Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweet-tart Anklets

I have said this before, but it bears repeating - I love ankle socks. I think I have some subtle wool allergies that make wearing full socks a little unbearable at times, but ankle socks I can wear with gusto and pleasure. I wore this pair on call last week, and my ankles could breathe and were happy.

As a side note, I have become an Olympics addict. That's why there have been no recent posts. I can't get enough of swimming and gymnastics and beach volleyball. I just wish the programming started earlier in the evening, so I didn't have to stay up so late. Last night I pre-napped for the Olympics. Good strategy - will repeat. I have also been knitting like a fiend during the olympics and on my rotation (!), and I was able to finish the July installment of Rocking Sock Club socks in record time. Here they are:

View on 2 feet:

Gusset and such (with a strand of Flynn's hair for garnish):

Pattern - Sweet tart anklets by Marilyn Kaleikilo
Yarn - Blue Moon Socks that Rock Lightweight in colorway Goody Goody
Needles - Size 1 dpns
Comments - Quick and easy, and I have already professed my love of ankle socks, so no need to go there again. My first picot edge - love it!

So, I think it was when I was finishing the gladiator socks that I had a thought that went something like this - "I did a pretty good on these socks, but if I were on a reality show for knitters, I would probably get voted off." I then came to my senses - how boring would it be to sit around and watch a bunch of people knit, week after week, on a reality TV show? I really like knitting, and I'm not sure that I would even watch that. Do any of you watch Bravo's reality TV (ie Shear Genius)? So good.


Ruby Banshee said...

I am so addicted to Bravo. I don't have a TV so I watch Project Runway and Shear Genius on Youtube (full episode, but in 9 minutes segments).

I love the anklets! I wouldn't have picked those colors in the skein, but knitted up they look so awesome. I love picot edges.

Lorrel said...

Good job on the anklets! Do you ever have a problem with them slipping off your feet as you wear them? Just wondering. Hey, I'm countin' the days until I see you. Love you much.

J.Po said...

Fantastic socks! I have also been absolutely addicted to the Olympics, which has had such positive impacts on my knitting...the perfect thing to do while they go through the cheezy (and i LOVE THEM) back stories of all the athletes!

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