For the first time in what feels like a very long time, I have a…
Bloomin’ Feet Socks Finis
I finished the socks for the Bloomin’ Feet Sock Swap at the end of last week and blocked them over the weekend. The pattern is the Merino Lace Socks from the Interweave Knits Favorite Socks book.
Aren’t they pretty? The yarn is Schaefer Anne, which I’ve knit with before for my Swallowtail Shawl, but this is the first time I’ve actually used it for socks. It’s very soft and very fine and has a nice halo from the mohair content. It sort of stripes but not really and the colors blend together in a lovely fashion.
I chose this particular pattern because of something very specific my sock pal said. I’m not going to give it away but, if the recipient is reading this post and remembers what she wrote in her questionnaire, well, this picture is a pretty big hint. As for the pattern, there were some details that were kind of wacky. Beth wrote about the heel issue and Anne clued me in that there was an error in the charts for the foot. But even more than that, I felt the directions were lacking a bit. I’ve knit plenty of socks on circular needles before and that’s a good thing because the pattern didn’t really provide great instructions on that technique, even though it was written for that method. I took good notes and moved forward because I liked the design so much but be warned, there are some glitches.
I made one of my standard sock labels – the name is blacked out so no hints there – and will be shipping them off with some other goodies today.
Hope you like them, sock pal!
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Wish I could say that’s me! They’re so nice!
Wonderful, Carole. Someone’s feet will be happy.
Carole, Your socks are gorgeous! You sock pal is a lucky woman!
The sock label is such a good idea! How do you do that?
Beautiful socks! Your pal is going to love them.
She’s going to be so happy! They really look great and good for you for getting through bad instructions!
Someone’s going to have happy feet! Those socks are so beautiful! Kudos for working thru a pattern that is hard to understand!
Beautiful colors, it reminds me of abalone shells. Great socks, too.
They are gorgeous!
VERY nice! In fact, I wouldn’t be a bit unhappy if those wound up in my mailbox. (Not that I’m participating in the swap, but I’m just saying they could “get lost” by the Post Office.)
Ooooh, pretty socks!
I love Schaefer Anne sock yarn, good stuff.
Lovely! The yarn is perfect for that pattern.
Beautiful socks! I’m sure your sockpal will be very happy 🙂
Your pal is going to love them. The colorway is gorgeous and the pattern totally suits it. Great job!
They are lovely, Carole!
They turned out just beautifully. That pattern is definitely on my todo list. What a lucky pal!
Everything about those socks look so cool – the color, the pattern and even the iris on the label. Whoever gets them is so lucky. I really do have to put that book on my wish list.
Beautiful socks! I love your label too.
Really beautiful socks! Your pal is going to be very happy when she opens those.
lovely – fabulous – gorgeous.
The yarn is lovely, the pattern amazing. Sorry you had some glitches in the pattern; yet it appears that you have conquered it – and created some true gems! lucky pal.
I love the socks, of course, but I REALLY love the label!!
I love the socks, of course, but I REALLY love the label!!
Those are fantastic! So pretty! I would love them, honor them, take them for walks, buy them gifts.
maybe it’s the season, but those socks look like crocuses. (beautiful work as always) Your sock pal will love them. I was about three weeks behind on blog reading and I want you to know that Halle enjoyed the blog too.
They are absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the heads up on the pattern problems.
Those are totally gorgeous! She’ll love them. 🙂
ooh, those are really pretty! what a lucky recipient! and just in time for iris season . . .
They are beautiful! I am furiously knitting away on sock #2!
I just love your sock sleeve and confess that I have copied that idea on occasion. Mine never look as nice as yours do, though.
Oh, I love them!!!! I will have to remember that there are errors in the pattern. It is on my list of patterns to make. I love the color.
Beautiful! I love that pattern – what a lucky recipient!
Oh, I would love it if I were your pal. Based on this post, I don’t think they’re headed my way (boo), but whoever the recipient is, she’s one lucky gal!
I suppose I should add Schaefer Anne to my “must try” list. Your bloomin feet pal is very very lucky and I’m sure she’ll be thrilled with them. They are beautiful!
What a lucky pal! I have some Schaeffer Anne in the stash I’d like to try sometime. (Is there really anything I *don’t* have in the stash at this point though:-)
They are beauties indeed – from other posts it sounds like some of us would like to see a sock-label-how-to blog post!!
The socks look great! Thanks for the heads up on the pattern, I was thinking about knitting them soon.
I gave up on mine, but I’d glad you persevered–the finished socks are beautiful! 🙂
These are so lovely Carole! Lucky BF buddy 🙂 PS- yes I’m back from yet another puter crash!
Those are so pretty Carole!
Wow! I love how the pattern design seems to go down into the heel.
Who wouldn’t like them? Blue isn’t my fave color, but I would be very happy in these socks! They are lovely! And what a nice heal detail.
Those are beautiful Carole! I know your pal will be happy to receive those lovelies!
The socks are just beautiful!
They’re just beautiful, Carole!
Beautiful! I love the nonpoolingness of the Schaefer Anne.
I’m sure she’s going to love them. They’re beautiful!
Great socks! Oddly enough, I never seem to find any colors of Anne that I like in person, but I see them on blogs all the time and love them. I’m having the same experience with the IK book. Didn’t like it when I looked at it in person, but I love the socks that are popping up on blogs now.
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