Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Spring in my step


I started knitting these socks last October. I would work on them from time to time, at knitting night or in front of the TV, whenever I wanted some simple stockinette. I'd finished a sock and a half -- in February or March -- and then put them in a drawer. Last night Bill and I were watching TV (including episodes from season 1 of Arrested Development, because we are a little slow), and I decided to pick up these socks again. And I finished them! Yes, shockingly enough, stockinette socks are quicker to knit than cabled knee highs. Go figure.

There's no "pattern," but here's what I did: cast on 60 sts.; did a plain hem at the cuff; knit a st. st. heel flap with 3 garter sts. at each side; and decreased in 6 equal sections for the toe (every third round x 5, and then every round). These socks are really all about the yarn (Regia Crazy Color 5437). I love this offbeat colour combination.

It's dark and cold and windy and wet outside, so when am I going to get to wear my new sandals? Hmmm... they do look pretty fancy with my new socks:


Well, I'll wear socks and sandals for a photo, but I don't think I'll wear them out of the house. I'm old-fashioned that way.

25 comments:

Jodi said...

Cute socks! The colors are great. I'm not so sure about the sock/sandal combo, though. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the color of those! They are fantastic.

big geek beth

gleek said...

fun socks! love the colors.

Knitting Mama said...

They look great!

Octopus Knits said...

Those colors are lovely -- great socks!

LaurieM said...

You make socks and sandals look good enough to eat!

Wow, that sounds weird. ;-)

Nadia said...

Love the crazy stripes! I have a matching Regia crazy sock in my lap as I type. There's just something about those wacky colour combos, no?

Veronique said...

I was just going to comment on how awesome the colors are, and then realized that everybody beat me to it!

Stacey said...

those are adorable! loove the stripes!

Chris said...

I love stripey socks! Hee hee - I wear socks and birks all the time... Love to show off my socks. And they make me happy.

jodi said...

I love, love these with the green sandals. Beautiful.

Lolly said...

Whatever - you should totally wear them out with the sandals. Love it :)

PICAdrienne said...

They look like happy colors for Spring and great colors for fall and Halloween.

I probably would not wear them outside with the sandals either.

AmyP said...

Great job of picking a sock formula to let the yarn speak.

Steph said...

*wolf whistle*

Nice socks.

...and lack of cankles :)

xtina said...

Socks = excellent. Lack of cankles must be a great think, I wouldn't know, sad but true. I blame my genes. I'm loving those sandals, though!

PCR said...

Love the color of the socks!

I really like the sandals, too. But, I do think they would look better without the socks.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Fun and funky footwear, Alison! Love it!

Romi said...

Love the socks! I must say that I am in agreement about not going out of the house with the sock/sandal combo. Good call. :)

Anna said...

They match the sandles well and the colors are kinda funky that I think the entire thing could work. Don't know if I would go in public with sock and sandles though either.
Are those Camper shoes? They are sooo cute!

kris said...

love the socks! and the VERY informative picture with the cute sandals!

Michelle said...

I love the colors! Well done.

carolyn said...

i hate the socks/sandals look with a passion. even moreso the "birks & wool socks." i mean, if it's cold enough for wool socks, are birks really the right shoe choice?

but the socks are quite lovely. :)

JustApril said...

They turned out very nicely, I like the offbeat colour combo, too.

Christy said...

Orange hand-knit socks rock!