Saturday, July 09, 2005

Sockapal-2-za Socks


Inspired by Grumperina's design for her sock pal socks, but too impatient to wait for her custom pattern, I've been making progress on a similar pattern for my sock pal using this design from Sock It To Me. The yarn is Opal Rodeo.

I've only made a few minor adaptations. I'm knitting it on 2 circulars. It's actually designed perfectly for this method. After a false start with size 1 needles, resulting in a sock that barely went over my ankle, I'm using size 2 . I also reduced the number of heel flap rows to 30, down from 36.

This sock is fitting me fine, so I hope my sock pal will be equally pleased. My only concern now is that sock number two is not going to match the first. I have no problem with "fraternal twin" socks, but I know some knitters put a lot of effort into perfection. Hopefully, my sock pal is more of a free-spirit.

And just because he's so cute, I share with you a photo of Max on a typical Saturday morning.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Those look great. If I were you're pal, I wouldn't mind that they don't match. And thanks for making me feel like the slacker I am, 'cause I haven't even gotten my yarn yet. (gulp). It's on the way! Then I'll have to do a little hustling.

Lisa said...

Thank you Liz. I suspected that you were a free-spirit. Anyone who cans her own jam, and raises her own chicks, wouldn't mind non-matching socks! :)

Bridget said...

The sock looks great! Nice job. Your dog is a cutie.

Sock It To Me said...

Hi Lisa,

Just saw your pic of the Chevron Sock. Looks fabulous! Hope you enjoy the pattern.

alison said...

Cool socks! Chevron patterns are so neat. As for fraternal twins, I'm cool with them too, and I have all kinds of variegated yarn and pattern issues. I can't imagine that your pal wouldn't love them!

Sarah G. said...

Wow, the chevron pattern looks amazing with that yarn! I think the non-matching bits give them character. Your sock pal will love them.

Gina said...

So pretty! I love self-patterning yarn knit up in non-plain-stockinette patterns. I think it makes it look so cool.