23 April, 2007

Ooops, and I did some socks, too...

Ribbed Lace socks from Sensational Knitted Socks.



Yarn: Silja from Gjestal
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Ribbed Lace from the Eight Stitch Patterns chapter.
I love this book, and I can't wait to see the new one from Ms. Schurch!

For my second pair I thought I would try top down socks. These were started for me by my mother back in October. I liked toe-ups better for a couple of reasons. First, here I ended up with a small amount of leftover yarn, and second, it took me forever to get around to grafting the toe! Should I admit that the second sock was actually done about a month ago?

Trying to get creative while looking for a suitable background for my sock portrait. Turns out granite makes socks fuzzy!

27 comments:

  1. Lovely socks! Lovely colour too! I didn't like grafting at first too ... but well, I found that with almost everything, the more you do something, the better you would get, and then you don't really like it or dislike it ... you just do it when it is needed. :) After some experimenting, I feel that I like cuff down socks more ... though toe-up definitely has advantages.

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  2. lovely socks! I must try toe up one of these days, I like the fact that you can use up most of the yarn without anxiety :)

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  3. Those socks look great. I thought about making the ribbed lace socks too. Gotta love the color too. I am also fast becoming a toe up knitter for the reason that I'm always scared of not having enough yarn

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  4. Ooh, pretty socks! They look very similar to a pattern that was in VK fall 2006, I wonder if it is the same one. I haven't tried toe-up yet, but I keep meaning to, I love the idea of not wasting an iota of yarn.

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  5. They look great! I have that book, but nothing in it inspires me until I see the entire sock knit up in a blog. Like this one!

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  6. These socks are a work of art! Katy (Needle Noses) tried to teach me socks once but it ended with me telling her that I was happy to keep buying my socks! But these make me want to try again!

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  7. Those are really pretty socks. I've been thinking of buying that book myself. I knit all my socks toe-up. Usually I just use the stitch pattern from the sock pattern. I probably could get by with just a really good stitch pattern book -- anyone feel like buying the Walker books for me?

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  8. Beautiful socks Hege .I know it sounds crazy but I envy people who live somewhere that has truly cold weather .

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  9. They are so beautiful and I like the photo with the rocks. The color is really lovely.

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  10. i love the colour of these socks! a lovely bright sapphire blue. one of my friend's actually knitted these for me a while ago in a thick yarn and i just love them. they are not so delicate as yours but mine make great house socks!

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  11. Welcome back Hege - missed reading you! Very nice socks, and your peony sleeve? Just gorgeous!!

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  12. wow, the socks look great. glad to see you back, hege! hope all is well. the peony sleeve is just gorgeous!

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  13. Love these! Great job! Hmmm, I have never knit toe up socks...i guess I should give it a try!

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  14. Flotte sokker, og frisk fin farge. Den boken har ikke jeg, men jeg har et par andre som ligger og venter, bare dagene hadde vært litt lengre!

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  15. So beautiful socks ...
    - and the sleeve looks so perfect.

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  16. Loving the colour of those gorgeous socks!

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  17. I love the lacy pattern in your socks.

    The peony sleeve is just dazzling! I want to learn how to do that someday. The colorwork is just gorgeous.

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  18. Graft schmraft, I just use Kris's trick of turning the socks inside out and doing a 3 needle bind off! I find it really helps with that pesky "finishing" stage!!

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  19. I started these a few times (in a somewhat similar colour) but wasn't feeling the love - might go back and try again after seeing yours.

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  20. Awww - these socks are absolutely awesome! I *so* adore the pattern - mind you, I'd better hurry to get that book too, soonest possible!
    The yarn you were using is such a gorgeous color that works really perfect with the pattern - it makes it "jump out", so to say!
    Fantastic work!

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  21. They're gorgeous! The color combined with the pattern makes me think of the ocean, mmmm!

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  22. oh oh oh...

    and you told me you weren't doing anything! pah!

    busy were we.

    little needle devil are you.

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  23. They looks great, and that yarn holds up forever.

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  24. Hege, sokkene dine ble nydelige! Flott mønster!

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  25. The socks are gorgeous...but what literally took my breath away was the Peony sleeve...Oh, my. You are one talented and gifted lady, and a generous one, too. Thanks for all your help and encouragement.

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  26. Beautiful! I love lace socks, especially in solid colors.

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  27. wow, granite makes a lovely backdrop. THose socks are really beautiful. THe pattern is so flowing and impressive.

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