Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kohle Mine

It didn't take long to find a new project.

This is the beginning of a pair of socks knit with Austermann Step -- the stuff with jojoba and aloe vera in it. I'm not sure if I buy that this guards against dry skin (the foot version of this?), but I like wide-striped socks and this one has just the dark and gloomy colors I love. The colorway, #23, is called Kohle, which the Google translator renders into English as Coal. Here's a tiny picture of what it looks like all knit up. I'm just doing a basic 2x2 rib sock on size 1 needles, with 72 stitches cast on. I'll probably carry ribbing down the top of the instep, and I'm thinking of doing an Eye of Partridge heel. I've only done that once before, and they were on the one pair of socks I've given away.

We're on break between semesters, so I had a wonderful time being lazy and knitting. The weather was nice enough that I could do quite a bit outside -- until the mosquitoes found me. Still fishing around for a "big" project to work on. And I know that I have to get down to The Knitting Nest sometime this week to meet the new store dog, Hank!


  1. Oh, those are definitely "you" colors! ;-)

    Actually, it's very nice -- I like it, too!

  2. Hank! Please post more photos of him once you meet! What a cutie!