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auburnchick
06-21-2009, 06:36 PM
I just finished my Leyburn Socks (free pattern found here (http://pepperknit.com/blog/archives/344)).

I had been eager to use the Rio de la Plata, color SP04, that I bought the weekend of Mother's Day...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3517862421_bd18de6107.jpg

A word about the yarn. This was one skein of yarn that I wound into two separate balls. My original intent had been to knit them two-at-a-time. I wound up doing them separately using Magic Loop. But, when I finished, I realized that they look like they were made from different colors!! It's very strange and not at all pleasing to me.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3647726965_9a2741f239.jpg

Oh well. I'll still wear them. One thing's for sure...nobody else will have a pair like them!

Quickie stats: I began this project on June 6 and completed it today, June 21. I used 80g of yarn on size 1 1/2 needles. I completed 11 pattern repeats from the heel up.

And now, more pictures!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3316/3647727373_266b14b9f0.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3549/3648533374_017ef4e4cb.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3647731915_96ca20ed7a.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3647731121_3a0192608c.jpg

linknit41
06-21-2009, 07:54 PM
wow! lovely socks! i really like making socks with self-striping or variegated yarn for the very reason that they don't usually come out perfectly matched. they are truly *one of a kind*. linknit41

lulubell
06-21-2009, 08:01 PM
They are really cool.

debminerva
06-21-2009, 08:41 PM
I really LOVE those socks. I love the pattern and the colors. I think you did a great job! And your sock modeling - very high fashion, very editorial (as Tyra Banks would say).

dejamo85
06-21-2009, 10:58 PM
Those are some of the prettiest socks! :cheering: I love the yarn, it looks heavenly. Beautifully knit and amazing modeling. You should go into foot modeling!!!

TEMA
06-22-2009, 12:25 AM
These are just stunning! :thumbsup:
Love the pattern so much and the colours as well.
TEMA:woohoo:

wezyus
06-22-2009, 12:32 AM
Really nice n beautiful...i will try this pattern some time

margz3
06-22-2009, 09:40 AM
I really like them Nathalie! Thanks for posting the link :)

WandaT
06-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Beautiful!! Love the pattern and the colorway!

auburnchick
06-22-2009, 02:36 PM
You guys are so sweet...and funny too!

My son took the pictures, so I figured we'd go for as many as possible and hope for the best. He did a wonderful job!

MoniDew
06-22-2009, 03:53 PM
FABULOUS!

stitch626
06-22-2009, 04:29 PM
These socks are awesome!

mks22300
06-22-2009, 08:15 PM
What a pretty pattern! Great job Nathalie!!

gotta knit
06-22-2009, 08:32 PM
I love the pattern, they look great!

Doublereeder2
06-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Beautiful knitting!!!:yay: :yay: :yay:

bambi
06-23-2009, 10:59 PM
Nathalie, those are great socks! Have you considered a second career as a foot model?

Bambi

auburnchick
06-24-2009, 12:08 AM
Nathalie, those are great socks! Have you considered a second career as a foot model?

Bambi

Oh, my feet are UGLY! I had fun posing in the socks though!

:teehee:

ArtLady1981
06-24-2009, 02:46 PM
I bought some variegated dk sock yarn a few years ago...abut 17 skeins of it in fact...Atacama Araucanian...I guess kettle dyed or hand dyed...anyway...when I finally got all 17 "identical" hanks wound up into 'cakes'...I could clearly see that I had 4 different colorways...all the same color number mind you...and maybe the same dyelot...but BOY O BOY...the 4 'batches' were all so different in intensity, and some had more rust, some had more gold, some had more grey...I just bagged it. Made some hats for DH, and still have a bunch of it. It might do for socks...but...I think I could also have two socks that are slightly different like yours.

BTW, I think your socks are MAGNIFICENT! Thanks for modeling for us!!!!

Lieuvena
06-24-2009, 05:53 PM
:inlove: Beautiful!

Dimpledapple
06-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Those socks are lovely!! I agree on the modeling idea :thumbsup: