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sorry for the contrasty pic

thigh highs? I was just teasing…suckers!
actually, I probably wasn’t. if I hadn’t made it with two ounces I’m sure I would’ve kept on going. we’ll just save that adventure for the next pair. for now I’m so ecstatic with my one little knee-high. I think I ended up increasing to 80 stitches and had enough yarn to knit a two inch cuff. as long as my scale isn’t lying, I should have exactly enough for the second sock. I don’t feel like tempting fate though, so I’ll be taking georgia’s offer on some extra yarn just in case (and to maybe make them a wee bit taller).
these socks are worrying me though. I don’t think I have the right shoes or skirt for them. these are definitely going to be skirt socks, but you have to carefully balance the look with the right shoes. one direction takes you into, what I like to call, “looking like a fool” territory, while another can make you look like you’re trying too hard. oh well, I guess this means I need to go shopping. I should probably knit knee-highs more often!

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  • Skylar August 14, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    Your sock is so cute. I think w/ a jean skirt and some Chuck Taylor All-Stars they will be a hit hands down!

  • Liz August 14, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    brown suede high tops! and a blue or brown suede skirt… awesome socks!

  • Cara August 14, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Shit. We have to wear our knee highs OUT? I was thinking around the house in an old t-shirt and shorts.
    The sock looks great. I LOVE IT!

  • Angela August 14, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Oooooh, I second the vote for the Chucks!

  • maryse August 14, 2006 at 5:43 pm

    i have some doc marten mary janes on a chunky sole that would look cute with them.
    but i would probably wear them with my dansko clogs and a long denim skirt.

  • Nonnahs August 14, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    OMG – CUTE!! That’s it. I need knee highs. It’s official!

  • jess August 14, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    that is one awesome sock!
    chucks, dansko/doc/born mary janes seem like they would all work and look cute… and dansko have these mary janes with a heel that look more dressy, if you want that. woo!

  • jennie August 14, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    awesome! and the colors are terrific.
    question — I’ve always been a big knee-high girl but I’ve been hesitant to make a pair because I don’t know how much yarn I’ll need. What’s your approx. yardage on that sock?

  • Iraida August 14, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    Your sock looks great. I have to get yarn for mine. I agree with the chucks. They’d look great with the socks.

  • Steph August 14, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Pretty! I have to say my patience for knee highs expired after my first pair. Oh yes they are cute, but take soooo loooong.

  • Kirsten August 14, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Love the knee highs! And that color, yum!

  • nat August 14, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    Very cool socks. I’m going to make some knee highs soon, too. πŸ™‚

  • Vickery August 14, 2006 at 9:51 pm

    Rockin’ socks! Those look amazing and I love them and I want to knit a pair for myself!

  • Jennifer August 14, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    Very cute!

  • Tara August 14, 2006 at 10:49 pm

    Ok, so I was already smitten with knee highs and wondering about the shoe thing myself. Then (really just 20 minutes ago) I saw a girl in stripey knee highs, cargo shorts and…chucks! She rocked it out and caught me checking out her legs! I wasn’t sure if it would be more embarrasing to let her think I was just checking her out or to admit I’m smitten with her socks!

  • erin August 14, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    Can’t wait to see how you will accessorise these gorgeous knee socks.

  • georgia August 14, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    woo! those are awesome. I’m going to send the rest of the yarn tomorow. i think i’ll start a pair in “culture club”.

  • Teyani August 15, 2006 at 12:04 am

    You know, if you have any trouble at all trying to figure out what to wear them with, I’d be delighted to take them off your hands@! πŸ™‚ They’re fabulous!!
    I’d vote for a denim skirt and maryjanes

  • Aija August 15, 2006 at 12:37 am

    I can’t wait to see your shoe choices, I was puzzling over the same thing. (Skirts too!) πŸ™‚

  • elizabeth August 15, 2006 at 12:52 am

    Rock them with the miniest of micro mini skirts and a stiletto heel. I dare you.

  • Annarella August 15, 2006 at 2:06 am

    Suede boots and suede skirt… sexy! Denim skirt would be hot too πŸ™‚

  • Lolly August 15, 2006 at 8:19 am

    I have been thinking the same thing about what to wear with my knee highs! (of course, you are a lot further than I am – 1/2 way there! I need more time to knit!!) The sock is quite wonderful. I can’t wait to see the pair πŸ˜‰

  • Stacey August 15, 2006 at 8:57 am

    any excuse for new shoes works! I love the pooling at the top – a nice little extra!

  • Aja August 15, 2006 at 9:32 am

    Awesome sock! I know the exact shoes for them, paired with a skirt, I am sending you an email with the link!

  • Julia August 15, 2006 at 9:54 am

    The fact that you can wear knee highs out at all is impressive. Hell would have to freeze over before any of mine saw the outside of a pair of jeans!

  • Stephanie August 15, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    Well look at you. I drop off the face of the earth for a couple of weeks and you knit knee high socks. Genius. I need to knit some too (if that means I get to go shopping).

  • Vicki August 15, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    Awesome colorway – I love those!!

  • Sarah August 15, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    I was just debating with myself if I could get away with knee high socks the other day. It’s definitely one of those looks that can be totally rockin or totally dorky. Have you figured out what to wear them with yet?

  • Leah August 15, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Ok, I guess I will accept no thigh highs for those kick ass knee highs!
    I think chuck’s or even the old school 3 eye doc martens with a jean skirt would rock!
    Hmmm, I feel the urge to knit some knee highs coming on!

  • Sandra August 15, 2006 at 7:18 pm

    it’s all about the chuck t’s, yo. thst sock is super, super cute. i can’t wait to see them modelled off.

  • Diane August 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Two questions:
    1) How many yards were in those two ounces?
    2) How long is your foot?
    I have a largish foot, and am curious as to how much yarn I’d need to make a pair of knee-highs. Yours look great, by the way! I hope you find the right outfit to go with them. πŸ™‚

  • Sharon August 16, 2006 at 6:57 am

    They are just great!

  • diana August 16, 2006 at 9:58 am

    A shopping trip is definitely in order! How about a sweet pair of mary janes or a lovely little flat shoe?

  • Amy August 16, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    Very cute. This may not flaunt them enough for your liking, but I like to wear knee highs so they peek out over a pair of tall boots.

  • Casey August 17, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome sock! I love knee highs but haven’t had a cool pair in so long. Maybe knitting some for myself is the answer. πŸ™‚
    Good luck finding the perfect shoes!

  • eunny August 17, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    ooh – teriffic-looking sock. Denim skirt and flat driving mocs – or kitten-heeled pumps πŸ™‚

  • Allison August 18, 2006 at 9:07 am

    Wow, your socks are lovely! I like how the colors knits up- randomly distributed most of the way. But I REALLY like your dragon skin sock below- the color with the pattern is fabulous!

  • Deb August 18, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    Stunning…won’t matter what else you’re wearing cuz everyone will be staring at the socks!

  • georgia August 18, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    i found the perfect skirt to wear with knee highs at good old target. $20. i love target.

  • Chrissy August 19, 2006 at 9:44 am

    WOW! That is one tall sock. You’ve got more patience than I do. It looks great!

  • Chris August 21, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    It looks great!! Knit knee-highs more often so you have to buy more skirts and shoes?? πŸ˜‰

  • stefanie August 24, 2006 at 2:25 am

    CUTE socks!
    So. You’ve developed a knee-high obsession…in August. Someone’s looking forward to cooler temps!

  • hege August 24, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Your knee high looks great, and I really love the Dragon Skin socks as well. Quite a lot of valuable suggestions in these comments for how to wear handknitted socks! I should bookmark this page as a reference πŸ™‚

  • Gracie August 26, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    Cute socks! And, if you don’t have anything to wear them with, you will just have to go shopping!

  • Barb August 27, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing how you just kept knitting! Lovely looking socks!

  • rhelynn August 31, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Wow! Nice knee-highs and toe-up too!

  • Emily September 4, 2006 at 1:46 am

    Any excuse to go shopping is good by me πŸ˜€

  • amy September 13, 2006 at 10:39 am

    where you at? ;] j/k, life just sometimes gets in the way of blogging, but i miss your posts…and i confess i want to see the second kneesock.

  • BrownPants September 14, 2006 at 6:08 am

    DEFINITELY skirt socks! Love them.

  • melissa September 15, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    where my bitter purl at?
    i need my sock fix!

  • gray la gran September 19, 2006 at 10:05 am

    i was hoping by now you’d figured out how to sport your socks, so i can figure out what to wear with mine!
    i’m beginning to think a new pair of danskos might be in order ….

  • soknitpicky December 30, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Hi, Yahaira. So good to see your work! I’m lovin’ that sweater. I’ve been out of it for awhile but am back to knitting and working at that stash!