Monday, August 24, 2009

Socks, socks, uh.... socks!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! Yes, my sister has excellent yarn sense. Not only that, but she is a delight to knit for -- she really appreciates the love, time, and effort that goes into handknits. Just like me, she likes her socks colorful, which is also a plus.

I'm knitting her some bedsocks, and the first one is done. They are heelless, and they are quite long... on me, it's knee-high, on her, it'll probably be a bit shorter.


The yarn is Zauberball in Frische Fische. You can see the broken yarn and sudden color change near the ankle, but now that it's part of a larger sock, it looks OK.
These are socks for lying around the bed, flopping around the couch, and doing other things that cause a person to look at her feet every once in a while.


I've also finished some socks for me. These are tabi socks made out of Tofutsies. I liked it OK -- the wool/soy mix was certainly more comfortable to knit with in the heat than pure wool would have been. And the pattern was fun. Separate big toe! How cool is that?


And a shot of the toe socks in action. Check out those bling-covered flip flops. They're so tacky, they're awesome.

Project Details:
Pattern: Toe Jam, came with February Tofutsies sock club yarn
Yarn: Tofutsies, February sock yarn limited edition colorway
Needles: US #0
Comments: No modifications, knit as instructed. These were fun -- I enjoyed figuring out how not to knit two left feet! The directions just said to reverse shaping for other foot. I guess I got it right.

16 comments:

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Glory Be! That is bright and beautiful. I like the idea of tabi socks, but I don't know if I can go there. I think my feet would like them, but my tiny pea brain can't fathom the cold clothes and the hot clothes together. Yours are nice and squidgy squodgy looking.

Rebel said...

Purty socks! I just love the rainbow ones.

And those bling-o-riffic flip flops would fit right in here. =)

Gingerbread said...

These are the best because I just love bright colours, you are a quick worker as well. best wishes Julie.C

Bezzie said...

I don't think you will be able to sleep with those bed socks glowing in the dark!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh both very impressive socks! How does the separate toe feel on your foot?

Zonda said...

Those are wild socks! Great job on them! I love the Zauberball one too, great colors!

Rocky Moreno said...

I love the pattern name, TOE JAM, LOL! Pretty cool, I'll have to think about making a pair.

weezalana said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Great job on all the socks! Even if separate toes do kind freak me out a bit. ;)

Vanessa said...

Well the socks are alright...

but the FLIP FLOPS!! LOVE THEM!!

:) Just kidding, I am loving the pattern on the rainbow socks . I think this is the first time I have seen heelless socks in action, I kinda like it.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What fun socks, both of them!

Gingerbread said...

Hi, So glad you liked the little bees with the honey pot, you asked what did i make them with. I used metallic thread on size 3.50mm hook and made a chain. Thanks, Julie.C

knottygnome said...

wow great socks! love the rainbows.

Kate said...

Love both pairs of socks! The rainbow ones are so cheerful.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are both awesome socks!! Love the rainbow sock!! So pretty!

Larjmarj said...

Love love love those rainbow sox!! Also your tabi sox. Are they knit toe up or cuff down?

Are you on Ravelry yet? I keep looking for you from time to time.

Lisa said...

I love the color and the pattern of the rainbow socks. What a nice gift!