that flashing thing would irk me! I started my Shur’tugals over because of it. I’m funny that way.

    Have a great trip!

  3. I like the finished sock on Courtney’s blog but I do see what you mean about the pattern getting lost. I think the actual stitch pattern would show up better in a less variegated yarn, but what you do get with using the pattern with this yarn is a nice mingling of the colors, no stripeyness or pooling and that’s quite good. So I guess it depends on your priorities!

  4. Have a fantastic trip! I love the colours on your Pebble socks, but I think the flashing would get to me too… The purpley ones look lovely so far though!

  5. I like your new show off stranded socks–I made mine from Araucania and they felted (just like your Araucania socks… Araucania is clearly out to get us!)

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