Monday, March 30, 2009

Waving Lace Socks

I did it! I actually FINISHED another "on the needles way too long" project!!! YIPPEE!!!!!

These rosewater pink beauties were all done by 5:00 yesterday evening. I don't know about the rest of you sock knitters, but I always have a real sense of deep satisfaction by the time I'm putting that last little bit of Kitchener stitch in the second sock! My family, of course, was forced to OOH & AAH over them. And Chelsea was really tickled pink because this pair is for her.

They were actually supposed to be for me, but when she saw me working on the first one she began to BEG! And, since she was pregnant at the time, I couldn't tell her no. Who can deny a pregnant mommy anything? Especially when they're carrying your first grandbaby!

She waited a long time for these socks and she's a little perturbed because I wouldn't let her wear them yet today. I told her she can take possession of them AFTER I show them to my Monday night knitting students. Tomorrow they're all hers.

I used Panda Wool yarn by Crystal Palace Yarns. It's a bamboo/wool/nylon blend. It's soft and nice to work with and has a subtle sheen. I like the watercolor effect the pink has. I have the same yarn in soft shades of blue to knit another pair for Hilary {eventually!}.

The pattern is from an Interweave Knits magazine from 2 or 3 years ago. I just can't resist lacework! They were slower going than just basic socks ~ but ~ who the heck wants JUST BASIC?!!

I told Miss Chelsea I'd better not see her running around the house with nothing but these socks on {getting them dirty and full of holes!} or stuffing them under her bed! These babies cost me $16.oo to make. Sounds kind of crazy for a pair of socks. But only KIND OF. The experience was worth it and so is she!


Kar said...

Way to go Danette!!! They are beautiful!! There is nothing like a handmade pair of socks. Love it! :)

Lavender Dreamer said...

They are beautiful! She will love them..and take good care of them! I would love to be able to understand knitting directions well enough to make some...but I know it would be frustrating! lol

Patti Cakes said...

Those are very pretty. Way to go!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said... did an awesome job...they are beautiful..Lots of work!

Stay cozy,

The French Bear said...

Stunning!! So intricate and pretty.
Margaret B

Becky said...

Very, very pretty socks! I can only imagine how soft and cozy they must feel on!!

MrPuffy said...

Love your Easter greeting!

The socks are fantastic and so so so pretty. I have to say that soft pastel colors make the prettiest socks of all.

May she wear them with a big smile for many many years to come.


Bridget said...

Those are some gorgeous socks! Seems like they were worth the wait.

Tracy said...

Very pretty, and LOVE the color, Danette! I remember that pattern from Interweave Knit...I have it clipped out, but haven't attempted it yet. Me and sock knitting don't go together well ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Kathy said...

WOW! Danette you just never ceased to amaze me! No made in China label, in these socks! They look so comfortable, I bet they make Chelsae have happy feet. Glad to be back checking out my daily blog. Love you Kathy

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Danette,
That pair of socks is really nice. How long did you do that? I used to buy sock and it never occured to me that it can also be knitted as beautiful as that. Hand-made socks might be very expensive, considering the time and expertise needed just to make one like that. IT's really amazing and I really admire your skills. Thanks for sharing this to us..
Have a nice weekend ahead..

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

OOOOoooooooo! I want a pair, how much!??

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