Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Different?


Yes they are! I have been so enthralled with the Socks That Rock yarn and this Carbon color, that I did not realize just how different they are from what I usually knit—until now. Not different in a bad way, or in a “well, I’m certainly not going to wear those,” way. Just different! I usually opt for bright colors—really bright like lime or hot pink. These are dark and subdued, and…you know. DH thinks they “grow on you.” Just so they don’t actually look like something is “growing on” my feet, like maybe mold.

You can tell that I am at odds with myself about these socks. It doesn’t help that I have a skein of Socks That Rock in Fire On The Mountain sitting here waiting for me to finish Carbon--the bright reds, greens and golds calling out to me. I’m going to muscle my way through the second Carbon sock, and I’ll bet that they will become one of my favorites. That happens to me often. I finish a pair of socks, a scarf, or a sweater and think, “that’s not exactly what I envisioned,” and then, the item becomes one of my favorite things to wear. I hope these socks are like that, because the yarn is so luxurious. I know it will be a joy to wear. If they only weren't quite so...different.

3 comments:

Bliss said...

I too am drawn by bright colors, and like to make socks as wild as possible. However I bet these socks will become favorites tucked under jeans or dark pants when you don't want your socks being "louder" than ongoing conversation - hee! They are great.

Kathy said...

Oh, that colorway is so unique and beautiful. Very neat. Love it

Gardengirl said...

Great choice of colour!!!