Friday, July 03, 2009

Lazy Leaves

An aptly named pattern - I've been very lazy in the heat of the last week and so missed the end of June deadline - though good news for me is that they can count for the July catch up month. I was determined to finish them tonight so that I didn't add another mountain to my Tour de France challenge starting tomorrow.
Pattern: Lazy Leaves
Yarn: Patons Purple Heather - 1671, 4oz
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs
Started:6 June 2009
Finished: 3 July 2009

They were a little large for the sock blockers or stunt foot so a combination of both are employed to show the details. I'm a firm convert to Judy's Magic Cast-On after this and the sewn bind off definitely suits me. I need to try the afterthought heel before I conclude that my toe up sock recipe is perfected, the heel flap looks nice and wins for me over the short row heel but I don't think it's as much fun as a top down heel flap. Still I'm definitely more in favour of the toe up now, it feels a bit like learning to write with my left hand - I think I'll always favour the top down but it's nice to be sockily ambidextrous!

17 comments:

Kath said...

Nice Socks! Must try a toe-up heel flap sock soon!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I only do my socks toe up, that way I can use every inch of the yarn.

dr k said...

oh they look awesome. i will persist with my attempts at toe ups then!

marycatharine said...

Great socks! The colour is perfect for the pattern.

t does wool said...

oh...gorgeous...if I could only focus on socks once in awhile...lovely.

Charity said...

Sockily Ambidextrous! Love that! :o)

knitting sprouts said...

they are really nice aren't they? what is your tdf project? I think you might be right about making mine socks but I know I can do that and knitting a whole cardigan is a huge challenge for me. 5 cm done so far!

Anna said...

They look great! I'm working on my first toe up heel flaps at the moment, but the heat has put the kybosh on knitting this week!

Marianne said...

SO Very Pretty!!!
Your 'leg' cracked me up, how convenient!

Caffeine Girl said...

Love the socks. Reminds me of Embossed Leaves.

And more yarn out than in -- good for you!

Rose Red said...

They look fabulous!

I agree about being sockly ambidextrous, it's very nice to use different techniques. I like the gusset/heel flap over short row heels too - but still prefer them top down too!

Kyoko said...

What a lovely socks! The pattern is so nice. I should try the magic cast on next time :D

modelwidow said...

Lovely socks, the yarn is perfect for that pattern.

raining sheep said...

Those are beautiful socks...being a big sock knitter myself I truly appreciate a perfect sock. I have tried the top down and must say I am not a fan. Oh well. As you so perfectly put it: it is good to be ambidextrous.

two hippos said...

They look great, amazed you can knit in the heat too.

Bells said...

love that colour. Love the pattern. Maybe one day I'll love toe up...

Linda said...

I love your socks but not toe up! I think I need to give it another go one day.

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