Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Long creamy winter socks


I wanted to write more about the long socks I made last week, but happened that a day after I finished the pair, they were already sold. Probably a Christmas gift to someones wife or girlfriend :)
The plan was to make better photos before blogging, but now they're already on their way to US. 

I'm not a fan os sock-knitting, especially long socks. But I had a perfect wool for making them and I wanted to prove myself that I'm patient enough for completing both socks.

I have about about six or seven lonely knitted socks (and four mittens) in my craft basket, because somehow I lost motivation to make the second one. It was more fun to start new projects rather than doing the same thing twice.

The pattern is my own, a mix of previous designs. I probably make another pair (purple!), but a little different: less lacy, more cables.
Yarn: 100% wool, about 100 grams
Needles: 3,5mm bamboo
Length: 43cm

Next week I'll be in South-Italy, Bari. Already found an address of local yarn shop, would like to take my knitting needles with me (hours long waiting in airports), but it's mission impossible. The airport security always take them away as very dangerous whepon :) So I won't even bother this time...

14 comments:

Vivi said...

Ah yes, this problem is called Second Sock Syndrome, because it's so difficult to be enthusiastic about knitting the second sock!! These are really lovely, I've only ever made short socks!

Kuutydruk said...

So beautiful! I wish I had skinny calves, so I could wear them too :)

vardakeerutaja said...

Bambusvardad olen viimastel kuudel edukalt lennukisse saanud ;).

Rita alias alatvian said...

Great work!
CONGRATS to the fast sale!
Isn't it super motivating? LOL

Anniki :) said...

vardakeerutaja, kusjuures mul on ka bambused loovutada tulnud :( sellepärast enam ei julge võttagi: kui tallinnas veel saan need saatja kätte anda ja kodust kätte, siis helsingis või roomas peaks lihsalt prügikasti lennutama, kui turvamehele ei sobi :(

vardakeerutaja said...

mul kogemus tallinna, helsingi, budapesti, viini ja frankfurdi lennujaamadega. kusagil ei tahetud neid näha. õnneks :D.

Serendipity Handmade said...

Those are so pretty! I envy your talent. I'm a crocheter, but I'm not so good a knitting!

Shell said...

I love those! So cute.

Ms. Diva said...

OMG!! What beautiful socks!!!! I have no patience for socks!! I envy those that do!! Fabulous!!!!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Wow, you are creative *and* talented. I love warm, fuzzy, winter socks... my feet are always getting cold!

If you'd ever like to do a giveaway on my blog, let me know-- I'd love to host you!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! These look so warm!!!!

Momma G.Love said...

Those look so comfy!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Wow you are so incredible! I love the socks. No wonder it got sold so quickly. Woman, you've got real talent! I love all your creations!

Twincerely,Olga said...

beautiful!! Looks like a lot of work!!