Jul 8, 2009

Un-Stinky Socks

I finished another pair of socks yesterday and it wasn't fast enough. It's not that I didn't love the socks - I do. It's just that Stinkette does too. She loves them so much that she wore the first sock the whole night before I finshed the second one. That's why they don't quite match in the pictures... one had been worn quite a bit already. Now they're both on her feet and I'm not sure when I'll be able to pry them off again.

The yarn I used for these socks, Tofutsies, was kind of a surprise. I bought it because it was new to me and had a different combination of fibers. It seemed kind of thin though and I had very low expectations. I was happily surprised.

The yarn was kind of splitty but it was also really nice to knit with and yielded a very soft and pleasant fabric. The colors are also really nice. There was no pooling and in the places where the ighter bue and green mix it's got a lovely water-color quality that I adore.

The pattern started out as Wendy's Toe-Up Socks With a Difference but just after finishing the toe I saw a sock that used a simple fish-scale looking pattern that I liked and decided to work it into these socks.

The stitch motif was just 8 stitches and about 12 rows so it was easy to work in randomly and gradually. I mirrored it on the second sock which I think adds to the effect.

All in all I'm pretty happy with these socks. The only question now it whether the chitin in the yarn will really help control the stink or not. Either way I love these socks and so does my girl. As a bonus, these are my first socks for the Summer of socks '09. Yay!


Cursing Mama said...

love the colors!

Carole Knits said...

I like those a lot - the color and pattern combines to look like waves.

Anonymous said...

I love those socks - the color is great and I love the patterning!

Tofutsies produces an incredibly soft and comfy fabric, doesn't it?