Sunday, June 27, 2010

Surprise... Socks!

Who'd have thought it? I've knit... socks! I'm working on non-sock projects, really I am, but I haven't felt like lugging them around in this heat. The Clapotis is a thick, stifling blanket, and even Geodesic and the lace shawl I'm knitting are too much. So it's socks.

Vampire socks (March '10 Mystery Sock for the SKA on rav, not really called vampire socks). Top of the foot:


Side of the foot (How much you wanna bet yoga was invented by people trying to take pictures of their handknits???)


Both of them together:


And from the back (speaking of contortions...)


I love how these came out. The twisted stitches made my hands hurt, but aren't they pretty?

The boring details:
Yarn: Louet Gems Pearl Fingering in a freakin' bright blood red
Pattern: Belle Vittini
Needles: US #0
Comments: I only did one repeat of the second chart. I love the stitch definition of this yarn, but for some reason can't get gauge with it. My row gauge was off so much, I ended up with an 8" shaft even though I left out 20+ rows of shaft pattern! Still, I love how they look. Lots and lots of twisted stitches, though.

14 comments:

Fujiyamamama said...

They're gorgeous!

turtlegirl76 said...

hehehehe You said shaft.

The socks are gorgeous! My hands ache just thinking of all those twisted stitches though.

Nessa said...

O.M.G. Those are SO beautiful!! I am seething with envy, because there is NO WAY I could get through those. Fantastic!!

kemtee said...

Me likee twisted stitches. Well done.

Peri said...

Totally gorgeous!

fleegle said...

Those are incredibly stunning! And I know what you mean about the heat. Even socks are a bit much in this weather :(

Bezzie said...

Very nice!
I use the timer when doing sock shots!

craftingabetterlife said...

Those are beautiful! Bless you and your twisted stitches on size zero needles.

weezalana said...

Those are fabulous!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

You are very accomplished. There's nothing like twisted stitches to show off a great design and a determined knitter.

SiressYorkie said...

I wanna see pics of you taking pics of the socks. Now THAT would be a treat.

Heh. My WF is "conan".

elspeth said...

Ooh, very impressive!

Kate said...

Ooh, red and pretty. Those are great socks!

Maureen said...

Love those socks!~ They are just awesome!