Friday, October 4, 2013

The Paws socks

have been welcomed into their new home.
So I played a little more.

Using leftovers can be a lot of fun, if sometimes frustrating.
The amazing generosity of fellow a crafter was essential to this project. I am not a planner, I'm guessing you already figured that out the way I flit around from here to there. I had some leftover yarns, same brand and weight, which I thought would work in a particular way, but it soon became evident that there was insufficient of the purple colour to complete the socks the way I envisaged. The wonderful woolly world of Ravelry came to the rescue, a quick message there asking if any bits out there needed a new home and all was sorted very quickly. A little lovely purpleness flew south for inclusion in these socks.

A little paw detail on the bottom of the foot.

This project began after a discussion about odd socks, so I made 'not quite a pair'. While the two socks are not the same they are complimentary.

As they were headed to a home where the pets are important members of the family I played with some colourwork cats and dogs. I am very happy with the final product and hesitated at the mail box, they nearly didn't make it to their destination.

They're happily keeping toes warm in their new home.
The last day of holidays here and the sun has been shining so I spent a little time at the beach with my needles in hand this afternoon. The sock partners will be finished this weekend.

Looking forward to Friday night with friends tonight, hope to see you there.
If I can find the fabric I'm thinking that I will get some sewing done. It's been a long time since Nomee has been out to play.

Hope the sun is shining in your creative space today.

12 comments:

marina said...

you are so the queen of socks!!
love these ones and the three colours look fantastic together.
think these ones are my new favourites.
enjoy your fnsi!

Cheryll said...

You are amazing...love the new "odd" pair of socks! Great colours and pattern. :)

Cardygirl said...

Just amazing...you really are the Queen of Socks!

Maria said...

Always love your sock creations..

linda said...

These are amazing! love them. :)

Tammy said...

You truly are the sock queen! Those are awesome. Amazing what you can create with a pair of needles. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Charlie and Wendy said...

They are amazing, lots of wonderful details!

Shay said...

Im sitting with very warm tootsies as I read this post...BEST.SOCKS.EVER. Thank you so much !I love them !

Rachaeldaisy said...

These are the coolest socks ever made!!!!!

Fiona said...

love those socks...
Hugz

katherine said...

They look fantastic!

Leanne said...

wow those socks are awesome.