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« on: November 17, 2009 07:27:23 AM »

Pretty sure I won't have complete any more pairs this year, so my (unproductive!) year in socks follows Smiley

First, Crosshatch Lace socks from Sensational Knitted Socks knit with Austermann Stepp.  This yarn felt soooo nice to knit with, but I'm not terribly fond of the colors.  They socks are cushy and nice, though.  (I took this photo awhile ago, and I'm not sure why I didn't include both socks.  They both exist..)

Then, for my boyfriend's daughters 12th birthday, Parachute socks!  Also from Sensational Knitted Socks and knit with Noro Kureyon Sock which she picked out.  When I first started knitting these, I thought "I will never ever knit socks with this yarn again."  It was thin and frail and not terribly soft.  By the time I finished, I was used to it, but I think I'd stick with a stockinette pattern if I used it again.  And they softened up after washing.  Smiley  Happy with the end result, but these seemed to take foooorever.

Finally, my personal favorite and so terribly fun to knit... Mamluke Socks from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks book.  Knit inn Gypsy Girl Creations handpainted fingering weight in "A Taste of Wine" and "Fresh Lemonade."  I loved the yarn; the pattern was well-written and beautifully designed.  They're a touch big, but they'll be fabulously cozy in the Illinois snow.  The pattern just flies by.  I knit the entire second foot last night. These were my first fair isle socks, and I can't recommend Nancy Bush enough for first anything.  I first learned to knit socks from Folk Socks and that was lovely as well. I bought 2 extra skeins of this yarn since I feared running out, but I had just enough from the original skeins so I can't decide whether to exchange it or knit these in reverse.

They're in need of a good blocking, but I love love love them and wanted to share Smiley

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009 07:45:44 AM »

These are great!
I just started knitting socks and I can't wait until mine are this beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009 08:01:29 AM »

These are great!
I just started knitting socks and I can't wait until mine are this beautiful!

I took a peek at some of the topics you've started and I must say.. I don't think it will be long before yours make me jealous.  I'm in awe of the things you can do with fabric!  You've got skills Wink

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009 08:50:53 AM »

Those are wonderful! I kinda like the colors of the first pair- they remind me of something you would wear at a ski lodge after a long day on the slopes. And the last pair I really want for myself! Oh, if only I could knit properly...

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009 09:22:40 AM »

Awesome!  Great job on all of them.


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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009 11:39:30 AM »

Great job!  The 2nd pair is my favorite by far.

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009 01:43:21 PM »

sweet!! i want them Sad . they look super comfortable Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009 10:48:54 AM »

These are all great. The last pair are my favorite too. I haven't ventured into sock knitting yet, but one day...
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009 11:27:07 AM »

your foot must be small! and with the gray toes and the angle you photographed, I though I was looking at a baby leg & foot!!! LOL
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010 10:52:43 AM »

Stripy socks! Love them
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