Friday, March 24, 2006

Soft socks




I LOVE these socks. Yarn is some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport that I got in a swap at the Knittyboard, the colorway is Iris something. I never made sport weight socks before so couldn't guess the yardage, so I went with a toes-up pattern - Dye Your Own Socks from the book Socks Socks Socks by XRX Publishing (great book by the way, I love it).

The swirls are made by well placed increases and decreases, no cabling required. I love how the pattern goes up the whole front of the sock to the edge, although I wish it didn't roll down - will have to figure out a way to make that not happen next time. I would have made them a little taller but ran out of yarn. SO soft and comfy though - I hadn't intended to wear them today but when I put them on to take the pictures I just couldn't take them off so they are off to the mall with me now.

The Kid is finally finished a whole stinking week of state-mandated testing - amen! She was so stressed, I felt really bad for her. But they are celebrating at school with a cupcake party this afternoon, and then she and I are going to go do some "recreational shopping" at her new favorite clothing store, followed by a Mexican repast at the local Qdoba Grill.

F turned out to be for Flu, which I have had all week, thus the lack of posts. I do have a real F post though and will get that going soon. Yeah, I know I skipped E, but I couldn't think of anything clever....

12 comments:

stacey said...

Those are so cute! I will have to look up the book for the pattern :o) You could probably fix the roll by adding a few inches of ribbing in a solid color that matches one of the colors in the sock. Just a thought :o)

Areli said...

They look great! A really pretty colorway and the swirl pattern is so nice.

Tina in Wonderland said...

Those are some pretty socks with great colors and a cool and unique pattern. Great job on them, they look as if they were hard to do!

Zonda said...

I love those socks! I gotta make them....Great job!

lexa said...

Those are too cool! Love 'em!

Brittany said...

Pretty! Iris Garden? I've been lusting over that one!

If you don't want to do ribbing, garter stitch will probably control the rolling too.

Shelley said...

The socks look great and I absolutely love the colour!

sherry said...

Love those socks. They are great.

Condolences about State Testing, but it is mandated in grades 3-8 by the Federal Government "No Child Left Behind". State testing used to be only grades 4 and 8. Now everyone in 3-8 need to be tested in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Your Knitty SP6 said...

Beautiful! Keep making socks! (Btw....your package is ready to mail, and will go out on Monday...I had to wait a bit for the special "item" I ordered you...and there's a "hint" about my true identity in the package...wonder if you can figure out what it is??"

Pyewacket said...

Those look luscious. Brava!

Annie said...

Love that pattern, have to find it....great socks!

Crimson said...

Those socks are great! The pattern is fun, too. Congrats.