Tuesday, November 25, 2008

They Are Coming for You Barbara...

Recently I joined Sunshine Yarns Harry Potter Sock Club. Every other month for 6 months, I will receive a colorway inspired by the Harry Potter books. The first colorway was "Invisibility Cloak." The colorway looks very similar to the cloak in the movies. It has dark blues and gold tones. It is gorgeous. After some careful thought, I went with the Zombie Socks pattern. I thought it would compliment the handpainted nature of the yarn. It is also a fun pattern with intentionally dropped stitches. Sometime in 2009, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn comes out. There was a pattern from this book in the Interweave Knits Winter 2008 magazine, and it promises that the rest of the book will have great patterns for handpainted yarns.

I just turned the heel of the first sock and only have a little bit let to go. Of course, this is when I tend to get bored with sock knitting. I tend to do better with Christmas stockings, because I know I only have to knit one (and oh yeah, I get to knit them with worsted weight yarn). It has been quite chilly here in Florida, so I am hoping that this (and the zombies banging on my apartment door) will motivate me to finish the socks.


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