Friday, July 6, 2007

File Under Masochist Knitting

Last week when the Sock Drawer of Shame was opended up for all the world to see, a few people asked about the bright orange something-or-other tucked into the corner.

It's a sock, of course! A completely insane, tiny needled thing.

You've always wanted to make a pair of entrelac socks knit on double OO's, right?

The yarn is Anne Shaefer and EL Silky Wool. The formula begins by casting on 100 stitches and knitting in 2 x 2 rib. I started knitting this sock in stockinette, and the colors looked, well, absolutely disgusting. I played around- and this is where I ended up.

Off the foot each square puffs out and looks like an intensely colored piece of tile. I kept thinking the sock looked like a hot air balloon.

Even though it looks huge, it fits quite well. Doing it over again, I would eliminate the weird break between the leg and foot on the instep. To do this, I'd have to rip out the heel-- and there's just no way I'm going to do that!

Clearly, the sock has been in hibernation for some time. I knit the majority of this sock during the late-mid winter of 2006. This year I didn't pick it up. Perhaps I was obsessed with another project and didn't even think about it...

Next winter, maybe?

9 comments:

Amy said...

Masochistic, yes, but gorgeous! You must finish!

bockstark.knits said...

OMG! That sock is AMAZING!!! Love, love, love the colors!

Holly said...

OWWWW!

the color combination hurts. Guess I am just not that brave.

And I thought I was insane for 94 stitches on the sockapalooza

Susan said...

Wow! I just stumbled on your blog and that sock is just gorgeous! I did a pair of similar sock for my 3 year old. But, his puffs out where the entrelac is on the cuff (I made the food plain). I must say though, the heel does not seem to belong to the same sock. I know it can be hard to rip out perfectly good knitting but you will either never finish or if you do finish as is, never be 100% in love with them as is. Chalk it up to a lesson in color and/or design and these can be some truly amazing socks!!

Diane said...

Wow! What a beautiful idea for that yarn. Really amazing job!

Guinifer said...

It brings to mind the 70's - and if you can stand to knit it - I think it's totally gorgeous!

Stacey said...

that is so cool looking! I love the bright colors!!!!!!

Jess said...

Good idea for the Anne! I've got a couple skeins that I just can't figure out, might have to swatch up a little entrelac with it.

How does the Silky Wool feel next to the Anne?

Skein Queen said...

Wow! That sock is amazing. You are a talented knitter.