Friday, 20 May 2011

Awesomosity

I made socks!!!

Yep, plural, for the second sock was finished last night *big grin* In time for me to join in with Tami's Finished Object Friday party as well ;)


I quite like this sneak peak photo ;)

I'm really pleased with my socks, if you couldn't already tell *laughs* The second was obviously easier than the first, and I managed to graft the toe properly, without it looking all raggedy... See:


I love that the socks don't match perfectly - I mean they're the same, but the stripes are different across each foot. I know this would drive some people utterly mad, but I've never been a fan of symmetry so it works even better for me:


Look at those colours *grins* Eye-burningly awesome ;)

Here's an obligatory "on the feet" shot, even though it's kinda tough taking photos of your own feet. Boyfriend tried to help but the light was all wrong, too much sun (and there's a sentence I don't often say!)


I'm not actually wearing the socks right now (though I wish I was) because I plan to soak them in wool wash first, I've heard that it really softens them up. So, for now, I am being very patient. Not like me at all ;)

My only challenge now is to make progress on my other WIPs, rather than going and immediately casting on a new pair!!!

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous socks - they are lovely colours. So it seems true that sock knitting is addictive...?

    :)

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  2. Well done! They look fantastic. I'm a fan of mismatched stripes myself :)

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  3. Love the colours, very nice. I'm yet to try socks but these make me want to try!! :)

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  4. Fantastic colours. They are brilliant socks. I never worry about matching the stripes either.

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  5. Great colors and nice job on that toe!

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  6. I too love things that don't exactly match. Congrats on your first socks!

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  7. Congratulations! They're adorable!

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  8. Gorgeous! (my eye likes to see a lot of color too!)

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  9. I love your socks! Your did a great job.

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  10. Awesome job, what fun colors. I love that the two don't match except in the colorway.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  11. Great colors! Your socks look very snuggly and warm.

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  12. They make me smile just to look at them, so I imagine they'll make you feel very happy every time you wear them. Nice job.

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  13. That is so cool! Now I really have to stop procrastinating on learning to knit socks, because those are some seriously cool inspiration.

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  14. So fun! Love those crazy colors and I agree the asymmetry is lovely!

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  15. "Eye-burningly awesome" indeed! :D The second toe looks perfect and lovely, and the socks as a whole are fantastic. Have you ever seen the TV show Bones? Bright socks are sort of a Thing for one of the show's main characters, and these make me think of him.

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  16. I love them! I'm glad they don't exactly match ;-)

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  17. Hooray, sock knitta! I love them! The kitchener stitch looks great too. I was totally freaked about about it but it's so much easier than I thought. Yours is beautiful. Are you ready to knit another pair already?

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  18. Wow, thanks for all the lovely comments everyone!!! Glad I'm not the only one who likes mismatched stripes ;)

    It's definitely addictive, and I want to start another pair immediately *laughs*

    Off to check out all of your blogs now...

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  19. I love the bright colors and the fraternal twin quality of the stripes. Great job!

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  20. Oooh I haven't made a pair of socks in a while I need to get back to that! These are outstanding! I love love love them! I do have to admit that I like my stripes to match but these are really cute and the colours are so pretty that I think I could live without the symmetry! Good work x

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  21. I love the stripes - where did you find such a funky skein of yarn? Also, your pattern looks great and I have been looking for a simpler pattern to show off some crazy yarn I bought. What pattern did you use?

    Those socks are truly awesomosity!

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  22. AWESOME socks! I love stripes and can't wait to use my Knit Picks Felicis just for that reason. I too love the fact that they don't match exactly. Awesome job! How did you graft the toe closed? It looks great.

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