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« on: August 22, 2007 03:33:44 AM »

When I saw knitty's tiptoe through the tulips I KNEW I had to make them for my mum. So she got an IOU for her birthday, we went yarn shopping together... My first colour work and intarsia later, here they are!

ETA: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTtiptoe.html

These are unwashed and blocked, but even so, am not particularly enamoured with their slight baggyness. Otherwise, these are adorable and weren't too much of a nightmare to knit-the intarsia graph just looks daunting, but doesn't take long!

with authentic grass on sole ;o)

nice putting on of socks Mum!! Lol, not just my knitting to blame here!

While yarn shopping, mum fell in love with the Hundertwasser self patterning sock yarn. So she bought me two balls. LOL she got the first one back as my first top down socks-decided not to let the tulip's be first colour, first intarsia AND first top down.

the shot that shoes them not quite being the same-it became more noticeable towards the toes... (it's because I switched from metal to birch half way through sock1):

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007 04:03:09 AM »

Fantastic!  I love them both, but the 1st are my fave!

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007 04:24:17 AM »

They look great!  I love the colors!

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007 04:35:21 AM »

wow!  I love the tulips.  Hope your mum commits all sorts of fashion faux pas and wears them with sandals/ kitten heals/ flipflops etc so everyone can see the heals!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007 05:51:56 AM »

Those look great! I think you may have inspired me to put these on my to knit list.... You did a great job with them Smiley.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007 06:54:29 AM »

Wow - they're both beautiful!  How hard was the tulip sock pattern?

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2007 10:39:12 AM »

Smiley thank you!

kaachan, my mum is off on holiday to canada and is washing them ready to be worn with sandals Wink LOL just wondering how to explain to my dad, king of fashion faux pas that it's ok only because they are homemade socks Wink hehe!

sara-go for it!

and crafterInIL the tulip pattern really wasn't too bad. I did a mix of intarsia and fairaisle in some places. The key was to use 5 strands of background colour, 1 strand for each of the tulip heads and 1 for each of the stalks. that way you can loop maximum of 5sts in fairaisle style where needed, but mainly you stick to intarsia. It was my first attempt at any colourwork and second sock felt a bit scary facing it all again, but it was easier second time around. Go for it!!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007 12:20:22 PM »

Sooo cute. I love socks. Self-patterning yarn is so rad.

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