Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Horcrux Socks and The Usurpers

And now for the prerequisite unflattering shot of my calves. My Horcrux socks are done, and I'm very happy with them, even though they are a bit difficult to photograph. This shot shows off the colors. On the whole, there are more pinks and green-ish hues involved, but these socks are eye-gougingly bright.


Without flash, the pattern is much more visible. The socks are Horcrux Socks because the zigzag lace is reminiscent of the famous Harry Potter scar. I loved knitting this pattern, even though the ribbing took forever. Really, what is it about ribbing? It just keeps going and going and going...


Details:
Pattern: Horcrux Socks - another one from the Six Socks Knitalong on Yahoo.groups. You have to be a member to access the pattern, but knitting six pairs of socks in one year is fun.
Needles: US0 Addi Turbo, using Magic Loop
Yarn: One of Ms. Mixie Riot's Yarn Oddities
Pattern Mods: OK, there were two. I added 10 rows of ribbing to the second section because I wanted the shaft of this sock to be longer. With my skinny ankles, the pattern would have been downright invisible if I had placed it any lower. To make the heel sturdier, I slipped every other stitch on the knit rows for the heel flap.

I'm currently working on Fetching fingerless gloves. Technically, they're a quick knit, and I should be done with them. Unfortunately, my chair has been usurped.


They're so cute, I can't just dislodge them!

17 comments:

Rebel said...

LOL. Honey they usurped you the moment you let them into the house! They are getting so big!!!

weezalana said...

Great job on the Horcruz socks! And yay for bright, blinding colors! :)

weezalana said...

Er, HorcruX. HorcruZ was the half-diagonal scar found on Harry's lesser know brother Joebob.

sharon said...

I'm with rebel on letting the kittys in the house!!!
I have to get me some fetchings made yet. Or redo the ones that are done and unloved!

Zonda said...

Hehe..you got usurped by kitties!

Nice looking socks!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

oh yeah, they aren't giving you your seat back. nope.

The socks look fabulous!! Great job!!

chemgrrl said...

Cute socks!

The kitties ARE getting big! I've learned to be (somewhat) immune to the ursurping. I usually wedge myself in next to offending kitties, and they tend to scootch over. Sometimes.

sgeddes said...

Cute all around! The kitties and the socks! Great job on those socks and it looks like you will have to find another chair.

bradyphrenia said...

nice socks! probably too much ribbing for me to ever tackle them, but i will admire yours from afar.

Bobbi said...

I love the colors and those horcrux socks! perfect choice!

Abril said...

Nice socks! I'm almost ready for my 2nd pair. It's getting cold here and I just realized (silly me) that hand knit socks are much warmer than regular socks!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

What a great pair of orange Horcrux socks! I hear you about that ribbing. I guess cause there's nothing to look forward to once the lightnening bolt section is done.

Nothing like your cats/kids taking over your favorite spot.

Maureen said...

oooo! Those socks look great! What fun colorway you chose for them too! I loved working this pattern!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Yes, the kitty people are expanding in size girth and territory.

Spoiling said...

Those kitties need spoiling too!

fleegle said...

Your socks are lovely, dear. Looks like the Knitting Fairy smiled on you this time~

Dipsy Doodle said...

Awww, your little furry ones are just the cutest! They look so innocent sitting there - well, we know they're not always that innocent, are they? ;)
And I just love your socks, the perfect colorway for the pattern as I see it - fantastic job!