Friday, 28 September 2012

Decaffinated

I finished these socks a few weeks ago but only just got around to taking pictures of them to share... Ooops ;)

These are the long awaited socks I knit for cunning boyfriend. He got the first one for his birthday in February and it took me until August to complete the second one... Bigger ooops *laughs* Luckily he is a very patient person and didn't complain or anything.

Apologies for the terrible, terrible pictures by the way. Bad weather + evening photoshoot + overhead light = truly awful photos *sad face*


Anyway, they fit and are apparently extremely comfortable, so that's the main thing *smiles* After taking this picture, boyfriend seemed to be quite enjoying his stint as a foot model, and threw in a few more poses for your viewing pleasure *laughs*



I used a Knitty pattern called Java socks - something to do with strong coffee I believe.

© Cailyn Meyer

As you can see, the pattern extends down the heel and over the foot - which I knew boyfriend wouldn't like (he has delicate feet). So I only included the pattern on the leg - hence calling these Decaffinated Socks. Comedy gold I tell you *laughs*

The pattern is a really simple 2 stitch cable, with a surprising amount of stretch


Yarn is a simple grey generic sock yarn that works really well for this.

So, despite the photography indicating the contrary, I can confirm that they look great, and according to boyfriend they feel great too *smiles* I of course adapted the foot to include the princess soles that he likes so much.

You know the Friday drill - head over to Tami'sNatural Suburbia and Wisdom Begins in Wonder . Have a wonderful weekend :)

23 comments:

  1. Nice to see them finished :-) Looking very cool and masculine!
    x

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  2. He definitely seems to be enjoying his new socks! They look great. I do love simple and elegant patterns like this one. I think you can sometimes go overboard on the pattern front with socks. I just want something comfortable, warm and nice looking.

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  3. That's a lovely pattern. I don't have much patience for socks. I've made one pair and whilst I love them, they are wearing out underneath already. I do admire these people who can just bang out a pair of socks like it's nothing though.

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  4. ooooh, I like the close up pic of the socks. Beautiful details.

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  5. Nice socks, I'm sure it's worth the wait :)

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  6. Lovely socks, but *whistles* that's some foot model you have there - check out those moves!!!! I can totally see why you are with him - he's cunning AND stylish!

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  7. Lovely color, lovely pattern. I love it when the recipient loves the item, doesn't it just make you so happy? They were definately worth the wait!

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  8. Lovely socks and I like the way the pattern is on the foot and cuff!

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  9. Great socks, they look very comfy and lol at the posing!

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  10. Great job on finishing-- I love that you got him to model them!

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  11. Ha! Decaf socks! I love how punny you are.

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  12. They look great - I like your mods.

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  13. They look good to me. So glad your boyfriend loves them. Mine doesn't wear socks. Which is lucky for me because he wears a size 11 and has wide feet. You are more patient and dedicated then me. To make yours socks.

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  14. Beautiful socks! The simple pattern is great. Happy weekend!

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  15. Very practical! Congrats on finishing.

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  16. these look great-I may have to finally try knitting socks.

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  17. Awesome! These look wonderfully comfortable, and I'm so glad to hear they were well received.

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  18. They look fabulously warm and snuggly. Well worth the wait! Cunning boyfriend continues to prove his knitworthiness :)

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  19. That's an interesting pattern. They look like a perfect fit. Nice job.

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  20. The socks are wonderful! You're so lucky to have a cooperative model too:)

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