Friday, April 20, 2012

Secret Socks

I always have a travel project. Sometimes it's my main project too ... sometimes not. It depends on if I have the means to carry it around. This project lived in a crown royal bag hanging from my purse for many months as I worked on them, a row here and there.

I almost felt guilty working on them at times because they were a personal thing, a gift for later in the year. But that was always when my main project was way too complicated or large to carry with me and quickly set aside while out walking around. I got over the guilt pretty quickly.



I think I love everything about these socks. I love the little mock cables. I love the seed stitch up the leg. I love how the pattern crosses over across the foot. I love how it's reversed on each sock.



These are off to the gift box. I can't wait to give them to my friend but I'll have to. I think she'll love them.

Pattern: Bubble Stream by Cailyn Meyer
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Deep Waters
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36 comments:

  1. oooh, those are beautiful and a wonderful gift for your friend. Don't feel guilty, now you can cast on a new pair.

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    1. Thank you! :) I certainly have more yarn left over. :D

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  2. These are spectacular! You must advise your friend to take her shoes off at every opportunity, propping her feet on tables and desks so that they can be admired properly!! :)

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    1. She's the type to do that anyhow. :) One of the joys of knitting socks for her.

      Thank you so much!

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  3. very nice socks. looks so cozy and warm.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful socks!!

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  5. I'm sure your friend will be very grateful to have such a gorgeous pair of handknit socks!

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  6. What amazing socks. They are stunning! Your friend is going to be so lucky!!

    x

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  7. I think that is the first time I have seen socks with a reversed pattern on each sock. It is brilliant...I have just one suggestion for you...MAKE ANOTHER PAIR :) then you can have a pair too.

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    1. I do love symmetry. I think I've seen a few .. but I live on ravelry.

      I have more yarn, I'm debating if I want another pair of these .. or if I want something else. *laugh*

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  8. I love them! I just went downloaded the pattern and added it to my Ravelry queue. Now to find some great yarn . . .

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    1. Oh awesome! I can't wait to see yours. :)

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  9. Very nice--they will be a well love gift I am sure! I followed you from Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday. Here is post this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

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    1. Thank you! :) Love your dresses, they're really cute. :)

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  10. Great pattern - I ducked away for a minute to click your link and add it to my faves - and what a yummy colourway with all those blues and purples. Very much like Kei Mei from Cookie A, but with more subtle cables. Love it!

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    1. Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing yours too. I'm a sucker for anything with those colors.

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  11. Those are yummy! I love the colorway. I'm jealous of the sock knitters. Sock needles are too tiny for my hands, but I love sock yarn.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad I talked the husband into an extra skein for me. There's lots of things you can do with sock yarn though, besides socks. ;)

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  12. Your socks are beautiful. I haven't tried Knit Picks Stroll but this yarn looks great.

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    1. Thank you. I am a huge fan of anything Knit Picks, never had a problem with any of it.

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  13. Very beautiful socks, what a lucky friend.

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  14. I love those socks! Absolutely perfect with a pair of Mary Janes.

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    1. Thank you! They would look awesome with Mary Janes. :D

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  15. Those socks are AWESOME. Love them!

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    1. Thank you! I hope my friend likes them too. :D

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  16. That is a really gorgeous pattern and a fabulous color to highlight the detail! You did a fabulous job!

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  17. I find sock knitting SO fulfilling - can knit up quickly, can take everywhere while knitting, and can wear daily!

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    1. I know! They're simply perfect for on the go and quick gratification. :)

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  18. wow, these are fantastic! I love the cross over part

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    1. Thank you! That was really one of my favorite bits, both to see and to knit. :)

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