We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Olympics!

child's french sock wip

Look ma! A heel! No clue how I did this other than I was motivated by some gorgeous silk in the mail and I don’t want to leave a half finished sock hanging. Maybe I’ll have a finished sock tonight! Who knows! And to think, I’m not in any team or challenge.

I actually can’t believe I’ve been knitting these since it’s mostly ribbing (to be technical it would be moss or seed stitch depending on what row you’re on), since I think we all know how much I hate ribbing. It must be that little bit of “lace” thrown in there. These are the ‘child’s french sock’ from Knitting Vintage Socks, an 1800’s Weldon’s pattern Nancy Bush updated to fit an average woman’s foot. I like the way it feels for the most part, except I think I should have gone down a needle size for the ankles. My ankles are of the skinny/bony persuasion and the sock feels a little loose around the gusset/ankle area…oops. At least the yarn is springy and is keeping mostly everything in place. Rumor has it that there’s some sort of yarn gathering this week, if I were going to said gathering I would pick up a skein or two of Tess Designer Yarns. I’m sure she’s going to have a huge a booth right in front. Just saying.

The sockpal-watch continues…I think I should have mentioned that my pal is a dude (I wouldn’t go on and on about the size of the foot if it was a girl). A dude that would appreciate some cables. I have a loosely-set game plan in my mind: I’ll be knitting with sport or dk weight yarn, I’ll make up some pattern that will prevent me from going crazy but will also make my pal happy, and it needs to be green or purple or white uhhh I’m not sure yet. It will be some color. Did you see that some people already finished their socks?! crap

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  • eunny February 14, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Ooh! Cute! Great color. Uh, not that I have an obsession with that color lately, or anything.

  • Purly Whites February 14, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    I love these socks and the color is perfect. I actually saw the original version of this sock on Sunday, and it is fabulous. You’ve been productive.

  • Jeanie February 14, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    AUGH!!! They’re AWESOME!!!

  • tabbytuxedo February 14, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Wow! You’ve got a lot done! I will be looking for Tess at the said yarn gathering. I got the hint! šŸ˜‰

  • Lolly February 14, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    Holy crap, Y! Circs must be SO much faster than DPNs. I have another inch and the heel and foot to go. At your speed though, you will probably have the pair done by the time I finish my *second* sock. Wow. Well, at least they look awesome.Just slow down a little! hehe

  • Chris February 14, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    Ooo-la-la, that’s a gorgeous sock!

  • caitlyn February 14, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    Wow, I’m impressed! I need to try circs instead of DPNs.

  • Angela February 15, 2006 at 2:29 am

    Don’t trip, girl. I haven’t even given mine a thought yet. We’ve got plenty of time. And you go with your turbo-knitting self!

  • winnie February 15, 2006 at 3:45 am

    that is such a gorgeous color.. i really need to buy that book. man… i feel so left out..

  • aquaknits February 15, 2006 at 5:06 am

    Looks great so far! I haven’t had the nerve to try socks yet, but I also lean toward the bony ankle persuasion, and have wondered about fit.

  • Reese February 15, 2006 at 10:59 am

    You are fast!! Hmm Stitches West eh? I will have to keep an eye out for when that comes to my neighborhood… Supposedly in September or so maybe?

  • Gracie February 15, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    They are beautiful! I need to get that book. Ok, and those that have already finished are just darn overachievers.

  • Annarella February 15, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    Your lacey sox are coming along nicely – love the colour, and you’re so disciplined, I’d thrown in the towel ages ago with all that seed/moss stitch!!xxx

  • Elspeth February 15, 2006 at 8:48 pm

    My pal is a woman, but she has size 11 feet! Does that count?! I can’t believe some people have already finished their sockapaloooza socks too! Yours look great!

  • kerrie February 16, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Hows that Angelica coming along then? šŸ˜‰

  • Stephanie February 16, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful. I was very disturbed to know people have finished already. And I thought I was doing good to have yarn (hopefully it will work) and have picked out a pattern. Over-achievers!

  • kris February 17, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    oh my, so pretty! the yarn looks absolutely divine and it’s perfect with that pattern. i love the suttle variegation – just the way i like it šŸ˜‰

  • Cookie February 17, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    Wow, those socks are AWESOME! I love the texture. And the color is beautiful.