Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Poopy Poopy, Doo Doo!

I have been kicking some serious sock butt around here lately. I finished the monstrous pair for the Irishman (returning home tomorrow morning!!), a pair for sister #1, a pair for sister #2 and now finishing a pair for my most favourite doctor-lady.

I was so excited with this sock yarn when I picked it out 2 weeks ago. The blues are just the coolest - a stormy-sea blue, a thin strip of pale-sky blue, a distinguished-navy blue and a royal-purplish blue among others. There was some sort of brown colour in the mix,but it didn't bother me...until I start knitting the socks and saw the brown colour away from all the others, running through my unprotected hands. And it looks like doggy doo doo. I tried squinting my eyes and imagining it as a vintage rust, toasted-cinnamon, or even a Georgia clay - but my eyes couldn't be tricked. No matter what the lighting, these brown streaks look like something squishy I stepped in at the park. I'll try not to mention these thoughts when I hand them over to the recipient, eh?
I like the pattern, though - another pair out of the Vintage Sock book from Nancy Bush.
Erica cast them on as well, in non-poopy colours. I have to admit, I tend to follow her around the shop when we go out together. I get distracted by big SALE signs and shiny things, she finds all the real deals and soft yarn.
my hero ;)


  1. Stupid question from a Newbie (might as well put it here so everyone can marvel at the fact that someone would actually need to ask this question...)

    Is there a trick to self-striping yarns? A "starting point", or is it all up the whim of the knitting and the gauge or something? Because I'm using a self-striper that I enjoy very much, but it's striping in diagonals, unlike yours that look they way they should, and I think I must have done something wrong.

  2. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Well, hell if you're going have doo on your shoe (Berlin is full of it), you might as well have in on the inside too. :)
    Sorry, but you'll forever be known as the girl who knit the doo for inside her shoe.

  3. Okay call me a color nerd. But I like this yarn. To me it's cocoa, not poo colored!

  4. The colour of your socks is beautiful.

  5. Anonymous12:59 PM

    OK, now that I've stopped laughing at Kimberly's comment, I must say that I like the colors. Even if it does look like dog doo. I'm sure the recipient will love them. If not, sendthem my way ;)