Speaking of that FO, I actually finished them before you saw them (recently) on WIPW, so to remind you, here's a picture of me balancing on a tree stump VERY carefully while taking a picture of my own foot. I had my other foot on another part of the tree that hadn't been cut down.
Here's a picture of me completely balancing on the stump so that you can see there are actually two socks finished! This pattern is Horcrux Socks. I actually started them on May 15th, 2012, hence why they are knit in Candy Skein Monthly Sock May colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday. You may notice that one of the socks looks a little smaller than the other in the above picture...
That's why I keep showing you the right one, because it's the sock that actually fits the way it should. Well, that and I'm left handed/footed so I have better balance standing on my left leg. You see, I knit the first one (make that, the left one) as the pattern said for the heel turn/gusset/toe (the heel flap I changed, as the pattern calls for a stockinette stitch heel and I wanted to continue the ribbing down). I should have gone with my gut and knit the heel turn and gusset how I normally do. Unfortunately, it's a little tight. Wearable, but tight. Due to that fact, despite loving the way the right sock fits, I'll probably keep these in the drawer until all other pairs are dirty. They are pretty though!
And yes, the tattoo is all heeled now! YAY!
Candy Skein Yummy fingering in May '12 colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday
Size US 0 needles w/ 32" cable
Notes: As mentioned, I knit the heel flap different from the pattern. I carried the ribbing down instead of doing straight stockinette. I also added 5 more rows of ribbing before starting the heel flap as these are pretty short socks. The first one, I followed the pattern for the heel turn and gusset, but for the second sock I just used my favorite method so that the sock would fit better.
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, I had a Candy Skein update yesterday, including the September '12 colorway reveal and a few new colorways!
That's it for me today! I hope you have a great (and safe) holiday weekend if you're in the States!
Share your FOs!
Beautiful socks, but yes, they look a bit tight. The tatoo is great!ReplyDelete
Wow, how I wish I had the patience to knit socks... Never mind that they are to tight, you can always gift them!ReplyDelete
Great socks, I love the pattern and the color is gorgeous. Very interesting photos!ReplyDelete
Looking so soft and awesome. Love the colour and you knitted them so neat!ReplyDelete
They are looking awesome, a shame that they will be pair that are used when all others are dirty though. The tattoo is really coolReplyDelete
They came out great! I would have loved seeing you balance with your camera takin pictures of your socks. I once talked my flatmate into taking pictures of my socks (on my feet) next to the channel at the end of the street. Must have been a sight, too. ;)ReplyDelete
They came out great! Mine is all about socks, too!ReplyDelete
So gorgeous! I really wish I had one, but had a few issues this week.ReplyDelete
I've done a Follow Friday style blog-post today, and I've featured your blog on it. I'd love it if you could recommend three blogs to me that you love to read, but if you don't have time that's no problem at all. (The blog is www.plutoniummuffins.com if you want to check it out.)
Thank you for being a source of inspiration to me!
Corrie, thank you! I'll check it out. :) As far as blogs I read, I don't read too many consistently. I just don't have the time anymore. I try to make it to a few WIPW and FO Friday blogs each week. I also try and keep up with the Yarn Harlot blog in spurts!Delete
LOL... left footed. Yeah come to think of it I think I am too.ReplyDelete
LOL, are you right handed? I'm left handed, but do most things with my right. I write with my left and crochet with my left, but pretty much everything else is with my right. I even throw a ball with my right! That being said, I have better balance on my left foot.Delete
I love that pattern every time I see it! I guess I'd better queue it! I've pretty much given up on photographing socks on my own feet; I'm just not acrobatic enough to get the photos I want :)ReplyDelete
I love your acrobatics! The socks are also pretty awesome. Enjoy the weekend!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful! I'm sorry the heels don't fit as well as you would wish. :(ReplyDelete
But good on you for being such an inspiration to your neighbors. Maybe they'll take up some similar photographic acrobatics of their own for your amusement!
I like when I can make some modifications to the pattern I follow :) Nice socks!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Also, tattoo!ReplyDelete
Love the socks!!! Think I have to add those to my list.ReplyDelete
A pity about the 'left' sock but they both look good. Love the colour, and also the ribbing. I always think that ribbing looks 'classy'.ReplyDelete
I agree on the classy part! If only it wasn't so boring! ;)Delete
so jealous!!! the socks are a gorgeous color & they are just beautiful all together! great job! :o) have a great friday!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful socks. Love the colour and the pattern.ReplyDelete
Great socks; cool tat! Aren't you a rebel. What's it of?ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's actually my second tattoo. You can see the full thing here: http://tamisamis.blogspot.com/2012/08/fo-friday-100.htmlDelete
It's for the LA Kings (hockey team) Stanley Cup win this past season.
I really like the cuff detail, I need to figure out what to do with my Candy Skein, I need to report back to my MIL about how it knits up :DReplyDelete
Surely, it is in the name of SCIENCE!
Molly : )