May 28, 2009

Eclipse Socks

DSC_0305Now that DQ and I wear about the same shoe size she has become my favorite foot model for all of mu socks. It's much easier to take pictures of someone elses feet than it it your own.

She doesn't mind and models willingly and, usually, cheerfully. In return she occasionally gets to keep the socks. This is a fine arrangement but recently I saw a pattern that could've been written just for her and I made a pair. I figure that it's nice to get something made with you in mind rather than just something I decided I could part with.

The pattern is Eclipse Socks by Julie P Miller. It's pretty basic as far as the sock itself goes. The fun is in the red ribbon embellishment added after the knitting is finished. For those who are unfamiliar with the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer, the third book in the series features a red ribbon waving across the front cover.

I'd never done any overstitching before but it seemed like a good skill to add to my knitty bag of tricks. It was way easier than I thought it would be and the result was perfect. DQ thought so too and even though it's May and the temperatures have been climbing she has already worn these wool socks to school. She just had to show them off.

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These have been finished for a while already. long enough so that the initial photo shoot was done in Mystic. Above is a picture we took on the edge of the Mystic River while watching the drawbridge.

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Can you tell how happy she was with her new socks?

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3 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Those are great!

JessaLu said...

Lovely socks!

Gnat said...

They came out great!! They are on my list. :)