I like the ballerina look of this as well, but I think it could look even better with a thicker belt. Stockinette in the round is what I thought of first, but a cabled belt might be nice to switch it up a little more.
Aww thanks guys! You know how to make a girl feel special. To be honest, sock knitting really isn't that bad. I was terrified to turn a heel before I tried, but it's pretty simple once you do the first one. Jump on the sock knitting bandwagon!
It feels like all I ever knit anymore is socks, but I figure that's not the worst thing in the world.
These are my current favorite socks--I just wish it wasn't July so that I could wear them! The pattern is Ilga's Socks from Favorite Socks.
I made these for my mom for Christmas--the boys in my family have ridiculously large feet, so I usually only make socks for her. These are the Estonian Traveler's Socks from Favorite Socks.
These were made for a friend, who picked out a difficult pattern and an yarn that wasn't really meant for socks. I think they turned out pretty well anyway and will probably end up making some for myself. They're Austrian Socks from Favorite Socks (where else? I swear I own other sock books...).
These are shortened Embossed Leaves socks from Favorite Socks. I just knit the cuff and the foot portion because I didn't have enough yarn to make a full pair. These are also the first socks I blocked on my new sock blockers, and they made me love them.
Mother's Day socks for my mom, obviously. They are the Padded Footlets from Favorite Socks without the padding part.