No, this post is not about natural phenomenon, but about a pair of socks.

Tsunami socks
Tsunami socks

Pattern: Tsunami (ravelry link)
Design: Judy Sumner
Yarn: 100 % wool, Ullcentrum 2-ply
Yarn source: Ängsdesign
Needles: 2,25 & 2,75 mm dpns
Started: January 20 2012
Finished: February 11 2012
Modifications: None

Tsunami socks
Same socks again

Laban & socks
It’s not easy to take pictures with a cuddly cat around one’s feet

I’m very happy with these socks. They’re warm and very pretty. However, the yarn is a little too dark, the cables and knit and purl patterns almost disappeares.

Another daylight knitting project

I should have learned my lesson with my wristwarmers. Some knitting projects simply are not suitable during the winter months. But the lovely yarn I bought at Christmas demanded to be made in to a pair of socks.

Tsunami sock
Tsunami socks

There are many lovely patterns in the sock knitting book Stefan gave me, and I particularily fell for the Tsunami socks. Cables, knit and purl stitch pattern, but still very simple. Well, knitting with dark, practically black, yarn does strain the eyes. However, I ended up with a cold about a week and a half ago which meant that I had to stay at home for a few days. Despite being ill I did manange to begin this project, though, and by Monday, I’d finished the first sock! I haven’t had the time and energy (or daylight!) to knit very much since though, so the second sock hasn’t progressed that much.

Vincent and the sock
Vincent isn’t exactly being helpful

I picked it up again this morning and knitted on the bus on my way to work. It felt great. I like the pattern very much. It’s simple, but have enough variety to make it interesting. The instructions are very well written, clear and easy to follow. This will probably be the first of many patterns from that book I will knit.

Happy knitting!