Monday, April 17, 2006

Sockapaloooza update....

today is brought to you by feet.
And as we all know some feet like socks... Not the ones in the pix though, at least not considering I keep finding the booty sockless and socks all around the house... LOL
anyways the feet I'm knitting these socks for likes socks I hope. I hope they fit her. I'm worrying again about the look and size. I hope my pal likes the socks and that they fit... Does anyone else go thru this anxiety when they're knitting for other knitters? EEEK how do we get over it?

once I got the pattern down it goes super fast. And it's really easy. I plan on making this pattern again. For those of you just tuning in... I'm knitting the Pomatomus pattern from Knitty. It's really great.

here's the side view. What do you think?

12 comments:

Shelley said...

The socks look great! I am thinking of trying that pattern sometime. Is it easy?

I get anxious that my knitting won't be as good as the other knitters, or that it will fall apart (like a knot not being tied right, or an end woven in will come out or whatever)...I've only made a scarf for a friend of mine who knits so far, but I still worry about these things. I think that's why I have shied away from these KAL's where you knit for other knitters...what if my sock (or whatever) isn't good enough, or doesn't fit, or they find a mistake in it...

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

I think we all torment ourselves, when it comes to sock swaps. (I know I do.) Simply because we truly want to bless the other person and we want them to be pleased with the gift we have made for them. I know she will like it because it was made with love. And that dear friend is what makes these swaps special. What more could a sock pal want?

Pamela Foreman said...

They look great!! I wish I was that fast!! One of these days I will try to make socks!

mama-of-purl said...

That is a perfect match of color&pattern! There's no doubt that your pal is going to LOVE them!!
I'd been thinking about doing the Potomatus pattern myself, but I was a little intimidated by all the twisted stitches, which I'm not very fond of...

kmckiernan said...

Wow, the color is just eyecatchingly beautiful! And the pattern too! So pretty together! They are wonderful, your sockpal will love them. I always go through a big worry when I'm knitting for another knitter, but I finally just have to say, hey, it's the best i can do and that's all I can do! =)Good luck!

Catherine Kerth said...

oh i love them! i didn't think i would like them when i saw them on knitty, but you have really brought out the pattern for me! you have made it lovable!!!! thank you allena....

Crazy About Sox said...

i love those sox...i have that book and have been thinking about doing that pattern, is it really that easy? (new knitter here.)

Renee said...

Your socks are beautiful. I love the yarn you chose. Your pal will love 'em (they stretch a lot so they are bound to fit). I have a bad case of second sock syndrome so I only have one of my pair yet. I got completely stressed thinking I was going to run out of yarn and now I can't bring myself to do the second one.

wendy said...

Love the socks, great colour i need a bit more practice before i attempt them though....one day!

knittyref said...

Love the color, love the pattern--great combination.

The first sock swap, I started up 4 different socks, with 3 different yarns before I settled on one and stressed about every single stitch. Only those ungrateful wretches who shouldn't be involved in something like this will be unhappy with what they receive.

That said, I'm only doing slightly better with the stress this time around.

Erica said...

I agree with Abigail. They are gorgeous. Knit on, with confidence!

Tawana said...

I think the sock is perfect! I am knitting this pattern right now and after 1 mishap I sailing through this sock. When I was knitting my sockpal sock I was so anxious, would she like the color I picked out, would she like the pattern. Would it fit her! It got to the point where I just had to let go and knit the sock. So that is what I did and now it is done for better or worse.

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