Friday, August 29, 2008

i *heart* socks.

As if you didn't know it already.


Socks almost always flatter.
You never have to worry if they are hiding a bulge or a sag.
They typically don't accentuate a feature you try really hard to keep from daylight.
It's not of importance whether the color you selected is complementary to your skin tone.
Shouldn't you love socks, too?


The yarn is hand-dyed by Sarah, the [fabulous] Plucky Knitter. But don't expect you can rush right over and ask her to dye you up a skein, for this particular beauty was only dyed for Plucky Classics (of course, you could try to get into the next go-round). Hitchcock is her new muse, and this colorway, Madeliene Elster, was inspired by "Vertigo".
To remind me I'm not perfect, there are two mistakes, both in the same sock. 1. I forgot to twist a cable on the leg; 2. and maybe more distressing of the two: I knit the cuff a half inch longer on one sock! Yikes. Thank goodness they'll be covered by pants.


The pattern is the Baby Cable Rib (rav link) by Charlene Schurch. I don't like the Schurch toes, though, so I went with the toe from Charade (rav link, too), another lovely pattern featuring a nice, wide toe. I've knit a few pairs of Charades before -- and loved them, but it was Amanda's comment from a previous post that reminded me of the great shape again.
Love.

15 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I still haven't knit socks for myself. This post though is telling me that I need to get a move on and knit some up. Those socks look great and very cozy.

Philigry said...

beautiful. why am I afraid of socks? I am dying to knit a matching pair for me and my daughter, but I am a bit nervous. Are they hard?

wishiwerebuffy said...

I heart socks too. And those socks are fabulous.

peaknits said...

I love this pattern - and Sarah outdid herself with this pretty colorway! It's perfection (the colorway+the pattern)!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Its such a pretty match of pattern and colorway! Fabulous socks!

kim said...

Well, really, what's not to love about socks? I just can never bring myself to wear mine! They are lovely, as is the color.

Alison Boon said...

If only there was only one of them, then I could do it.

a friend to knit with said...

lovely lovely socks. i have said it before, but this really is my favorite pattern. simple. yet not plain.
really really great, m!

Kate said...

I love these! Definitely going into my queue. The yarn perfectly shows off the little cables.

And I agree with you...I heart socks too. :)

Sandy said...

What's not to love? You have single handedly inspired me to keep trying to knit socks. I just hate having to knit the second one.

t does wool said...

now,you know,I started a pair on vacation-plain ones,just plain ones,but they are socks...yours are beautiful!

Ruth said...

The yarn is such a pretty color! Your socks are great. I love that Baby Cable Rib pattern---just recently finished a pair for myself.

Hilary said...

I definitely *heart* your socks!!

Dave said...

These socks are gorgeous, and what a great colour! Can't go wrong with Plucky. :-)

tiennie said...

It's so very pretty!!!