Thursday, April 13, 2006

First Pair of Socks

This is my first ever pair of socks with my darling mini schnauzer, Elly. We have another dog, a fifty-pound Australian Shepard mix, but you'll never see her. She's camera-shy for some reason, and won't be in the same room with one. You can even hold your hand to your face and squint and make a sound like you're taking a photo, and she's off like a shot. Very odd.

But Elly's a very placid, easy-going dog, and she doesn't mind having her picture taken, even though she looks supremely irritated right here, but I think that's because I woke her up.



Here's a better photo of the socks, made with cascade Fixation, also purchased at Fringe in downtown Tulsa. And I absolutely have to acknowledge the wildly talented and creative Sue, my knitting mentor, who guided me through every step (ha ha, no pun intended) of the creation of these socks. I could never have done it without her, and I never would have even attempted it if not for her assurances that it really looks more complicated than it was, and that I could do it. And you know what? She was right.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow these socks really look professionally done. Hopefully I will be able to get that good.
Will try this send this again.

Liz K. said...

Hey, Emma, nice socks! Love the pink!

Mo said...

They look just perfect! Plus, I love the color.

trek said...

The socks are looking great! And what a bright cheery color, too.

Catherine Kerth said...

they look fantastic!

sarahkate said...

Your first pair of socks are the most satisfying thing you will ever knit. I felt so much pride in the fact that I'd made something complex and cute. Actually, I'd made two of them! I think sock knitting is the total way to go.

Gaia said...

Love those boys...
Your photos are so good, Emma - the socks all look so comfy. With this weather though, I will probably have to wait until winter to wear them.
Love ya

Nancy J said...

You're doing great! Your knitting and your pictures are fun,too!

Melissa said...

Love the socks. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the color also.

Jill said...

Oh those socks look so cosy! Will be checking back to see how the Cascading Leaves are going :)
(Thanks for visiting my blog!)

vanessa said...

congrats on your fist socks! i hope yur sister likes them. thank for leaving me a blog compliment
:-)

cellowingnut said...

Nice job on the socks! I got your comment on my blog, so I swung on over to say hi. Your dog is so cute! I have a cairn terrier and my cairn's face looks a lot like your pup.

Fannie Pie said...

Great photos, of the socks and puppy! Thanks for the kind words too! The lace socks look wonderful, nice yarn, pretty pattern, you'll definitely have to make yourself a pair!

I need to update my blog with a link to yours!

lexa said...

Elly is gorgeous! Dogs are funny. I had a pug when I was little who loved to have his picture taken. If he saw a camera he was right there! Had to be in every photo!

Your socks are very nice. Great job! Love the color! :)

knitten purl said...

Wow. My first sock looks nothing like that. Well done! :D

Suzanne said...

I love your socks! What pattern did you use?