Monday, March 03, 2008

FO: Charade Socks


I said I was going to finish things, didn't I? I cast on for these socks last August, and they became my portable knitting project, but then I went out to knitting night less and less, and the socks languished. It wasn't their fault. Sandra's pattern (here on Ravelry) is great, the yarn was great, and the colours are great. And now they're done, and I'm wearing them right now.


The little bit of contrasting colour on the heel was inspired by the Country Socks in Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. The blue I used for the heels and toes is Sisu, left over from my Blue Herring socks; the brown is Scheepjes Invicta Extra. I think I'll wear these socks a lot. The texture is nice -- take a closer look at the wee herringbone pattern:


I'd say March is off to a good start! I mean, a good finish. One down, several more to go. (And the book I'm reading today? I'll finish it by dinnertime. Yeah, baby.)

16 comments:

knitography said...

Lovely! I'm a big fan of that pattern - I've already made two pairs, but since neither was for me I'll have to make at least one more.

Stacey said...

Those are beautiful! I love the little touches of contrasting color.

Sandra said...

ooh, i LOVE the contrasting heel and toes for the charades. the color is gorgeous. what a nice touch. i might have to copy you on my next pair of charades. . .

Chris said...

I like the "surprise heel" there! Your month is off to a good start. :)

Steph said...

I made the Charade Socks in Koigu and I love them to bits. Looking at yours, I think I need some in a solid colour now. I loved this pattern - it really goes quite quickly once you get in the rhythm.

Thinks too much said...

If you could hire someone to turn pages, could you knit AND read simultaneously?

Sydney said...

Nice socks! I like the contrasting toe and heel.

Agnes said...

Oh ... I love the little contrasting heel ... very cute.

Kristin said...

Great socks, I love the herringbone pattern. My Mom is waiting for a new pair of socks. I think this might be just the right pattern.

gleek said...

looks great! i love the contrasting color peeking out from underneath the heel :)

ingrid said...

What great socks! I love the colour combo.

Amber said...

The little blue heel is so cute!

K. said...

the light blue makes them super adorable!

shannon said...

love Love LOVE the color combination! They look so cozy!

Ellen said...

Great start to the month of finishing. I find it liberating to finish up lingering projects; fewer reasons to feel guilty!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Love the color combo you chose.

Are those the socks I saw in person at 2nd Cup when I met up with you with Sean?

What size shoe do you wear?? :)