Monday, June 11, 2007

Foot Fetish

Okay, I probably need to slow down on this whole sock thing. People might be beginning to suspect I have a foot fetish or something.
Or maybe just a lot of free time on my hands. (The time is only free as far as my hands are concerned, not my energy or efforts.)
At any rate, I got a bit more knitting done and finally finished a pair of sparkly pink socks for myself.
Now, I was not thrilled with them when I started them. (Thanks to everyone who commented on that, btw.)
In fact, I even abandoned them briefly.
But then I realized, I did really want sparkly pink socks. Because who wouldn't? Not me, that's who.
Skipping ahead turned out to be both a good and bad idea. I used the interim to make my mom's birthday socks, which were done with enthusiam and ahead of schedule.
The only trouble was that I had forgotten slightly what I had done on the toe of the sparkly pink socks. The toes might not match exactly. I might not care, considering that's the part that's always hidden, even if you wear clogs.
I started out slightly too big at the cuff, and decreased down when I got to the foot. This worked out well, except that I had to fiddle with things when I got to the toe. And with about a week and a half betweeen fiddlings, they wound up slightly different. This socks are not important enough to frog, however. I really hate frogging.
(Ooh, turn that heel, baby)

They stripe nicely on their own, however. I paid slight attention to the striping, mostly because it was a really good measure of length (they are exactly the same length).
Overall, I am pleased, but not thrilled with these socks. I'm happy that I have sparkly pink socks. I'm not really a huge fan of this yarn otherwise. There's too much green for me, and I'm very picky about my greens. I don't think changing the pattern would have changed how I feel about the yarn. At least it's over, and the overall effect is pink and sparkly.
Here they are as they're likely to be worn, in my favorite shoes.
In Summary:
Yarn: Fortissima Colori Disco sock yarn from Schoeller + Stahl in color 5 (71% superwash wool, 26% polyamide, and 3% "poliestere metallised" - 450 yd) 1 skein
Needles: Size 1 dpn
Pattern: Plain stockinette with k1 sl1 heel flap
Time: Longer than it should have - maybe two weeks if I omit the abandoned section
Cost: $18 ish
Worfy inspected the camera for me to make sure it was working.

7 comments:

Tammy said...

I think they are pretty, especially with your white shoes.

Kerry said...

I love them!!! Now I'm going to have to find some sparkly pink yarn. :-)

Amanda said...

I think these socks turned out lovely! How many other people out there can say they have pink, sparklely, handknit socks? Not too many, my friend.

yvonnep said...

Perfect with those ballerinas - as we call those shoes in Holland. :-)

DK said...

I do like the final product! It was iffy there for a while, I know, but I think they turned out well.

Hi, Worfy!

robin said...

Nice socks - I like that yarn!

Speaking of foot fetish, my dermatologist volunteered that she has a foot fetish the other day and that her feet are her favorite part of her whole body. She looks very wholesome and conventional (tall, blonde, about my age) so it goes to show you never know about people's weird proclivities (unless they tell you - why???!!)

Pennie said...

Love the socks . . . enjoyed reading your blog too