"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sock Specs

As promised, finished sock photos.  Not the best - I'm trying to control my frustration.  For some reason the photos look great on my computer, but by the time they are uploaded onto blogger, the sharpness is gone??  Not sure if I am doing something wrong, or if it's the world in which I live??  Anyway.....
Here is a side view.  The central back panel is different.  I really like socks designed that way.
This project reminded me how much I enjoy doing colorwork.  I carry a color in each hand, and my left hand has no tension in it, so my left hand stitches are always much looser.  Once they are washed, all the yarns sigh - relax - and smooth out quite nicely.
This is a RedBird pattern.  RedBird patterns can be purchased from Patternfish.  This particular one is called "Faux is Fair".  The yarn is Cascade Heritage - off white and a variegated blue.  I used DPNS size 2.5mm.  My original plan was to gift them to my mom, but once they were finished I realized that would never do.  The leg is longer that she likes.  She always says she prefers my "plain janes" anyway - these could hardly pass as that! 
 

11 comments:

Monika said...

They are too beautiful to give away!
I've got that pattern too, as I was in the club at the time. Seeing them again, reminds me how much I liked this pattern.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.

How do they fit? Is there any stretch to them?

What I'm really asking is: Are these socks to frame and admire or are they wearable? Not that there's anything bad about knitting socks to frame and admire.:-)

Dorothy said...

Those are just about the most gorgeous socks I've ever seen! Another question about wear - when you put them on do your little toesies catch on the floats?

Artseycrafts said...

What happened to my comment yesterday? Once again, congratulations on knitting one of the most gorgeous pair of socks ever! You did a great job knitting them - sooooo pretty!

Karen said...

Your socks are beautiful!! You must keep them for yourself.

JakkiMitch said...

OMG These socks are awesome!

BG's mom said...

I like how they look kinda tie-dye!

KnittySue said...

simply stunning, what beautiful work.

Pat said...

They are just gorgeous Kathy!

Laura said...

All I can say is, WOW! Such gorgeous socks with all that color work. I've tried color patterns in socks before but they always pucker or I can't get them over my heel when I try them on, so it hasn't been working for me. I'd love to be able to knit a pair of these though....great job!

The rules said...

absolutely stunning socks - they are artwork.