Pomatomess? Sea Socks?

I know you’ve all been terribly worries these last few days about that Sea Wool so let me start by assuring you that it all turned out alright in the end:
Sea Wool ball

It took a while, and by the time I’d would in into a big ol’ ball o’ yarn once I really didn’t have the heart to wind it again into two center-pulls on my “nostepinne” (read: bit of dowel), so I abandoned the idea of knitting a Magic-Looped pair of Baudelaires and just jumped into a Pomatomus instead.
Pomatomus socks in progress

I’m kinda glad I did, though. I really like the way that the yarn shimmers, just like fish-scales should.

I’m wondering something: maybe getting ahead of myself, but has anyone out there knit a pair of Pomatomi that have reversed the scale-direction for the second sock? Can you even do that? (And if so, how did you do it?)

I’ve also (finally!) had a bit of time to sit at the wheel, and have been working on a lovely little bit (only 50g) of Fleece Artist merino roving I purchased on the TTC KAL. I think I’m just going to make it up into a simple 2-ply, and let it’s beautiful purples and greys and burgundy-browns blend together as they will. Excuse the poor photo, but this one does give a good idea of the colours:
variegated merino on bobbins

And that’s about it! Had a great visit this Friday and Saturday nights with Jodi and Peter, but for the sake of domestic peace we kept the knit-talk to low levels :) Otherwise my world is mostly full of new-jobness and summertime bustle. Is it just me, or do summers always afford less time for fibrecrafts?

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4 responses to “Pomatomess? Sea Socks?

  1. Dude, you are fast on that Pomatomus! I think the leg on my first one took me more than a week.
    There has indeed been a reversed Pomatomi pair done:
    http://pepperknit.com/blog/archives/284
    Haven’t tried it myself but it is possible ;)

  2. Secret Pal

    I love the colors of the fiber you’re spinning!

    SP

  3. jenjerpeach

    that’s an awesome pomatomus. i’m knitting my second pair of monkeys. the first was for a friend. i’ve got this awesome schaefer anne yarn that look like bluefish scales and all. totally did them on size 1’s and i like them on size 0’s. hopefully i’ll whip through it like yours.

  4. Lady O

    I’m so glad that you got the yarn mess storted out, I hate when the skeins revolt. The socks look amazing, what beautiful colours.

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