Friday, January 27, 2006

Yabba Dabba Doo!

I've got a serious coffee buzz this morning. I was up until nearly midnight last night. You know why? This is why:

Aren't they fun? And see how they match? I wasn't even going for that. Not with this yarn. I don't think it would have mattered in the least if the stripe pattern was off. But it worked out. Here's a good heel shot: I was so excited to wear them this morning, I actually had breakfast. Fruity Pebble Socks. That's what I've got. And of course I had to wear shoes to display them in all their glory: I'm in love. I can't wait to knit my second pair. I won't be using this pattern again though. I'm not in love with the ribbing all the way down the instep. The pattern is "Simple Socks" from "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles" by Cat Bordhi. The yarn is Regia Ringel in the color "Clown" (#5048). I used just over one skein, starting the second skein 1/4 of the way into the gusset. I'll buy one more skein and be able to get another pair out of them, with a longer ankle if I want. I think a pattern without so much ribbing, specifically purl stitches, would show off the fun quality of the yarn much better.

17 comments:

Karen and Rocky said...

I love your socks! I've been wanting to try socks too. The colors are great. What pattern did you use?
( I found your blog randomly, but will check in regularily now)

turtlegirl76 said...

Thanks! It's the "Simple Socks" pattern from "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles" by Cat Bordhi. They were so easy!

bradyphrenia said...

those look fab. i have that colorway in my stash...it's so fun!

Cathy said...

These socks came out awesome!!! Great job.

Sade said...

I love the clown socks! they're a wonderful first pair!

Pyewacket said...

Fab!!! I love them. Congratulations on your first socks. They look great. :)

Rain said...

Your socks are fab and i'm so impressed that they match - even if it was intentional.

Rain said...

doh - I meant to say unintentional.

Areli said...

Those are really fun. I like how they match your fruity pebbles.

Anonymous said...

Great socks! They look fantastic - especially gleaming out of the black :) Just love the colours.
Thanks for visiting my humble blog & commenting, too! :) -meg, inch by inch

Kalendar Girl said...

Love the socks! Those are awesome.
And they totally match your cereal!!

Foogrrl said...

I love them! I'm fighting a bit with my socks in the same colorway, but it's so fun, so I can't stay mad at them.

And now I'm craving Fruity Pebbles!

Stefaneener said...

I love the socks-named-for-food theme! I have a pair of "candy socks" on the needles now. Wonder what snack would celebrate them?

craftykt said...

beeyouteeful!

I am jealous, I want to try some socks!...you are a knitting fiend!

Shannon said...

i love how they turned out! so cute. i should be finished tomorrow w/ this purple scarf. will take pictures tomorrow. take care! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Aha! I see many things have changed since you filled out your SP6 questionnaire! I love your Fuity Pepple socks. I have the 2 circs books as well... must master the technique!

SP6

Anonymous said...

Pebble.

Apparently I need spellcheck...