Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cotty's O'Lapis

*insert Irish dancing music here* heck, I don't know what to say... I just figured this was a good name for them!
Well it could have something to do with the designer ;) Hey, btw, aren't these nice colors?

Art shot
ooh not too bad huh ;) Taking sock pictures at twilight is a lot easier than during the day around here.

Toe Pic!
And a toe pic for you know who, it's all her fault we like them!

Yeah, I knit another pair of them :) What can I say but this is a great pattern to have no pooling with. Perfect for those variegated yarns. While most of the BMFA yarns do stripe like this, some don't.
Cotty's O'Lapis
Cotty Socks by Irishgirlieknits
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sock Candy in Lapis Colorway, that was a gift from Cpurl17 eons ago!
US 1.5 (2.5mm) Magic looped
Started July 1, 2009 and frogged. You see I figured this yarn to be sportweight, so I had only brought a 2.75 mm on vacation with me, and I was knitting the SW sock, it's not a SW yarn. Had to wait until I got home to restart.
Finished September 29, 2009

Don't run to the link above to find this colorway should you like it in Sock Candy (it is still around in other fibers unless it's on vacation). It is no longer dyed in variegated colors, only solids. It comes in 2 separate skeins, you can see a slight variation in each sock, but I'm fine with it, I'm just happy for no pooling! :) Sock Candy is 96% cotton and 4% elite, similar to elastic. It is quite different than knitting with Cascade Fixation though. It could be that I knit this yarn with smaller needles then I do with the fixation. So between these and the twin Boheme's, I need a cotton yarn break!

The yarn itself is very soft and smooth to knit, can be a bit splitty, but not too bad. You'll be seeing more in the future as I have about 4 pairs of socks worth from gifts and destashes. They are comfy on so far. Actually perfect for the weather around here, I'll let you know as I'm wearing them to work today :)


Sandra said...

Lovely socks indeed!

Bezzie said...


Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

freshisle said...

Love the colours and a great pattern.

turtlegirl76 said...

Yay for toe pics! They look fantastic!

MsKnottyKnits said...

I absolutely love that color Z!

Carol said...

Lovely blue socks!

weezalana said...

Those are fab, Z!

chemgrrl said...

Oh cute! I super duper big heart that yarn. I'm hoarding it right now, though--haven't finished a project out of it yet. Cotty's a great pattern idea!

cupcakefaerie said...

Lovely Cottys and a great colorway for them.

Anonymous said...

Yummy socks! Good job.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Such pretty pretty Cotty socks!! I love the name too!!