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auburnchick
05-24-2008, 10:24 PM
I am so happy...I've finally finished these socks! I made them for my daughter's teammate. She requested a pair of socks when she saw me knitting my Monkey Socks. I went through a crisis when the sock yarn I had selected didn't have enough yardage. So, I reconciled myself to using this skein of Tofutsies yarn, color #799. It's b-eautiful...perfect colors for Florida.

Here (http://www.soysilk.com/patterns/free.html) is a link to the free pattern. I used size 1 (2.50mm) needles...two circs (one 16" and one 24"). The different sized circs helped me keep my needles straight.

The only variation I made to the pattern was to continue the pattern down the top of the foot. I think that the SS foot pictured on the pattern instructions looks odd...hence my change. I knit six pattern repeats down the leg and six from the point where I picked up stitches down the top of the foot. The gal has BIG feet!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2502716115_f2f8750a2f.jpg


I had to try on the first sock when I finished, even though it's a little too big for me...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2503545500_a099829d4e.jpg


Here are the completed socks...horrible lighting but I'm out of town...you do the best you can.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2519979158_719224348b.jpg



Oh, and here's a picture of the slip stitch heel. The yarn looks totally different! Weird, huh?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/2502715723_85fe5563ed.jpg


Thanks for looking!!

:muah:

tilllie
05-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Nice job!!!!very cool pattern and socks

Knitting_Guy
05-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Wow those are very nice. Great job! :thumbsup:

MerigoldinWA
05-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Nice socks. The gal is lucky to find someone who can custom make her some big socks that will fit. :-)

Debkcs
05-25-2008, 01:37 AM
That pattern is wonderful, and the socks are so pretty. Are you going to order some more of that particular yarn?

WandaT
05-25-2008, 07:03 AM
Wow! They're beautiful! Love the change in stitch pattern down the front and that colorway is gorgeous!!

sue in canada
05-25-2008, 08:45 AM
They look great. Very pretty colours.

mwhite
05-25-2008, 09:02 AM
They look great. Very pretty colours. Ditto! They look very nice!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

Jaxhil
05-25-2008, 09:48 AM
Those are beautiful! She's a lucky girl!

The.Knitter
05-25-2008, 10:02 AM
Fantastic socks. You did a wonderful job. Pretty colourway. I really like those!

GiddyKnitter
05-25-2008, 11:09 AM
Wow I love them and that is my favourite kind of heel x

Knit4Fun
05-25-2008, 03:03 PM
Good job - love the colorway! :hug:

Puddinpop
05-25-2008, 03:20 PM
Beautiful colors and great job on the stitches. Love them.

rorygilmore
05-25-2008, 07:51 PM
Very pretty! I like how the heels turned out.

auburnchick
05-25-2008, 09:16 PM
That pattern is wonderful, and the socks are so pretty. Are you going to order some more of that particular yarn?


Thank you for all of the wonderful comments! :hug:

I will probably, at some point, order more yarn in this color, but for now, I'm content that it's been knit up.

I gave her the socks today. She was so cute. Someone must have told her that I was looking for her before the game, because when she got to the field, she came skipping toward me, a huge smile on her face.

I handed over the bag, and she unwrapped the socks, smiling in delight when she saw them. I am so glad I didn't bother blocking them. She cared not one iota.

After the game, I was talking to another parent when I felt a pair of arms go around me...without warning. Looking around, I figured out that the arms belonged to this gal. She hugged me and showed me her feet...proudly displaying the socks, feet in sneakers. She assured me that they fit, but I made her take off the shoes just to be sure. :teehee: She told me that she's going to wear them every day. I hope she washes them sometimes! :rofl:

Then, we went to another player's house for an end-of-the-season party, and some of the parents came up to me to tell me how this gal had walked up to them, sticking her leg in the air to show off her socks. She really, really likes them.

Anyhow, she likes them, making the work (and sacrifice of the beloved yarn) totally worth it.

Oh, and now one of my daughter's other teammates has requested a hat with a pom pom on top and thing-y's hanging down from the sides.

:passedout:

GirlChris
05-25-2008, 10:39 PM
I too love the colors and the pattern, great job. Now you are in for it and they are all going to want soemthing. How sweet that she was so tickled with them.

dustinac
05-27-2008, 08:30 AM
:inlove: so pretty...I love that yarn with that pattern and have it queued...I'm so glad she loved the socks :woot:

scout52
05-28-2008, 02:00 PM
gorgeuous sock!!! i love the pattern with that yarn!!

Karina
05-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Beautiful socks. I have one skein of tofutsies yarn might just have start a pair. Do they feel lovely and soft when knitted up.

auburnchick
05-28-2008, 06:35 PM
Oh yes...they are very soft! You'll enjoy your socks, that's for sure!

Slim
05-28-2008, 08:18 PM
Gorgeous socks! Love the colors. Thanks for posting a link to the pattern.

kellycat66
05-28-2008, 09:17 PM
So pretty!!! Anyone would love these. You are very talented!

Tutu Carol
05-28-2008, 09:42 PM
absolutely beautiful!

Ronda
05-29-2008, 07:13 AM
Those are GREAT socks! Love that pattern. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern and the photos!

feministmama
05-29-2008, 12:51 PM
Oh how pretty :inlove:

Shewhoknits
05-29-2008, 01:51 PM
great job Chick

mks22300
05-29-2008, 07:39 PM
They turned out great, I love the color! So glad the girl you knit them for loves them!

auburnchick
05-29-2008, 07:42 PM
Thanks all!!! Wow! Y'all know how to make someone feel good!

:grphug:

Here's a picture of her wearing the socks (this was the second day of her wearing them :teehee:)...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2246/2534416261_28e1ede733.jpg

jeanius80
05-29-2008, 07:56 PM
those are pretty socks!

Indygirl
05-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Such pretty socks!:thumbsup: I like that yarn too. I have some of it I need to get knitting on.
You did a great knitting job. It's so good to knit for someone that really appreciates it too.
Just think, if she wears them every day, soon she will wear them out and you will be knitting her another pair :lol: :knitting:
I am bookmarking this pattern also :wink:

auburnchick
05-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Just think, if she wears them every day, soon she will wear them out and you will be knitting her another pair :lol: :knitting:


:passedout:

Debkcs
05-30-2008, 03:08 AM
Indygirl, you are cruel! Nathalie has to get something knitted for herself one of these days. Better she should teach the girls to knit, then they don't have to ask her.
:cool:

Have you found another skein of yarn that you like as well for yourself?

auburnchick
05-30-2008, 10:16 AM
Indygirl, you are cruel! Nathalie has to get something knitted for herself one of these days. Better she should teach the girls to knit, then they don't have to ask her.
:cool:

Have you found another skein of yarn that you like as well for yourself?

:roflhard:

It's nice to see that someone is looking out for me. :muah:

I actually bought some very nice malabrigo, and I have some that a fellow KH'er sent me a few weeks ago. I'll make myself a lovely scarf out of that...I wouldn't dare give away Mmmmm to a teen. They wouldn't appreciate it. :thumbsup: