Monday, December 03, 2007

Her complete pair my finished single.

Sock Update, Mrs. Twisted finished her second sock this last Sunday. One more pair of gifted socks and she is finished for this Christmas. She spent yesterday afternoon , Sunday night and tonight swatching and looking for the right pattern for the last niece. First it was color choice. Picture all of our sock yarn on the couch between us going one by one. Eighty six hanks, one at a time say to each other no, no, maybe, no, maybe on and on. The maybe pile was then gone through and it all falls back to what pattern. Well, she had swatched the yarn yesterday along with others just to see what spoke to her. At first glance she was not happy with the hand and though it would look better on size one needles. But the pattern swatch was uninspiring to her at first try. We selected Tofutsies in a pink colorway and she found a pattern in Socks, Socks, Socks called Gull Wings and now she is pressing full speed ahead. Wip pics soon. She had a real problem with making gift socks from some of the luxury yarns we have in our stash. Will they appreciate the socks like another knitter would? The Tofutsies feels really soft and it looks good so far on the second try.

The finished pair in My Small Wonders yarn



The top picture shows the pattern very well but in order to get the pattern you don't see the color in it's true hue.
The true color of the socks

The first completed pink sock. less than 3 weeks before She (my daughter) arrives for Christmas with the Twisteds.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting the first sock done. As I have never finished any socks, I applaud you!

    The pattern and color are wonderful.

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  2. Anonymous12:26 PM

    beautiful socks. I have noticed that somtimes the colors in a yarn are so dominant that the yarn doesn't do justice to the pattern, but you have chosen a good marriage of pattern and yarn where one enhances the other. I like that.
    -punkin

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  3. I love love love that yarn! Beautiful!

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  4. patuljica12:52 PM

    Beautiful socks, http://pletenje.blogger.ba

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  5. Oooo!
    Both the color and pattern is stunning.
    Very spiffy.

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