Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I beat second sock syndrome!

I finally finished my socks! I bought the amazing yarn for these socks at a price that I will not mention, but it was much higher than I normally pay for one skien of yarn. I blame yarn fumes and an antsy three year old for this slip. The colors were just too amazing to pass up. Then I did my red practice pair of socks. There was no way I wanted to mess up my amazing yarn. By the time I got my first sock in the pair done I had already knit the same pattern three times. I was just not feeling the socky love any more. But I pushed past it and finished last night. I even had enough left over that I am going to make an iPod Nano cozy. I have already cast on for a super fun pair of really stripey longies. I am also in a knit along for a felted bag, so stay tuned for some more exciting finished objects.


The flash took out a lot of the more subtle color tones there are some really amazing deep emerald greens in this colorway. I will have to take some more pictures in sunlight, if it will ever stop raining.

A full view of the socks. Good thing I recently shaved my legs lol

13 comments:

Nanette said...

Awesome socks! You do great work.

Vicky said...

Those socks are beautiful! I have never knitted socks because I am a cowars! Actually my MIL did teach me once but I forgot as fast as she showed me. I love the colours of the yarn, even though you say they are not as clear as in real life, they are still lovely, and the striping is nice too - no pooling!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Those are AWESOME!
I know the yarn was $$, but what was it? Wool?

bella said...

Very pretty! What pattern did you use? (I suppose I could go look it up on ravelry, but I'm feeling lazy this a.m.! LOL)

Good job beating the syndrome!

bella

Summer said...

I love them! The way they striped up is awesome! And in my favorite colors too. LOL

fancypantsnancy said...

And these socks go with WHAT pants?

Mean Mommy said...

Good for you! I'm halfway through my first sock. I just finished some fingerless gloves, and the round knitting is getting old. Hopefully I'll finish...

Tama said...

Gorgeous socks! I love the colorway. What brand of yarn is that? and what pattern did you use? I am such a sucker for pretty yarn and cool sock patterns, I don't even notice the price of things until I get home and enter the amount I paid into my Excel sheet. I have a very low tolerance to yarn fumes.

chelle said...

I have a sock waiting for me since summer ... so sad...

Your socks are AWESOME totally worth the little extra investment eh?

Guinevere Meadow said...

Those look so cozy!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous socks - love the colors!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Congratulations on beating the syndrome! Your socks look fabulous so even more of a reason to be excited!

Oh, and I don't think any knitter would be able to judge you for paying sliiiiightly too much for a to die for skein of yarn that they just had to have. I definitely have done it way more than once!

chichimama said...

Totally worth $$$$. The colors are amazing!