FO: Ugly/spring socks

Ugly sock ready for close-up

Pattern: generic top-down sock pattern
Yarn: 1 ball of Sockotta, 5% cotton/40% wool/15% nylon, $9 from The Homespun Boutique, in Ithaca.
Needles: Inox 2, set of 5
Time to make: Started February 20, finished September 8

Not much to report–the yarn is kind of stringy, and the pattern rather ugly, but I actually really enjoyed knitting the self-striping pattern. I would definitely knit a self-patterning yarn again, though I do think the result is weird.

Ugly sock meets ugly shoes

Ugly socks meet ugly shoes. My inner San Franciscan comes out.

Ugly sock

Ugly socks without the shoes.

Ugly/spring sock

It only took me half a year to knit these socks! Here’s a flashback montage of the sock over the seasons.

Posted in Finished Objects 2007, Socks at September 9th, 2007. Trackback URI: trackback

3 Responses to “FO: Ugly/spring socks”

  1. September 9th, 2007 at 2:42 pm #kim

    i was just going to say… that particular sock/sandal combo looks kinda Berkeley… now you just need a hybrid vehicle with 20 political/environmental/reproductive rights/etc. bumperstickers on the back.

  2. September 10th, 2007 at 12:27 pm #Sarah

    Gosh, and here’s me thinking only Portlanders wear socks with sandals! 🙂 Those socks look like they want to hit a hiking trail. I haven’t tried the self-patterning thing yet, but I may have to give it a try!

  3. September 10th, 2007 at 4:04 pm #Michele

    yup, those are some west coast socks. you would be equally at home in them on the islands near vancouver.

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