Friday, July 27, 2007

Birth of the Sockapalooza Socks

Started July 1, finished July 26.




Sockapalooza socks, Belle Maman in Austermann Step #09 (whiskey). I used 2.5mm needles, and the only thing I did differently was the heel turn. The knit rows had a K2tog, and I did SSK cuz I like the look of it better.



Then (1972):




Now (2007, well technically last summer - no current pics):



Happy 35th, old fart! Now you've caught up with me!

Happy knitting!

9 Comments:

Blogger Charity said...

Happy Birthday to the lucky Mr.!

Great finished socks, Lexa, I really like the way the pattern and yarn work together. :0)

11:50 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Love the socks! That pattern looks great in those colors.

And, Happy Birthday to the Big Man!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

Happy B-day to your boy ... 35, eh? you 2 are just young 'uns!

nice looking SP4 socks (so far, Whiskey is my favorite austerman colour)- glad to hear you finished before going away on your trip (I am working on mine tomorrow evening and Sunday) Aug. 2nd is next Thursday - less than a week! I gotta get myy arse in gear. I am working tomorrow, so can't work in the day.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

The Austermann socks are beautiful - lucky pal!!
35? You two are so young!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your socks look great! I love the colour and the way it knit up.

Seems a drib cooler this morning. Let's hope it stays that way. I can't take another day like yesterday!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

I am thinking about knitting the little pink bag you did for S's little girl (is the blue one done yet?) Would you say it takes more than 1/2 a ball? I have some leftover turquoise that I'd like to make it with, but if I run out- there is none at the shopto finish it off.

I think it is really cute in bright jazzy colours!

1:38 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love those socks!!!!

Old fart...too cute!! Hope he had a good day!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

thanks for the offer of turquoise yarn ... you don't have to do that! I was just wondering how much it takes ... I don't have enough so I will make one a different colour, or wait until you restock the turquoise. You will have enough left from your slippers to make one yourself!

Have fun on your trip!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, sock pal here! Love your socks. Someone's going to love them.

I'm afraid your own socks are going to be a little late. Life got in the way for a bit, but now I'm less busy again, I'm knitting as fast as I can!

9:06 AM  

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