Sunday, 20 January 2008

Rollick

Or a great example of pooling... The upper parts of the socks were knitted on a 2.25 mm needle. It pooled badly, I considered to frog the whole thing and restart this pattern with another yarn or knit another sock pattern with this yarn. But the working needle cracked. Happened of course when I was in the train to Birmingham... any idea how frustrating it is to be in a train for over an hour, have to wait another hour at the railway station due of a cancelled train and sitting in the train back for one hour and a half WITHOUT any knitting to do?! Well, let's not ramble about these things in life (in future I'll always have a spare needle with me).
Anyhow, I don't have any other 2.25 mm needles, so I switched to a 2.5 mm. And the pools became stripes.

The Rollicks are fun and easy to knit. The yarn in use is Stroud Wool SuperSock yarn, colourway Pink and Rust.

7 comments:

ambermoggie said...

I love the sock, I actually don't mind pooling:) Great colour

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Those are playfully pretty;) Hugs Darcy

Irma said...

Am I the only one who actually loves pooling?

Myrthestiek said...

What a luck your needle broke, only a pity it was bad timing :o). For the socks it is a good thing. They look very pretty with the striping.

yvonnep said...

Very nice socks! Geluk bij een ongeluk...:-)

wolliesje said...

Mooie sokken! mooie kleur ook!

Riggwelter said...

They look fantastic! What wonderful colours.