Tuesday, September 23, 2008

And stockings and pumps to put on my stumps

Socks for the Old Flame which I am calling Snow Gum.


Opal 6ply donated by the Happy Spider, knitted on 3.25mm Knit Picks dpns (also a gift from Spidey as it happens - I'm converted to these needles, btw, they do make the knitting quicker and lighter).

Basic 56 stitch recipe but with foot done over 60 stitches. The heel is slip stitched on the purl row, slipping the same stitch each time. I rather like the effect.

6 comments:

Donna Lee said...

Great colors. I like Opal and have used a few of their colors. Always make good socks. And Knitpicks dpns are my very favorite so they're the ones I am most likely to lose one of!

twitchy fingers said...

Luffley! Your title reminds me of a book of Lil's called 'Shoes from Grandpa' - a repetitive story with the line "I'll get you a sweater for when the weather is wetter..." and ends with 'to go with the shoes from grandpa..'

TinkingBell said...

oooh nice!

Drifts off to look at her Opal 6 ply.....

Lynne said...

And very nice socks they are too!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

They're gorgeous and I'm sure that he'll appreciate them. And yes those needles are something else.

2paw said...

Opal is such a great sock wool and your Snow GUm looks excellent!!! I have some of those needles I am using them now!!