Monday, July 31, 2006

Sockapaloooza Angels Away

The houseguests have come and gone. Here's some eye candy while I set the house to rights.

Last week, Pam's Sockapaloooza angel socks went on their last trek with me – to the post office to jump in the mail. I neglected to take a side-by-side photo of the finished anklets, but here's a photo showing the front of the leg and top of the foot on one sock and the back of the leg and sole of the foot on the other, which shows off the self-striping yarn in lace pattern and plain stockinette stitch.

Pam's Sockapaloooza angel socks

While some Trekking colorways are an endless surprise, this one (#129) had reasonably regular repeats, so the socks are close (but not exactly identical) twins. And like the Queen of the Jungle Stripe socks, this pair has mirror-image symmetry, because handknitters can.

Socks have mirror-image symmetry

As an additional refinement, they have star toes, a logical finish for the stitch pattern, #6 in Knitting Lace by Susanna E. Lewis. The toes are also mirror images, natch.

Star toes have mirror-image symmetry, too

It was great fun to knit up these anklets for Pam – plus they had a few excellent Trek-along adventures (see July 5, June 20, and June 14). I hope they prove a good fit and she gets lots of enjoyment wearing them!

4 comments:

keri said...

They are so pretty, I love the lacey pattern and matching stripes!

MissyJoon said...

I knitted anklets in this colourway, too--yours are terrific! Forgive me for asking, but what pattern are your jungle stripe socks?

Lisa said...

Hi Ina. Love the anklets.

Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts. I absolutely love the tomato and the colors of the roving are beautiful. The candy is on my desk at work and the drink mix is waiting for a hot day to enjoy it (I think we'll have one or more this week). Thank you so much for thinking of me. Stay cool!

Pam said...

Got the socks!!! Thank you so much. I am just thrilled. The colors are wonderful, and they fit great. Sorry I don't have a camera to show you. My husband is happy, too. We have been married almost two years now, but he is still getting used to this craft stuff. As far as the socks not being twins--they look perfect to me. I am a twin and have twin daughters, one who is marrying a twin next weekend, and twins are never truly identical. Thank you, Ina, for all of your hard work on Sockapalooza. And thank you, too, for the New Jersey Shore candies--I can almost hear Bruce when I eat one!