Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Socks and Shoes this time

I am in the mood to use lots of pictures tonight. Sorry if that inconveniences anyone!

I finished another pair of socks. I know, what a surprise? I actually finished these late last week, but haven't really had the time to sit down and document them for posterity.

Patter: Generic Sock, but with 2x2 rib at the top and eye of partridge heel, Yarn: Yard Sale Special - it had a label that said "Lydia's" and "100% Wool" and consisted of 4 strands that were unplied.

So, knitting with the unplied yarn wasn't too bad. I did have to pay attention or I would occasionally miss a strand. Overall though, not bad. The colors definitely kept me motivated. These are some psychedelic socks!

I love the heel!

It's been a little while since I've shown my WIP's, and even longer since I've shown them on Wednesday, so let's have a look in the old knitting basket to see what's cooking...

These are going to be the biggest socks EVER. Not really, but they are a huge size 14 men's!! Notice the unopened ball of yarn with the completed sock for scale. Good thing I love my giant brother so much because even on larger yarn, these things are taking forever...

To contrast, my other WIP is a much more petite pair of socks:

Assuming these turn out well, they are supposed to be for my hubby's petite step-mom and her size 6 feet. Such a difference!

Both projects are perking along, although I am a little behind schedule to have another pair complete by the end of the week. Ah well, seems summer has finally caught up with us and rather than slowing down, like normal people, we seem to be speeding up. We have definitely been the model of a social family the last couple of weeks. I've said it before, but I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives who want to spend time with us, who am I to turn them down, right? Just doesn't leave much time for the knitting.

Onto the next were also promised in the title and I have some really cool new ones. Check these out:

Why yes, that is my fancy new psychedelic rainbow sock you can see THROUGH my new shoes!

Since before I even began knitting socks, I have been thinking about finding clear shoes to show off the hand-knit socks I would eventually make. I really wanted them to be comfy and big enough to accommodate the thickness of hand knits - not an easy task.

Imagine my excitement when I took the hubby shoe shopping at one of those "super-hip" mall stores and came across these! Not sure about you, but I am a child of the '80's who pretty much spent my teen years in my Converse sneakers. My senior year of high school I had a turquoise pair and a pink pair. Sometimes I even wore one of each, I was that, of course, these had to come home with me.

Hopefully they don't make my feet sweat too much because I am looking forward to wearing them a lot. Too bad my kids are still too small to be embarrassed by me!


Patti said...

Lovely socks. Great shoes. What a find.

Lavendersheep said...

I just love those clear shoes! I really want a pair of clear shoes too!

ponyknit said...

HAHA cute shoes. They're perfect for handknit socks :)
Lovely colors! Seriously!