Friday, August 5, 2011

More Socks!

Maybe you've noticed, but I'll confess if you haven't: I have no idea how to photograph socks. Today's pictures are sub-par too, so please forgive me. I may have to start enlisting John as designated sock photographer. Without further ado:

Fomalhaut


PatternTDTU Vanilla Sock
YarnHoliday Yarns Jennifer's Flocksock Sock Yarn
Needles: US 1
Project page


As I mentioned yesterday, I got this yarn in a sock club package. The package included beads and a pattern for the yarn. It's a beautiful pattern. I really liked knitting it, but when I tried it on, it just wasn't me. I frogged it and went with a plain stockinette sock. I decided to use up every yard of it, and I did! I randomly placed the beads to look like star bursts or something. I like it! The beads are supposed to go on the outer leg (as pictured), but as it happens, the right sock fits my left foot better and vice versa.

The pattern is pretty good. It goes on feel more than measurement, but it's not hard by any means. I'm not crazy about the toe-up heel flap. It doesn't look very tidy. I love toe-up socks and I like the look of heel flaps. There must be a way to do a top-down heel flap on a toe-up sock. I do like short-row heels (but definitely not boomerang heels!), so I can't complain too much.

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10 comments:

  1. i really like your socks! such a pretty color too, great work! :)

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  2. I love the way the yarn has knitted up! The stripes and the beads look great! I think your photos are lovely too!

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  3. Heh, love your cute little "bashful" modeling pose. Great work with your long socks!

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  4. The socks look awesome (I have the same difficulties with photographing mine!) and I love the beads!
    I really like how the striping worked out with the yarn. :)

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  5. Very nice looking socks! I have sock blockers for the purposes of photography; very handy!

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  6. socks are ridiculously hard to photograph, especially if you're both the model and the photographer... i have never seen a top-down heel flap on a toe-up sock. my mind was pretty blown the first time i saw a gusset on a toe-up sock, though...

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  7. I just found your blog and I am definitely digging it! Thanks for the sock pics (you take good sock pics, so don't worry). Can't wait for your next post. Looking forward to following you!

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  8. ooh! ooh! lookie what i found: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toe-ups-for-all! it appears to be a pattern with a top-down heel flap & gusset combo on a toe-up sock!!!! i just saw it and thought of you!

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  9. Sweeeeeeeeet! Thanks so much!

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