Thursday, November 05, 2015

Eagle's Flight Socks

There's a school of thought that goes along the lines of "if you haven't started (or finished) that by now, you're never going to do it." I usually don't know what I'm going to do or when I'm going to do it and, unless I've got a specific deadline, the last thing I'm worried about is how long it's been since I got the idea or bought the supplies.

Eagle's Flight Socks

When I added the Eagle's Flight pattern to my Ravelry queue back in 2007, I had a specific yarn in mind. The whole reason I wanted to make those socks was because I had yarn in my stash similar to the one that designer had used and I loved  the way the feathers looked in that mottled brown.  I finally cast on back in September and wound up using a different (but equally old) yarn from my stash. The yarns are similar and it took me a while to realize that I'd changed my original plan.

Paton's Stretch Sock Yarn

Because I don't think it matters if my feathery stitch pattern is angled up or down, I switched to toe up and used my usual short row heel. The yarn is Patons Stretch Socks in Taffy. On Black Friday in 2008 it was $2.62 a skein and I bought it in every color they had in stock. This year, I'm happily using it up. Sock yarn doesn't have an expiration date and it was waiting for me to need it.

This post is linked to Crazy Mom Quilts and Patchwork Times.


Suzanne said...

I am glad to hear someone with the same thought pattern as me. I have numerous things started on paper, in a box, half way done...and I will finish them all when the time is right! The socks are beautiful!

carol fun said...

Great looking socks... I agree yarn doesn't have an expiration date and sometimes like wine it gets better when it matures... that's my story and I'm sticking too it. LOL Having a stash is can go shopping at home...and then being a bargain on top of that doesn't get much better than that. happy knitting!

Penny Olive said...

These socks are awesome1 Great job!


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