Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Halfway There

Happy, happy, joy, joy. Sock #1 is off the needles beyotches!



Stop looking at the pasty white leg and look at the sock. Otherwise it might burn your retinas. (Hey, it's a trick of the light, plus I'm English and it's the end of Winter, m'kay?)

I'm very happy with it. The yarn has made a lovely, soft fabric and the colour is great. The fit is good, snug but not tight. I might adjust the heel slightly if I use the same pattern again, but it's a tiny adjustment. Next time I'd probably make the sock a bit longer, but I was worried about not having enough yarn for sock #2.

It's been fun and a great learning experience, but it's only the halfway point. Tonight we cast on its mate....

22 comments:

Michael said...

Dude, your leg has gone past white into the UV spectrum or something. Is that blue?

I kid because I love!

That sock is a ting a beauty, Rock!

Jodie Sorrell said...

Being a fellow person of English origin, I undersatnd that your natural colour is transparent ;-)

Jodie Sorrell said...

Great sock by the way...

...have you cast on number two yet?

thombeau said...

It's gorgeous! The sock, I mean...

Can't wait to see the other one!

mrpeenee said...

The sock is just lovely, congratulations, but I'm relly taken with your gam. Baby.

I'm a size thriteen and I'd like mine in orange.

The Other Andrew said...

Ok, first, yes translucent pale blue is my natural colour. However, in my defence I must add that I colour and contrast adjusted the pic so that the sock colours look as close as possible to the real colours... and this washed out my leg even further.

Defensive, much?

Thanks for the compliments! This sock manages to make even my flat hobbit flipper feet look demi-attractive. Miracle!

Cecilia said...

ooh! absolutely gorgeous!!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks Cecilia! All I have to do tonight is see if I can remember how to do that seamless cast on toe...

Mindy said...

Pure sock envy.

Ur-spo said...

i like the colours; it looks so very cozy!

The Other Andrew said...

It is! Snuggly 100% fine merino... and I should have them finished just in time for high summer!

D'oh!

Cecilia said...

My brother-in-law wears wool socks throughout summer. In Perth. I think that is a little nutty, but he claims the wool is really comfortable and it breathes and soaks up the sweat or something.

ARJ said...

Oh wow, your first sock is waaay sexier than mine was. Excellent work, it looks lovely!

Christopher said...

How do you get your leg to glow like that? neat trick!

....smooches...

Kenyo said...

It is a lovely sock and the colors work so well together.

As for the pale leg -- it's nothing welder's goggles can't cure.

The Other Andrew said...

Heh heh. Yes very funny. People, YOU CAN'T FIGHT GENETICS. That's all I can say on the matter really. Blame Jean and Derek.

IRV said...

GOOD JOB!

yaniboy said...

Awesome sock... and I'd give you crap about the leg, if mine weren't roughly the same colour!

Oh, and I found a link in the paper that made me think of you...

http://whatnottoknit.wordpress.com/ :)

Quatrefoil said...

That looks great - really lovely even work. I must get the details of the toe-up pattern from you - I've just offered someone the choice of sexual favours or a pair of socks for mending a chair for me - he picked the socks. Hmmm.

Maggie said...

Nice short-row toe! My first sock looked like an oven mitt. I still wear it just the same. :)

Kerry said...

'Passionfruit' has turned out beautifully.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

irv, thanks!

Yani, of trust me - you just have to pick up half the knitting magazines out there to see some horrendo things! (Although, there's lots of lovelies to see also.)

Quatrefoil, ha ha! The basic formula was in a recent magazine, so yes I can get a copy for you!

Maggie, this was actually supposed to be an oven mitt! Go figure, right?

Kerry, it's such a great colourway... but you already know that of course! :)