Sunday, August 16, 2009

Since I am NOT a sock knitter...

LOL. I guess. I just have to admit that I am... partly at least... When I took my son to the lake I didn't want to take any of my bigger projects, so where was I supposed to turn... maybe because I started to listen to the Lime and Violet podcast, in which there is awful lot talk about socks and sock-yarn...
First I finished up the socks I had on my needles for EVER...

My simple toe up ribbed pattern. Made them up from bits of leftover yarns I got at the second hand shop... it is actually striped (stripes of three different yarns), but doesn't look stripey at all...

then...

I had these Regia stretch yarn in my stash. Got it on sale from here. When it arrived I was kind of meh about it because it looked much more red on the screen, and in real life there was more pink and yellow in it... But once I started to knit it I loved it, and it looked more orange, which is much more to my taste.


The pattern is the Back to basic socks from Knitty. I choose it because it let the yarn play up its colors, but still gave me the opportunity to learn something I wanted for a while... Flap heels for toe up socks.

The finished socks look rather idiotic while not on the feet, and in fact they are extremely generous at the arch... I do have a high one, but this is too much even for me.

But it does have an interesting construction and I love the the finished sock.

3 comments:

h3dakota said...

LOVE the blue/tan socks - so cute! :) I've done heel flap on toe up socks, but I'm honestly not a huge fan of it. It's ok on cuff down, but I generally prefer toe up socks, myself.

peony said...

The only toe up socks I've knitted was my very first pair years and years ago...socks eluded me...I just didn't really understand until I found out about toe ups!!!
Forever I preferred the short-row heel, but latel y heel flaps started to bug my thoughts so I had to try them...:-)))

peony said...

Duh. I meant the only top down (non-toe up) socks I made...