mánudagur, ágúst 29, 2005

Dear Sockpal...

I am a deadline person. [tap, tap on my own shoulder] Just in time for the last Tuesday update I finished the Lopi socks.
A picture is worth a thousand words... Really?

Finished Sockapal-2-za sock: the Lopi sock

This is so not true!!!
Since the first picture looks really scary I decided to have the socks modeled.

Modeled Sockapal-2-za sock
Hmm.. not much better.
However... Dear Sockpal! Forget about silly platitudes. I can assure you that in contrast to what you see here, your socks have the shape of real socks. And even better: they fit your given measurements.
The following will not be thousand words but a few to explain this sock situation.
This norwegian yarn is 100% merino in comfortable superwash quality and very, v-e-r-y soft; a real treat for your feet. [if interested in this yarn check out colours of "Lanett superwash" from Sandnes. This is great yarn for baby knits and soft socks]
The fair isle knitting in the toe area enhances exactly the danger zone that kind of mysteriously vanishes after a while if I wear socks. If I am very lucky, my sockpal works walks the same way. Plus, it works like a antishock pad, at least for the first couple of times wearing them.
To balance the solid toe I went for a slip stitch heel. In result you'll find a cushion there as well. These socks certainly enable the wearer to master a walk in delicate hiking boots as well as to protect sensitive walking gear on a pitch-dark baresock-footed obstacle walk through LEGO blocks. At least I do hope so.

There is one thing though. The toe design made it necessary to decrease stitches rather early. I tried it out (as seen in the biggest swatch ever) and even though I wear a [cough] slightly bigger size, it worked for my toe. However, in case the receiver, that is you, dear Sockpal, appears to have feet no way nearly congruent with mine, here's the Sockapla-2-za satisfaction guarantee. In a worst case scenario I offer to
a) try everything possible to try to change the sizing or
b) knit another pair in traditional shaping.

Woohoo.. This all sounds like I made socks for people with only three toes. I guess it's all because I'm so nervous about giving my babies away. You all know this feeling...
I have to let go, let go... everything will be fine...

18 ummæli:

alison sagði...

They look awesome! I love the patterning and on the TOE too, how cool! Great job. :)

Donna sagði...

I think these might be my favorite Sockapal2za socks - you've inspired me to try something like this with my own Lopi pattern books!

Jenn sagði...

OOOO I wish I was your sock pal. They are BEAUTIFUL!

Wanda sagði...

The socks are beautiful. Can I be your secret sock pal?

P.S. I meant to say that the anklets are very cute and I love the striping of the yarn.

Rachel sagði...

Wow, those socks are amazing. Your sock pal is really lucky!

savannahchik sagði...

They are GORGEOUS! I was tempted to do a 2 color sock for my sock pal but I was nervous it wouldn't come out right. Yours are beautiful though.

Did you follow a pattern or is this your own?

jacqueline sagði...

they are absolutely amazing! i wish i had the patience to tackle something like that. just gorgeous.

jillz sagði...

Gorgeous! I bet everyone is hoping that they are your Sock Pal!

Ruth sagði...

Those are really gorgeous ... great job!

Fiber Fetish sagði...

Those are gorgeous!

Jessica sagði...

What fabulous socks! Nicely done. I hope I'm you're pal. :)

Leanne sagði...

Thank you for stopping by. These are wonderful socks, your pal is really lucky!

neko_loco sagði...

Oh wow, those are some of the most beautiful socks I have ever seen, ever! I could picture wearing them proudly all over town, I would by some Birkenstocks just for wearing those socks! What a lucky pal you have, that's some good sock karma for you too. :)

Please share the pattern, I think we're all waiting with bated breath.

katie sagði...

So pretty! I am facinated by colorwork in socks. Maybe they are for me...

Renee sagði...

They are stunning! I think we all hope we're your pal.

eastern white sagði...

what a gorgeous pair of socks!! and the pictures are so cute

Cassie sagði...

What great socks. Great idea to do colorwork to reinforce the toes. And they're oh-so-very Icelandic looking!

sue sagði...

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