Monday, December 17, 2007

Cable Rib Socks


This is it: the sum of my Xmas knitting. Done! These are the Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander (spring 2005 IK / Favorite Socks), knit in Reynolds Soft Sea Wool in a nice rich grapey purple. They're a gift for somebody who loves purple. Reading comments by other knitters who have made these socks, I've seen that some are unhappy with the way the cables travel across one rib from the leg to the foot, but I find it interesting in its unexpectedness. Here's a closer look:


This doesn't mean I've finished my Christmas crafting -- I'm sewing most of my handmade gifts this year. Almost done those, too, though. I'll show you that project after the 25th.

We decorated our tree last night. I'll try to take a nice picture of it at night with its lights on, but here's a shot to show you our frozen front window:


(I don't have to say anything about yesterday's snow, do I?)

16 comments:

Chris said...

I like how the cable travels, too! Lovely socks. And I hope you don't have to go anywhere while the city digs out. :)

Stacey said...

the rib is part of the cable, so I don't mind it at all!!!!

Netter said...

But if it were on the same rib on the leg as on the foot, it wouldn't be centered up the side of the leg.

lilachica said...

I like how the cable travels too. It makes the sock far more interesting.

jodi said...

Hope you're keeping warm! The frost is beautiful.

anne said...

It is probably only because I'm safely ensconced in the southeastern US that I can say that I kind of miss frozen windows.... Stay warm!

Robin said...

The socks look delicious! I love the pic of the corner of your home. It just epitomizes the Holidays to me - the beautiful tree and the frosty window. Pass the hot cup of tea and shortbread, please! Of course, I don't miss having to shovel snow or warm up the car for 20 minutes any more!

jane said...

Oooo I do like that travelling cable voodoo you do. After twisting a bit, it folds in a strand from the heel. Very nice indeed.

Michelle said...

I love those socks! They look so toasty and squooshy and warm.

DJB said...

Gosh that looks cold. It is so hard to believe you're getting struck by snow ploughs and we're enjoying 26c and sunshine! I must confess I'd like to see a bit of your winter, though. Perhaps just a month. My tree is decorated, too! We did it last week.

weebug said...

it looks really cold there, stay warm! that particular sock pattern is one of my favourite patterns!

The Hopeful Borderline. said...

Love,love, love the socks. I like the rib continuing next to the ribbing. Lucky recipient. Merry Christmas (beautiful tree).

Mia said...

The snow looks like it hit hard. But the frosted over window makes the tree look pretty.

FUZZARELLY said...

I'd like a little bit of that snow here - like an inch or two.

Love those socks! Excellent knitting. Like that baby hat, too.

the daily purl said...

The socks look very cozy-lucky recipient!

Jaime said...

The socks look great! I just recall thinking that I'd somehow messed up the pattern when I saw how the cable changed. After studying the pattern pictures closer, knowing it was on purpose, I did like the look.

Your Christmas tree looks so pretty, especially with your outside background.