Friday, 22 July 2011

You Gotta Have Two*

Behold, my Sunset Socks...



They are made of awesome *grins* I love these socks (you may have got this impression already!)

I wore them earlier this week and they are so much more comfortable than my first pair. I think partly due to my increased experience, partly due to a better gauge and quite a bit to do with the yarn. I had happy feet all day *laughs* and my colleagues were a little bemused at how excited my socks could make me!

It doesn't matter where I took a picture of these socks, they seemed to glow. I know the colours are fantastically vibrant, but they aren't quite as radioactive looking in the pink sections as they appear here! But I kinda like it ;)


I'm really pleased with the purl rows I added in for a small pattern feature. I tried to get a picture, but I think the glowing may have obscured it slightly...



Pattern: Silver's Sock Class
Modifications: Added purl rows to the leg of the sock for interest
Yarn: Zauberball in Fuschia

I love this yarn. It's fuzzy and not entirely consistently spun, but the finished socks are so soft and comfy and the colours are amazing. I have a feeling I'll be making more Zauberball socks!

Now, if I can just figure out the toe up process for boyfriend's socks, I'll be happy *laughs*


As it's Friday, you know the drill... head over to Tami's, Natural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder for more goodness :)


*“True love is like a pair of socks: you gotta have two and they’ve gotta match.” - Unknown

40 comments:

  1. Socks of awesome indeed. The colours rock, one of the best things about socks is they can be fantastic colours

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  2. Awesome indeed, love the colourway!

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  3. Toe up sock knitting has changed my attitude towards the process!! Yours are amazing...absolutely LOVE the colours, radioactive or not!

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  4. Pictures like these (and colors like these!) really make me want to pick up knitting! What an awesome feeling it must be to wear something hand knitted on your feet! :D I crochet a lot but I think that things such as socks need to be knitted instead of crocheted. Good job, and again, GREAT colors! :D
    Happy Friday!
    xo,
    wink

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  5. Amazing socks!
    I truly love the colors of Zauberball!

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  6. Beautiful! No other words are needed!

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  7. They are insanely bright! I love them!

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  8. Wow, do you need sunglasses to look at those socks or what? :)

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  9. Ooooooh, they came out sooo pretty!!! You know I love the colors too!! Yay!!! Toe up rocks - you can get those boyfriend socks done in no time! ;-D

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  10. They're so gorgeous! I love the glow :)

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  11. LOVE those socks! They are radioactive!

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  12. Wow...love the brilliant colors. Who wouldn't be happy wearing them.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

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  13. Good Job on the socks. Sparkling!

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  14. Wow. The colors just glow. I can see why you'd be happy all day walking around in them.

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  15. Wow, these socks are fabulous! I can see why you love them, they make both your feet and your eyes hap-hap-Happy!

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  16. Made of awesome, indeed---I feel sad for your coworkers' lack of understanding about the happy-making powers of amazing socks. The colours on these are too gorgeous to be believed, and I like your purl-rows-for-interest. :D

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  17. Can you sleep if those socks are in the same room? LOL. They really ARE bright. I like your purl rows; in the sock I'm knitting now, Nancy Bush adds purl rows between colourwork panels. It adds a nice little architectural ridge.

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  18. They do seem to glow. Well done getting them to "match". Wonderful!

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  19. Fabulous! Do you feet glow when you wear them? I bet you feel all bouncy and perky when you wear them. Awesome

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  20. omg! love the socks & they are made of AWESOME!!! :) can't wait to learn to knit so i can start making my own socks.

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  21. Happiness in a pair of socks! I like how you placed the seed stitch right at the color change.

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  22. I love the intensity of the colors. Hands down, they are easily my favorite pair of socks that I've seen recently.

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  23. They were totally worth the anticipation - I LOVE THEM!!!! The colours are just amazing!

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  24. Awesome!

    You're helping me get really excited about my 1st pair of socks.

    I have a couple of things to finish first, but socks are next!

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  25. Whoa - neon alert! I'm glad they make you happy. :)

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  26. I am having sock envy! These are fabulous and the color makes me smile!

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  27. Those are all kinds of gorgeous!!!!! I'm still working on my first pair, but I bought 5 new sock books at the Borders sale today....I love reading sock books...

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  28. That is an awesomely happy pair of socks! You'll cheer up everyone who sees you wearing them :D

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  29. Gorgeous , love the colours ! You know what they say 'go big or go home' .

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  30. They are TOTALLY made of awesome! They're so striking!

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  31. I would be really proud of these, too!

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  32. I love those socks too. Super colorful and fun. perfect for the days when you need a little more energy...knowing your feet are super sassy

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  33. Whoa, let me get my sun glasses, LOL Those are super bright and I'll be they're fun to wear. I can't wait for the weather to cool off so I can wear socks again.

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  34. Those socks are SO amazing! LOVE them!!!

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  35. These look fantastic! You're making me want to abandon everything I've got on the needles and start knitting with my zauberball right now!

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