Friday, May 16, 2008

FO: Flowers in the Window Socks

Flowers in the Window Socks
Pattern: Show-Off Stranded Socks by Anne Campbell
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM, Color P530121, 2 skeins
Needles: 1.5 US circs

Have you ever heard the Travis song, "Flowers in the Window"? It's such a great song. I love Travis. I went to see them once in Boston and I have very good memories of that concert.

Anyway, these socks remind me of flowers in a meadow. And all these photos were taken in the window. So it's kind of like having flowers in the window. It's raining a lot here right now and my allergies are acting up, but it's nice to be wearing cushy socks that remind me of flowers.

Koigu is, of course, wonderful. Also, these gussets are charming. Instead of knitting the heel back and forth and then picking up stitches, you're supposed to increase stitches between the heel and instep. When you have enough, you short-row the heel and gusset together and then continue on with the foot. Ingenious! It fits perfectly!

The coolest part is I can add this to Project Spectrum. Yay!

4 comments:

tiennie said...

Oohh.. I like these! How fitting -flowers in a window. They really look pretty set against the colors of your blog.

teabird said...

Those are seriously beautiful socks!

KSee said...

Beautiful! I really like this pattern and the yarn you selected is spot on!

Beverly said...

Lovely!

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Hope you'll join us!