Saturday, 30 July 2011

A finished object!

Two in fact as a pair of socks consists of two socks, doesn't it? :-)
I am not too sure about how the colourway looks knit up, the orange seems to disturb more than complement the green and the blues, but to wear into boots they are great at least as they will keep my feet warm. I made my special toe, but this time "extremely" and they fit great. My feet are "straight" at the inside until about where the nail of the big toe starts, then a light curve. At the outside there is a light bend where the little toe starts, then a nearly straight line to the second toe, that is the same lenght than the big one (a barefoot picture would be great at this point but I hope you understand it anyways). That is why I stopped knitting round toes years ago. Instead I usually do decreases in a different rate, outside more than inside.
This times I started with two decreases every other row, then each row for the outside and only where the green begins at the inside - worked greatly! Looks a bit weird when not on the foot but it's just what my toes need!Yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fantasy in colourway 4770 - fyi if you need to have this colourway now you have seen it or (more likely) want to avoid it if you come across it :-)

Oh and if you have looked closely you might have noticed that the stripes match on the foot but not on the leg... Happens when on the first sock you use the other end of the ball to have the stripe sequence uniterrupted on the upper side, don't care to find the same spot on the yarn for the second sock, forget to do the second heel with the other end of the ball, and then serendipity comes into play and your stripes match for the foot. Voila!

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  1. I like them! I haven't tried making the socks specifically for right and left feet. I'll have to try it one of these days as my feet are like yours.

  2. Love your idea about the toe decreases! I'll have to try that sometime. And I was wondering about the stripes :P The socks looks great!

  3. I LOVE the colour way in the socks, and I also love the socks too! They are a work of art to me, I am not a great knitter ~ although I used to knit when my daughter was little ~ very bad jumpers mainly, but with love!

  4. I love the orange! My mom just sent me a book of patterns for socks...i have some extra yarn and want to try something new....can't wait to knit them up and get all cosy...the autumn is starting to creep in over here in scotland!


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