Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Finished: Embossed Leaves Socks

Yes, dearies, you read that title correctly. The uncouth philistine who brought you the Single Sock Liberation Movement all those months ago has finished a pair. A PAIR. Wow, I can actually wear the socks I've knit! And match! How crazy is that!

The real question is, how could I not finish these?? I was quite smitten with the first sock; the pattern and yarn color was just such a happy marriage that I had to have the mate!

Finished: Embossed Leaves Socks
Pattern: Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks, designed by Mona Schmidt
Fiber: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight in Olivenite
Size: women's foot
Needles: size 1.5 Knitpicks circular needle
Date Started: November 2007
Date Completed: January 2008
Notes: I really, really love this pattern. The pattern repeats are simple and painless, but the resultant leaf motif is awesome. This pattern is what they call a whole lotta bang for your buck! I will definitely knit more Embossed Leaves someday.

So, there you have it. I'm off to a good start on my resolution to knit mates for at least these 12 single socks. One down, eleven to go. Though, I do have a secret that some of you know: I've actually gotten another mate finished. Expect a full report on that sock very, very soon. Look at me, I'm a finisher!

Preliminary exams update: first exam was moved to this Monday, since the original scheduled time conflicted with the course I am TAing this spring. Thus, the cramming continues for another few days before the real fun starts... Life! I want my life back!

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Blogger maitai said...

so pretty! i love that pattern!

2:54 PM  
Blogger TinkingBell said...

Those just look so gorgeous - I must knit some (maybe after the 6 kits waiting for me!)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Those are some great socks. Congrats on finally making a match. :)

3:05 PM  
Anonymous barefoot rooster said...

beautiful. love the colorway!

3:05 PM  
Blogger the daily purl said...

A gorgeous pair!

3:05 PM  
Blogger knit, crochet, stitch, stick said...

They are REALLY nice, the colour fits the pattern perfectly too.

Well done... part one of your mission acomplished.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Those socks are completely beautiful and inspire sock envy. Every time I see this pattern, I vow I'm going to make a pair, and then I don't...

Good luck with finals!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Kaet said...

these socks are so so pretty! your feet must be so happy in them! i think you will inspire a lot of awe and envy when you wear them out and about.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Those are super! Definitely a perfect match with the yarn and pattern. Wear them proudly.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Congrats on coupling up the pair!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Best of luck on those prelims!!!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Well, damn those look gorgeous! Mine pale by comparison, to the point I am almost glad I gave them to my mom. The pattern really pops with that yarn . . . so pretty! Can't wait to see the other 11!

5:01 PM  
Blogger kris said...

eek! a PAIR of socks! that is totally unheard of ;-)

they are absolutely beautiful. such a pretty yarn and as you say, a perfect match for the pattern.

5:01 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Fantastic, such a great pattern...

5:05 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

fantastic! still such a great pattern :) it never gets old.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Ibunnysavetroy said...

wow, love that color. and that heel looks great. i was thinking about knitting these but didn't because i don't like gussets, but i think i might knit them now!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

Beautiful! But I see that pattern and think "ooh, those would look great in grey." I may need a 12-step program to wean me away from winter colors.

Also: good luck with those exams. Just think of all the relaxing you can do when you emerge on the other side of Monday.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous karin said...

Gorgeous! I've seen a lot of that pattern that never really did it for me, but those are stunning. I'm rethinking my stance on them now :)

6:45 PM  
Anonymous KnittinginPink said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colorway, now I'm even happier that I've got the same in the stash! : )

6:54 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

as I said on flickr: they're gorgeous! congrats on finishing a whole pair! :) I can't wait to knit those!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very pretty! Excellent match up of yarn and pattern.

Good luck on the prelim!

7:21 PM  
Anonymous carolyn said...

yay! they're awesome!

7:52 PM  
Blogger whitney said...

Beautiful, beautiful socks. I love them in that colorway.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

beautiful leaves ya got there! I am half way done with sock #2. It is such a great pattern. This is actually my second pair. I gave the first ones away. I might even make more in the future. I love the colorway you made them in. YUM!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

congrats on the pair! Embossed Leaves really is a delightful pattern. Good luck on Monday! I'll think of you while I get a facial on my first day of unemployment. . . Ah . . .

9:53 PM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Congratulations! Those are some damn fine socks!

12:28 AM  
Blogger S t a c i said...

The socks are so nice. Gorgeous photos, too.

S t a c i

8:18 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

those are beautiful! look at you wearing matching socks! never thought I'd see the day!

8:29 AM  
Blogger nova said...

I really like this pattern, I especially like it in yellow. I think it wouls look good in orange too, and brown. A pair of socks, what has the world come to?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Wannabe said...

OMG! These are GORGEOUS! I love when people make embossed leaves with a yarn that isn't your typical green.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Lovely! And I love a semi-solid -- these look buttery. Mmm, butter...

11:28 AM  
Anonymous suzanne said...

Just beautiful! I am in awe!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations on some fabulous socks! Wear them to the exam for good luck?

1:13 PM  
Blogger joko said...

those socks are beautiful and i love the colour!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

They look great!

Ah yes. Socks traditionally come in pairs don't they? I have quite a few singles myself.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

i have sock envy! these are great!

7:20 PM  
Blogger E to the M said...

You know I have one fo these from the SSS. I need to get on it.

Hey, thanks for the blog-y inspiration. I've given you a "You Make My Day Award."


1:55 PM  
Blogger Lazuli said...

What beautiful socks! The pattern and the yarn really go well together.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Marlena said...

Beautiful! I've had these in my queue for so long, I forgot about them! Thanks for the reminder.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Don't think I'm the first person to post one of these odd comments here, but you made my day - see the second half of this blog post for details.

8:14 AM  
Blogger jennie said...

Seriously? They're beautiful. Congrats on yet another pair completed.

And, although I'm far from the first, I just wanted to let you know that "you make my day." Thanks much wonderful blogging and general inspiration.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Taj said...

They are wonderful! I love the leaf pattern and the colour you chose to do them in. Great socks!

Good luck with your exam too

2:50 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

these are so pretty~ beautiful work!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Specs said...

P.S. I just gave you an "you make my day" award over at the 'ol blog. :)

8:17 PM  
Blogger smelk-o-matic said...

I just finished one of these (a single of course) using some semi-solid red Jitterbug...LOVE!


3:04 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

What a pretty pair of socks. Yay for a pair!

9:35 PM  

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