Saturday, January 23, 2010

Socks of Shame #11

Just down from the clothesline and on my feet: Fox Faces Socks by Nancy Bush worked in String Theory Caper Sock, colorway Bee's Knees – formerly Sock of Shame #11! The first sock was finished September 2009, the second sock was finished yesterday evening.

Fox Faces Socks

These socks truly are the bee's knees. Ordinarily I don't care for yellow socks, but this is another inspired pairing of pattern and yarn, if I do say so myself. I'd happily use this soft, luxurious yarn again. It's subtly mottled, dense and not as sproingy as some, and feels fabulous when worn. And I'd happily knit this superb pattern again, the September SKA mystery pattern. I love the vikkel cuff, lace rib (which compensates nicely for lack of sproing in the yarn), and birdseye heel. The only modification I made was to the toe. I knit the fancy toe in the pattern...

Fancy toe

... but it proved to be uncomfortable on my Frankenfeet, so I frogged back and worked my usual round toe.

Three clothespins

Three empty clothespins! I daresay this calls for cake. Given the frequency and severity of cake fail roundabout Exit 151, that's no small matter.




~RaenWa~ said...

Every occasion calls for cake lol. I like the pattern you sure are knocking out finishing socks. Can't wait to see the next pair. I like the shoes too.

Bezzie said...

Wow, I could have sworn it was more than three pins--you're flying through these!

astoriaAnn said...

These are my favorites so far -- I voted for them actually! And I love yellow socks. (And chocolate cake too!)

craftivore said...

The cake is so good looking, I'm drooling. Love the socks, I really want a pair of yellow socks.

Jessica said...

Definitely cake worthy!