"we're fools whether we knit or not, so we may's well knit"

- old southern saying

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Embossed Leaves Complete

completed embossed leaves

embossed leaves

Here they are. I just can't get a good picture. Regia bamboo picks up the light, bounces it around, and just doesn't want to be photogenic. In person, you have to trust me, these socks are lovely. And Mona Schmidt's pattern shows. Yummily so.

These were the perfect socks for late night bleary eyed knitting. Easy pattern. Easy to work with fiber. What can I say about the pattern? It seems made for me. I love a 64 stitch pattern. I had my doubts about the toe, but you know, it's neat and easy. I'm a kitchenerer. I admit it. I like grafting. My father taught me to graft when I was about 5. I just don't know why people are intimidated. It's E A S Y. And so is this toe. And this toe fits like a...like a...glove? Nah...like a sock.


Lydia said...

Your socks are beautiful! I have admired this pattern since it came out, but socks and lace are two knitting things I've just not really warmed to yet. You inspire me to try! The yarn is lovely the way it looks so luminescent. It has a kind of disco-ey sheen to it that looks really cool. I hope you show them off with clothes that display some ankle ;-) Lovely!

-- Lydia

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

Thanks, Lydia! They are just perfect on the ol' feet. Though, it is 108 degrees here, and bamboo or not...socks are out of the question this week!!!