Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sock #3

Dear Mom,
At this point I am wondering if the true challenge is not in getting the socks done, but in taking an interesting variety of pictures of them.
Sock #3 is Koigu yarn. The yarn label is lost and I can't tell anyone what the color is. I did a mock cable to spice up the boring bit of k2p2 ribbing, It was still boring. Seems I don't like ribbing much, no matter what I do to try to make it exciting. The leg of this sock is only as long as I could stand to keep at it, and only long enough not to be an anklet. This one may end up with a fraternal twin (same yarn, different pattern), I don't know if I have it in me to do another ribbing marathon.



Anonymous said...

The cable is pretty. I guess we didn't consider mountains of ribbing or foot surgery when we came up with our goals. I am going to abort my sweater and finish a felted sock so that I can stand true to my resolution. Hope you had fun today.

Carol L. said...

I like your idea for interesting photo shoots. But, your socks are NOT boring and they don't really need an interesting back drop. I like the cable in the ribbing.

Bonnie Jo said...

I like those socks! They may have been boring for you to make, but they don't LOOK boring to me!! :) I'd be happy to take 'em off your, um...the PAIR of 'em I mean.

Anonymous said...

Hope you've brought it inside! Pouring rain here.

Sock is definitely a keeper. Get started on its twin.

Rainy Daisy said...

Socks are tricky things. Sometimes boring, rarely nice to photograph...but so blasted handy, and way comfier than regular old store-bought socks, yes? And frankly, I like socks as a nice mindless knit, but it's like trying to subsist entirely on bran flakes. It can't, and shouldn't be done.