or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Halfway there

Posted by mobarger on Mar-25-2009

It’s true, I joined yet another sock yarn club this year, Fiber Baristas. It’s a collection of indie dyers and they maintain an active blog and Ravelry group. Their first shipment from Bare Sheep Yarn Co. arrived with a contest to see who could finish their socks first. I’m halfway there.

Sock with Yarn

The main yarn is a stripey-stripe of reds and browns, and the contrasting yarn is a mostly solid brick color. The pattern is from a new book, Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol Sulcoski. This is a great book, BTW, with many interesting takes on sock patterns. I highly recommend it!

Start of sock

I modified the pattern in 2 ways, one intentionally :) I made the sock longer as the original pattern was for a anklet. These socks are 7″ high, longer if you unfold the lacy cuff! I missed the part in the pattern that called for ribbing underneath that lacy cuff, so they are a bit snug. I am hoping the blocker helps in that respect.


So I am about to begin sock #2. I have to finish soon as the new shipment from Rockin’ Sock Club is in the mail, and I have seen sneak previews of the yarn and the pattern, and I need to cast that one on as soon as I get it – it’s that good.

First one down

Yarn: Bare Sheep Yarn Co. “Holy Crab”
Pattern: Zig Zag Cuffs by Pam Grushkin published in Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol Sulcoski