Saturday, September 13, 2008

And finally the socks...

...make it to himself's feet.

Pattern: Plain soothing stocking stitch with a deep 1x1 rib for the skinny ankled
Yarn: Regia Nation Color - 5391, most of 2 balls
Needles: 2.25mm Harmony DPNs
Started: 2 July 2008
Finished: 12 September 2008
Notes: I had to rip back the first one around the heel to get the yarn pattern to fall nicely there - I originally went for an all black heel with a wider yellow stripe at the front but where the colour changes run in I ended up with about eight black stitches slap in the middle of my wide yellow band. I'm not really a fussy knitter when it comes to the placement of stripes and making matching pairs but it had to go! I don't mind the narrow black stripe but if I did them over I might be tempted to break the yarn so it started in pure yellow and get the wider yellow stripe. Still the recipient is happy and so I'm happy.

Most often referred to as the bumblebee socks when people saw them being worked on they are in fact knit to be in the colours of Linacre College here in Oxford. It's a smaller, modern postgrad college built in red brick so it doesn't have the glorious dreaming spires but it does win the award for the best dressed rowing mascot I ever saw. If I had a dog I would have to knit it a coat like this:
Now the socks are on the hoof they are all set for the next stage in their travels - a weeks hols in Dorset - hurrah! See you soon x

14 comments:

Charity said...

Wonderful socks! :0)

raining sheep said...

The socks are great...and I just howled at the dog picture...now that is funny.

Rose Red said...

Hee hee, love the mascot in his (her?) coat! Socks look great. I think I would've ripped back to fix up the stripe too (and I HATE ripping back!)

Janey said...

Fab socks and perfectly matching stripes too! I never have the patience to get them to match!

PrincessPea said...

Love the socks! And I really love the dog coat - how cute! Have a good holiday.

Marianne said...

FABulous socks! I love ALL the stripes. Have great times on your holiday!

Amanda said...

Tagged you for a meme on my blog!

Lin said...

Fab socks!
I know a couple of dogs that would look great in that suit ...!!!

StarSpry said...

The socks look great! What an adorable little dog :D

modelwidow said...

Have a lovely holiday.
Like the socks, and yes my first thought was bumblebees too.

Kath said...

Great socks - you won't loose them in a hurry!! Pity you can't have a matching dog in suit - that would be fun! Sounds like you had great fun at I-Knit!

two hippos said...

I love your bumblebee sock!

Rachel said...

All kinds of colorful socks showing up lately! Loving the colors and the stripes!

blog-blethers said...

What a well groomed mascot! Love your socks and no wonder OH is chuffed with them.

Have a lovely break in Dorset!

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