Thursday, August 2, 2007

Yes, it's my final answer

Thank you so much to all of you for your input on my Baudelaire dilemma! I feel like I would have gone on for ages knitting one repeat and staring at the sock for 20 minutes, if all your comments didn't help me to crystallize what my problem with the sock was: it looked _cool_ with the Fleece Artist yarn, but (as Peaknits put it), I felt like I was gyping the pattern. After thinking about it for another day and reading comments, I decided I needed to knit a bit of the pattern in a solid color and then compare. I pulled out some Lorna's Laces and knit 3.5 repeats while waiting for the bus (which is much more a comment on the lateness of the bus than on my knitting speed!):

The amount of texture that shows up in the solid color made my decision easier. I just don't think I'd be happy with that lovely pattern being so obscured.

But the Fleece Artist start will not go to waste!

I'm pretty pleased with how it looks in the (now toe-up) Charade pattern. I _think_ it'll stay in this pattern! ;)


Beth said...

Very good choices. I like the sock much, much better in a solid yarn. It really shows off the pattern.

The red yarn looks great in the Charade pattern. I just printed that pattern out myself - who knows when I'll get to it?

peaknits said...

I love BOTH socks. I think going solid totally honors the pattern, and why work so hard if you can't show off your efforts:) And the Charade is awesome in the Fleece Artist!! Good choices!

Carole Knits said...

I finished my pair of Charade socks today. It sucks up a lot of yarn, this pattern. Just thought I'd mention it.

Zarzuela said...

I must agree that the solid yarn really looks much better with the pattern. The fleece artist looks lovely too though and it seems you are now on your way to two great pairs! :)


Karen said...

I knew the pattern would show up better in a solid yarn, but I didn't realize how much more. Wow. The newest sock looks great!