Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Simple Holiday Socks

The koigu bit/'monster' socks are complete! These are all ready wrapped and under the tree. The recipient gnabbed them out of my bag when they were on the needles a few weeks ago and made sure to show me that they were a perfect fit. (Almost like this person knew they were for her.)

These are the first pair of socks I've knit on 2 circulars with US 1s. They both have a crease up the sides from the needle switching. This goes away after their first wash.

It's amazing to look at left-over sock bits in balls, then see them when knitted together. They look entirely different~ I thought the blue would blend better with the yellow/orange sections. I could have blended them together a-la-Charlotte Web style, but there were tens of ends to weave in as it was. This wouldn't be a big deal if the first 4 colors didn't blend well together. Ahh, well. knowledge for next time.


Last winter I knit the first sock below-- "Bittersweet" Lorna's Laces Sport on US 1s in a 4x1x1x1 rib. I pulled it out of the sock drawer of shame last week and have knit about 1/2 of the second. So far, so good. You know, knit bright colors to dissuade Seasonal Affective Dissorder and all... :)
Unfortunately, I've added to the drawer in recent history. If the color wasn't as bright, one might not have noticed it's departure.

10 comments:

Guinifer said...

Love the Koigu/monster socks. Very nice - I like the Lorna's as well.

Miss T said...

Very pretty!

Kay said...

I really like the way the Koigu socks turned out. Did you like two circs? The others are pretty, too.

Deepa said...

Looks like someone began their new year resolutions early. ;)

Those are great socks, why did they land in the drawer of shame in the first place?

Jill said...

The monster socks are great colors.

Carrie said...

Pretty socks!

Monika said...

Simple but so beautiful! Love the socks!

Elemmaciltur said...

They are beautiful!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

The koigu socks turned out great, I love the color changes or graduations, nice!

ali said...

Love the colors in those koigu socks! So yummy!
Happy knitting-
ali