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28 March 2016 @ 08:39 pm
Flying Dutchman  
Whew! I knit a pair of sort-of-complicated socks in just over three days!

Flying-Dutchman
The pattern is Flying Dutchman. The sailboat motif is achieved through a technique called intarsa in the round, which is fairly complicated and requires a lot of turning and purling back and then turning and knitting forward, etc. I’m so pleased that the socks turned out so well, which is mostly thanks to a very well written pattern. (I had taken a class on intarsa in the round back in September 2011 and it just didn’t click. But now I get it!)

sailboat

The yarn is Berroco Comfort sock in colourways Pearl (white) and Hari Hari. (The blue was supposed to be patterned, but my skein really wasn’t. Check the link to see what it should have looked like.)

I think I need to rest my hands a little bit. I just wish we had a bit more sun here so I could do something like sit outside or go for walks to otherwise entertain myself.

I have brought just a little bit of spring inside though, since Mother Nature seems to be taking a bit of a rest outdoors.

mini-daffodils

tulips-and-violets

I hope spring is making an appearance in your part of the world. (Or autumn, if you happen to on the opposite side of the globe.) Part of the reason I love living where I do is because we have four very different seasons, but I just wish they would change a bit quicker this year. 😉
 
 
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Erin Keenan: Daisiesimagineireann on March 29th, 2016 11:41 am (UTC)
This post does not accurately convey the amount of swearing that went into the making of these socks...
vilu: deerkajastus on March 29th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Lovely socks!

What I like about Finland: having four very different seasons. What I don't like about Finland: winters last for-freaking-ever, and they're COLD. It's good seasons are different, but they needn't be *this* different.
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on March 29th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
I am very impressed with your knitting!


Gabrielle
scripsiscripsi on March 29th, 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
They look great!
Zhelanazhelana on March 29th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
cute socks. it's a bit chilly for spring today. Which is weird because all February and most of March it was warm for winter. Just can't make up its mind, I guess. The pollen cam in ?March this year whereas usually it comes in April.
Butterflysnogged on March 29th, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
Impressive work on the socks!
The Little Zombie Who Could1_rhiannon_1 on March 30th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
Those socks are so cool!