Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fall is in the air and on my feet.

Wow I completely suck at blogging. I’ve had a few posts in my mind for a while now and I have yet been able to sit down and write them up. So how about another finished object!

Right before Rhinebeck I finished up Embossed leaves socks so I could wear them to the festival. I started these on my way to Rhinebeck last year in the car and when I got home they sat in the back of a draw waiting for a heel. I couldn’t decide what kind of heel I wanted, did I want the pattern to flow down, or did I want to do a slip stitch heel? Good thing I did wait because when I tried them on again they were a bit snug getting on so I ripped them back to the first pattern repeat and switched to a size 2 needle instead of 1s.


I knit the heel as written except for breaking the yarn; I didn’t feel like weaving in more ends because I’m lazy. I love these socks! Ever since I saw Kristy knit these, I knew that I wanted a pair exactly like hers. I waited until Autumn was available from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to knit this beautiful pattern. I was lucky enough to finish just as the leaves started to fall so I could do a similar shot to hers. At first Scott though I was a bit insane sitting in the middle of a pile of leaves but then he got into the photo shoot. The first shot is his.

Embossed Leaves

Pattern: Embossed Leaves
Needles: US size 2.5 and 2
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock lightweight in Autumn.

While they do slouch a bit, which is what I was trying to avoid with the smaller needles, I prefer the fit much more where the gusset is. These were my only successful pair of Socktoberfest socks. I had such grand plans but they faltered into a mess of half finished socks. At least these beauties are finished!

1 comment:

Joanne a/k/a Punkin said...

Nice Embossed Leaves. I made them in a non-solid yarn and regretted it a little. I called them, "Lost Leaves". I picked up some Ivy in KnitPicks Kettle Dyed and I'm planning on making them again. The pattern is beautiful! Yours are nice and I love your photography!