Monday, April 5, 2010

Ocean Wave Socks

Pattern:  Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn A.Clark
Yarn:  Angor purchased at Tess Designs in Portland, Maine
Needles:  Size 2 dps
I finally completed these socks after casting on almost two years ago.  I love the softness of the yarn and the colorway is amazing.  However, the yarn shop burns scented candles and the yarn absorbed up the smell.  I was storing the project in a plastic bag which probably contained the scent even more overpowering.  Thus, long spells of inactivity with this project.

I took a hiatus from my blog trying to decide how I wanted to proceed forward with it.  I miss many of my other hobbies and hope to incorporate some of those interests in my posts.

I travelled to Maine last weekend.  It was a truly magical time and I'll have pictures to share with you in my next post.  If I were an artist with canvas and paintbrush, I would not have been able to paint a more beautiful scene.

Happy Knitting!


  1. The socks are beautiful, but I understand the issues of yarn absorbing odors. I had to get rid of a ton of beautiful wool that belonged to my mother because I couldn't get the cigarette smell out of it. Heartbreaking... Looking forward to pictures of the trip and your upcoming projects!

  2. Glad to see you're back! Try washing the socks with white vinegar. That'll take out the smell!

  3. Glad you had such a lovely time in Maine. You should let the blog be what you want it to be -- it doesn't have to be all knitting all the time! Talk about the ocean! Talk about lighthouses! Talk about the magical time you had in Maine!

  4. Beautiful socks. Can't wait to see the photos of your Maine trip. Also the composition of your photo is extra special. I don't have the eye for that. Renate

  5. So thrilled to see you back! I was hoping that you wouldn't be away for too long, even though, we all understand the need for a break once and while.

    Socks are gorgeous! After a couple of washings the scented candle should be gone.

  6. Love your socks! I guess we have to be careful with all those scents. Glad you completed them.