Monday, January 7, 2008

Le Sacre du Printemps

Le Sacre du Printemps (Firestarter)
Originally uploaded by elemmaciltur

Start: 23rd September 2007, frogged and restarted 3rd October 2007
Finish: WIP, 1st side on 07th January 2008
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle, colourway "Bob"
Needle: 2.5 mm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima via The Loopy Ewe
Modifications: I needed to modify the stitches to make it fit my foot. 72 stitches instead of the 60 stitches from the pattern and one extra cable repeat before the gusset increase as well as extra cable repeats on the leg. I also used the Judy Magic Cast-On instead of the provisional CO as well as EZ's sewn bind-off instead of doubling the yarn and do a normal bind-off.

Yeah!! One down and one to go. I LOVE this sock. It has been a bumpy road getting the first one done. I hope that the twin will go better.

The sock is a perfect fit. I decided to learn a new technique and used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind-off instead and I have to say that I like the look and feel of it very much.

As to the name, I was trying on the sock last night when I finished it and the colour combination and the pattern name suddenly reminded me of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps in French). I think that the name suits it very well than just calling it "Bob the Firestarter".


Morticcia said...

It's gorgeous!

peaknits said...

How positively perfect! Great modifcations for your foot - and hurray for perserverance!