Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fat socks

Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply, in Ice (light blue) overdyed with some green and brown.

Not sure how well that blue cuff matches, but it's under my jeans, anyway. I ran out of yarn just a bit after turning the heel. These are 130g.

The foot pattern is inadvertantly similar to jaywalkers. I just K2tog, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, SSK twice on the 22 stitches on top, and did it all the way around after the heel. Like the way it pulls the toe and heel-back into a heart-shape.

They're not identical, but close enough for a dye-dip job.

And very thick. I hear that Luxury wears well as socks, and these are fairly tightly knit. So we'll see how long they last before they wear holes :D

I do love that Fleegle Heel. So easy and fits so well, and never leaves a hole at that corner. Hmm.
Stay tuned for a little yarn-splurge. Got some tax return money to spend, and my destash got hijacked for a few minutes. Just a few minutes, but that's all it takes with online shopping! They should arrive here in a day or two.


Tara said...

Ah, online shopping. Where budgets go to die :)

me said...

Love the jaywalker socks! Always wanted to cast on a pair - yours are lovely!!!

Sinéad said...

Ooh impulse/surprise money shopping! I love it. Looking forward to seeing the purchases! I like your socks, too. The stripes are great.

Lynne said...

Very nice.

Pure wool to make socks - hadn't even considered it; thanks for inspiring me to do something with Luxury left overs!

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