Sunday, June 29, 2008

Socking it to Me

I am a great admirer of Cookie A's sock patterns. In theory, at least. I have made several pairs of Monkeys, and that's an undeniably great sock pattern. But when it comes to her more complicated sock patterns...well, let's just say after my previous two disastrous experiences with Pomatomus, I wasn't hopeful about my chances with the advanced stuff.

I got the Twisted Flower sock pattern last year during the Monkey Pal Sock Swap. It's such a gorgeous pattern, but I put it away, figuring I'd tackle it some day, maybe in about twenty years' time.

However, having decided I wanted to knit a pair of socks to enter in the Tulsa State Fair this year, and in thinking of something that would be impressive, I took a second look at Twisted Flower and found, to my amazement, that after successfully completing Tangled Yoke--at least the cable section was a success--this pattern is a bit of a cakewalk.

Even with all the teeny-tiny cables.

Only problem is I am not even to the heel-flap of the first sock and I already have Second Sock Syndrome.

In other news, we leave next weekend for vacation, so I hope to post an entry or two from the beach.


Anonymous said...

I love complicated sock patterns. It's nice in white - I can see all the detailed stitch work.

Marianne said...

That is soooooo pretty!

Sheepish Annie said...

Those are lovely! I think you will find the inspiration to finish them. I fiddled with the Monkeys for months and months. Then finished a pair in a week once I suddenly decided to put my mind to it.

Knit and fall back in it said...

That is beautiful. Maybe you will get your second wind and just knock the other one out in no time.

Gigi said...

Oooo, those cables are looking great! Push through and finish them so you can show off your beautifully clad ankles. =-)

Anonymous said...

You're sure to win something at the fair with those. They look stunning in white.

Have a wonderful vacation. Where are you going?

The Quiltarian said...

Gorgeous socks!
I'm afraid of cables and those look so hard to make!
Good luck at the fair.

Grace said...

I love this pattern! I made in str lightweight and they came out fab. People are totally impressed with the cabling. I just love wearing them.