Saturday, March 07, 2009

mermaid tails...

my Show-off Stranded socks (using the 2nd shipment from my personal sock club) are finished.

Using Wired for Fibre's "Rita", these were quickly claimed by Lily, because the looked like "mermaids' tails" - so sweet.

Their completion meant it must have been time for another shipment!

Also in Wired for Fibre "Rita", this shipment is "Kelp", which has been appropriately paired with Archiknist's "Seaweed Socks" pattern.


These are toe-up, which I'm not that confident with (well, mainly the cast on and the heel - the rest I'm fine with!)

After a quick tutorial at our last local S'n'B, I think I have the hang of the cast on at least.

I love the waving strands of this pattern, which is basically a broken rib. It's showcasing the beautiful dye-work of this yarn off perfectly!


9 comments:

Leonie said...

Love the yarn, especially the green "kelp" oh so lovely. The socks are looking amazing!

Trudi said...

Love the colours

Rose Red said...

Both really great pairings of yarn and patterns - fabulous! Now I want my next shipment...but I guess I'll have to finish the second sock first...

cseneque said...

Those swishy green socks are just gorgeous. And mermaid tails--you've got an oceanic theme going on, I love it.

cher said...

Love the Kelp. I must get my sock yarn out and get to work, your socks have inspired me!

Reckless Glue said...

oh I love that green!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Love that wool. Love those patterns. Love those legs.

Stitch Sista said...

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2paw said...

Oh what gorgeous socks and the Kelp is divine and the colours suit the pattern so well!!