Thursday, July 05, 2007

My sock pal has a sock!

Okay, sure, so maybe it's just one sock, but one is better than none, right?

And look: it's a pretty sock! I'm happy with the way it turned out. I had some trouble knitting this sock... for one, the yarn I'm using is very fine, and, well, I really dislike knitting with fine yarn. I always feel like I can't keep the stitches at an even gauge. I almost ditched it for another pattern (again!) but then I decided to stick with it. And... I'm glad I did. It's a nice sock. I did modify the pattern a bit... I only did the lace panel on the front and left the back in plain stockinette. I just really loved how the subtle variegated stripes looked on the bottom of the foot that I wanted to continue it up the back leg.

And my sock pal suggested lacy socks, and, while this pattern isn't the laciest ever, I think there's just enough of a lacy look to suit my sock pal just fine. {And let's not mention to my sock pal that I squeezed my size 9 feet into her dainty little size 71/2 sock.}

And you know me, I'll have that second sock done in no time flat, what with me having the reputation for being such a monogamous knitter. I mean, if there's one thing I endorse it's finishing what you start. One project at a time. I'd never fall prey to Second Sock Syndrome. Not me.

Oh, and I'm not a sarcastic person, ever. Nope. Never, not at all.

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Blogger bockstark.knits said...

oh what pretty colors!!! your sock pal will be so happy, if you ever get around to finishing that second sock! ;) i love the shot with the three socks, gorgeous!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful sock for your sock pal! I'm sure you'll get the second sock knit as it is for your pal.

I've left a few single socks lately because I have gift socks to knit. It's very important to give wool knit socks during July here in the Central Valley of California; the evening temps often fall into the 70s from the 100+ highs during the day. Toes could get chilly. No SSS here.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

That pink is heaven. I love it!

Second sock, is no match to you. You can do it!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

I love the socks! yum. lucky sock pal. ;)

and heh heh heh at the lack of sarcasm. ;)

12:56 PM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

At last . . . someone else who isn't all the way done with their sock pal socks! I just turned the heel of my first sock today and was feeling a little miffed as everyone (including my sister) seems to be finished.

If I didn't know any better, I might guess that you were my pal (pink and lacey) but the mere comment of a "dainty" foot makes me weep! Size 9.5 right here!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

that came out really pretty - i like that you only did the lace on the front.

i usually squeeze my size 9.5 tootsies into my sisters size 7 socks...then I wash and block them to get the stretched parts out... :)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

You're a sock ahead of me! I haven't even started my SP socks, but hey, I've got a month, right?

P.S. Taking R out for dinner tonight for his birthday. Any places in Philly you'd recommend? We've considered Farmica, but we're worried it would be packed. And if you don't get a chance to respond before this evening, no worries.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Good move with keeping the back of the sock in stockinette - those stripes are too cute to be demoted into a lace pattern!

1:53 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

The sock turned out awesome!!Good job! And good luck on the 2nd sock syndrome - not that that ever happens.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

I still only have half a sock. But that's is okay, right? Pretty sock, but the way.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

your sock turned out lovely! great job!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Second sock syndrome? What's that? Not that I'd know....I've never not knit a second sock. It's not like I have a sock that I knit 6 years ago still waiting for a mate or anything. Nope. Not me either. Definitly not.

3:37 PM  
Blogger knitseashore said...

Too funny. That sock is so pretty that I'm sure you'll want to knit the second one right away!!

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Nora said...

There is no such thing as SSS - those mates will be knit!

4:58 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

How funny, earlier today I was thinking about doing the back of a sock in stockinette rather than mess about with the lace all the way around, but I played it safe. Now I wish I hadn't as your sock is an awesome prototype of exactly what I wanted!!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

That sock is gorgeous! I really love the way you have the back in stockinette.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

I love how the pattern extends all the way through the cuff -- no ribbing to interrupt the flow. I may NEED a pair of rococco socks.

you have one lucky SP.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

So pretty! Once you start the mates for your single socks, you'll have a series of fast fos!

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew it would come out beautifully. I love it! Just the right amount of lace.
I am a single project knitter too, i never procrastinate and always get things done on time too. I am never sarcastic either. Nope. ;0)
Good luck!!!!!!

5:36 AM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

What they said!!!! :o)

10:12 AM  
Blogger annmarie said...

Wow, that's just eye-poppingly pretty! :) And I think it's a great idea to have the lace motif running down the front of the sock only. It really sets it off.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

All the socks you've got going are so pretty!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous whitney said...

Your sockpal sock looks fantastic! And I certainly can't make fun of the multitude of socks, given what's going on sock-wise over in my neck of the woods. Second Sock Syndrome, Schmeckond Sock Syndrome, that's what I say!

But ooh, ooh, do I spot a certain sock in the corner of that picture?

8:27 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

It's very pretty! Lovely colour and I can see why you made it only up the front of the leg. Gorgeous shades on the others too, btw..

10:43 PM  
Blogger schrödinger said...

pretty, happy sock - I'm sure your sockpal will love the sock, esp. when it becomes 2 socks.

10:44 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

Yeah, I guess the stockinette looks okay. But it's not like it sets off the gorgeous cuff and turns a pattern I'd pretty much overlooked into a whole new gorgeous creature that I suddenly want to knit, or anything. Also, I for one *never* have trouble knitting the second sock. And I definitely don't have 4 abandoned first socks languishing half-forgotten in a drawer. :)

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

I love how colorful all those socks-in-progress are. Delightful to look at!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

I think you'll have a pretty happy sock pal!! I've used the stockinette up the back on a few socks lately and I think it helps stabilize when the main pattern is lacy. AND you can see stripeyness!

8:36 AM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

The sock looks wonderful! I like the bright pink you used!

Ohh, I like all the single socks you've got going there! It all looks wonderful!

3:50 PM  
Blogger gray la gran said...

indeed! it is a pretty sock :) and, so are the other orphans in the making ;)
i think i spot a mari(blue) socken too.

8:15 PM  

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