Thursday, August 09, 2007

My sockapal = awesome.


So, in the rush to get my own pal's socks out the door? I halfway forgot that someone out there was knitting socks for me.

I don't knit for myself much, so I've never had a pair of handknit socks before, and I really, truly love these. Blogless Diana of Durham, North Carolina, you are a rad, rad lady.
I love that she really LISTENED to what I told her I like: warm colors, lace is cool but no huge holes, not TOO much variegation. The fit could not be better. She even made sure to ask me what my favorite heel was!

Slipstitch, natch.

She didn't mention what pattern this is, but it looks like River Rapids to me. Back me up on that, somebody? The yarn is Great Feats, from the folks at dyepot.com (who, though they dye a lovely skein of yarn, could use some help in the web design deparment). It's 20% nylon, so I have good faith that this pair can stand up to serious use.

Which is good, because they've already been subjected to my dog-fur-covered floors.

9 comments:

Neuroknitter said...

You had a great sock pal! I'm backing you up on the River Rapids thought...What a beautiful autumn colorway...speaking of which...44 days to go!!!

Stacey said...

Those are great! Yep - I'd say river Rapids also....love the color!

Kristy said...

I've been the same way-- I was so focused on making the socks that I keep forgetting that I'll be getting a pair! Your socks are beautiful! Your pal did a great job listening to you and knitting them up.

Courtney said...

Those are fantastic! I love the colors and I think you are correct about the pattern..so nice.

Ashley said...

Yay! I love the colors!

Specs said...

Love them socks.

I also like your watch and have been looking for one like that all over the place. Where did you get it? (If you don't mind my asking.0

Dr. B. said...

Those look so great with your cute Mary Janes! That Sockapalooza thing is crazy good. Beautiful socks!

Also, thanks for coming by my blog and for being so sweet. Cheers!

nova said...

They are fantastic! Yay for socks that you didn't have to knit!

Macoco said...

Wow those are beautiful socks. You're very lucky!