Monday, June 18, 2007

Red Number 1: Her Progress Thus Far

'Red' is for my sockapalooza pal and I am quite pleased thus far on the progress. The pattern is 'Uptown Boot' Socks from the Favorite Socks book by Interweave Knits. The yarn is Lorna's Lace in Red Rover. My pal likes jewel tones and red and purple are two of her favorite so I thought this color would fulfill all possibilities - what do you think? After this picture was taken I turned the heel (not my favorite - but it looks ok - Ann Budd's 'Undulating Rib Socks' have a cleaner turned heel I think) and picked up the gusset stitches. I am headed in the right direction and time frame for finishing up for my August 2nd send off. The cable pattern is subtle, but intriguing and I think it flows very nicely with these colors. I do hope my pal will like it.

This may seem like it was easy to achieve, but getting this sucker on was a pain. The last time I did this I broke a needle so I was extra careful this time. Wanted to get an action shot of sorts!

10 comments:

Bertha said...

I think that is the perfect yarn for your pal! They are looking beautiful, nice job!

Channon said...

What a great sock! Sadly, I know I'm not your pal... Tall sock, purple... sigh. However, I'm positive your pal will be delighted with your lovely work!

Friender said...

Impressive!

She'saCraftyOne said...

It's beautiful...she'll love them!

Michelle said...

Too bad they aren't for you.. they match your tatoo! :-)

JenW!~ said...

Wow thats some sock. I'm sure your pal will love it.

Melissa said...

Way cool!

lucy said...

Are those bamboo needles you're using? I want to try some sock knitting and maybe wooden needles would change my opinion about knitting on DP needles... Nice sock!

Amy said...

Hi! I found your blog via Chan and Anne.

Just wanted to say that those socks are gorgeous! Your pal is bound to love them!

Ingrid said...

hi, i love your sock and thanks for visiting my blog. keep on knitting, Ingrid