Monday, March 24, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Socks (A Week Late)

I knit as fast as my little fingers would let me, but I still didn't these socks finished by St. Patrick's Day. Silly school stuff - always getting in the way of perfectly good knitting time.

I finished these over the weekend, and I really like them. I'm loving the color! I've definitely been on a green kick in my personal life lately.

I can't wait to wear these socks! They feel really comfy when I model them.

(Don't you hate it that self-modeling sock pictures always make the model look like she has cankles?)

I had several comments (both in real life and on the blog) of people not thinking that these would fit around the wearer's ankles. Rest assured - they do. Honestly, I never really thought about it until so many people asked, but in pictures like this one, it really does look like there's an extremely small leg that's going to fit into the sock. However, the leg is made out of ribbing which stretches for eternity, so once you put it on, it fits perfectly!

Final Specs:
Pattern:
Oak Ribbed Sock, from Knitting Vintage Socks
Needles:
Size 1 dpn's
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici (Arugula), About $9
Time: 3 weeks total without a lot of non-knitting school time in there

10 comments:

Jen said...

Love the socks!

Amy said...

YAY! I'm glad you managed to finish these. They look fantastic.

mari said...

Very Cute. Love the green stripes.

Esoteric Knitter said...

yay for green socks! :)

Opal said...

Gorgeous socks! It's amazing how elastic ribbing is. :)

Donna said...

Amanda, Your socks are beautiful and look very good on your lovely legs! Love the colors too.

KSD said...

Oh, they look comfy! Like your feet would feel all minty fresh when you put them on!

Sarah said...

Aw, those are adorable! Too bad you couldn't have them for St. Patty's Day.
PS. The cankle thing is why I bought sock blockers. Talk to Lorna.

staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

great socks! I love the color combo and now I have a new word for my vocabulary--cankles. I hope NEVER to have those. ;^)

Cinnamonamon said...

Love those socks! I have that same yarn & colorway -- it's super soft! I saw hour Lent post...now I understand why you looked so wistful when you said you hadn't been to Rae's in a while! It was fun meeting you. :)