Friday, February 11, 2011

my lovely socks!

And I say I never win anything!  Wrongo!  I sure did this time. Look at my lovely sockies... from Anne.  It was her second blogiversary and 600th post all at the same time... a busy lady.  But...somewhere in there she still finds time to knit ...and knit some more...and 3 of us lucked out and got socks.  From a lovely yarn with circus themed names.... we chose our own colours and voila....socks!



















As a total non-knitter I just don't understand knitting at all. How do they fit so perfectly?  when all she had to go by was the length of my foot?  Amazing.  Nor do I understand how, from a single variegated strand of yarn, a pattern is formed...but, somehow it happens!  Somebody, somewhere... must have gone to an awful lot of work figuring how to make it do that.



















They fit perfectly Anne!  heel and toe bang on... tops perfect....















I love my socks!

... and...that wasn't all.  In the packet there was also a lovely piece of fabric that is designed and made right there in her area.  She wonders if perhaps one of the dolls might like to wear it someday.















Now, I'll have to get my thinking cap on ... and I'll definitely have to be organized before I cut into it.  I think I better make the original design in muslin and transfer the design to the good stuff.

Hmmmmm....

... can't even turn my back for a minute to change batteries in the camera and somebody gets curious.... just had to feel the material and check it out didn't they?.....

Thanks again Anne.... oooooh.... who's a lucky girl?

12 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

those are really really pretty socks :)

maybe the bears want to steal it for a blanket?

Serena said...

What a fabulous win, Vee!! The socks are beautiful! I loved the way you modelled them too ~ :)

OH those sneaky bears...lol

Terra said...

Wonderful scrumptious socks. How does she do it? And the fabric too. Congratulations.

Catherine said...

Now those look like warm Canadian winter socks!! Comfy cozy indeed!

Your two little bears are adorable!
xo Catherine

Lisa said...

What a lucky girl you are!!! It sure would be nice to wear a pair of hand knitted socks, to keep my tootsies warm!
Your little bears are so adorable.

Lisa

Susan said...

Such happy feet!
Better check your socks before putting them on next time though... they would make great little sleeping bags for those cute bears :)

Daisy said...

Those socks are cool, and they look warm, too!

frayedattheedge said...

Beautifully modelled!! The fabric is 100% wool, designed by a local husband and wife tema - there fabric is used by some majow fashion designers round the world! They used to have an amazing remnants basket, filled with delicious offcuts, which they sold very cheaply - alas, it is no more - just as well I bought lots!!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Those socks look amazing!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Vee! Now those are some BEAUTIFUL socks! You lucky girl! ...I love all your pretty feetsies photos, and how your adorable little guys are checking out Anne's great fabric!...Sending you a Happy Valentine's Day hug! xo Paulette

Shashi Nayagam said...

Those socks look lovely and warm just the thing for your kind of weather or for that matter my kind of weather too.

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Vee,
I love your socks!!! They are really a beautiful color. Lucky you. They look soooo cute on you.
Did you celebrate Valentine's Day? My hubby and I was just lazy all day.We are having Spring like weather right now,but that will change in a few days.Down South here you never know what the weather will be.
Speaking of hubby,he's coming though the door,so will cut thia short. He is a computer hog. I never get to stay on long.Bye now,
LOL XXOO Marie