Tortuga Twist

Happy first day of Spring everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your bit of sunshine today 🙂

I know, I know I’ve been remiss with blogging but, I’m back!  We kicked off Spring Break with a vacation to Oregon which was great fun.  Cold, but really great fun!

I even came back with goodies (uh huh, I fell off the yarn diet… slightly! ;))

Onto the knitting… I finished a pair of super fun socks last month!

This pattern was part of the Dubai Knits Yarn Club and I definitely think I got my sock knitting mojo back 🙂 The designer is Cristi H. Brockway known as turtlegirl76 on Ravelry.  I loved the mirrored patterning on each sock and the mock cabled heel and some other design features that were totally new to me.

The yarn!!!! This yarn from Dubai Knits is super soft and squishy.  Get this… the name of the yarn is “Squishy” – it couldn’t be more perfect!  Jocelyn’s got some mad dyeing skills and she hit it out of the park for this first round of club mailings with this gorgeous red colorway called “Devotion”.  Well done, Jocelyn!!

Tortuga Twist Socks (Ravelry notes)
Pattern: Tortuga Twist by Cristi H. Brockway
Yarn: Dubai Knits Squishy in “Devotion”
Needles: Size US 1.5 / 2.5 mm (yup, teesny!!)

These socks kept me so warm while we were in Oregon.  I’m looking forward to the next mailing of the Dubai Knits Yarn Club!

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4 Responses to Tortuga Twist

  1. Jocelyn says:

    So happy to know that you l ove this kit. Kinda makes me nervous about the next few kits now.
    If you think 2.5’s are teeny tiny, think again. My first pair was done on 2’s! Ick!
    And those 2 skeins that jumped into yoru cart in Oregon? Gaw-jus! Just need a pale grey or tan and you have yourself a pretty awesome Colour Affection shawl kit. Just sayin’.

    Glad to see you back on blogland – just not the same without your fun posts and pretty photos. Missed ya!

  2. Tanis says:

    Those socks are fabulous! I knit something really similar last year, but without the cool cable heal and the sloping mirrored fronts, details like that definitely elevate the socks into something really special.

  3. projectstash says:

    Your socks are beautiful! I’ve been searching through sock patterns for a solid color yarn I have … this might be the one!

  4. You PNW photos have made me sick with wanderlust. I love it there so much. Beautiful waterfall/bridge shot. Love the new yarn and socks too!

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