Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Gentleman Socks for a Lady!

pattern: free Gentleman Socks by Kristi
yarn: online Supersocke 100 Summer - color 789, 45% cotton, 40% wool, 15% polyamide
needle: 2.25mm DP
Gauge: 6 1/2 sts = 1", 10 rows = 1"
destination: my feet
modifications: I used only the stitch pattern, the heel and toe construction are my basic sock knitting construction. I knit the leg part only 6", that's what I do for summer socks. My winter warm socks I knit 8 inches.

The stitch pattern is easy, still I managed to screw it up now and then, so I had to tink back from time to time. I love how it looks, but I don't think I'll use it again any time soon.




Mr. Pumpkin is still alive and kicking! ;o)






I'm participating in the Walker Treasury Project, which was a wonderful idea by Nicole . The following two swatches are my contribution so far. I think even swatches can be beautiful.



I made this swatch with self dyed yarn. Easter egg colores, yellow and green.

This swatch I knit first and dyed it later, Easter egg colors as well.
That's all.

21 comments:

Dave said...

I love those socks -- what a great colour!

Kelly said...

yippee!!!!
The socks are beautiful! You sure did finish them quick.
Your swatches are also yummy, love the pattern.

Sue J. said...

Gorgeous socks!

Tracy said...

Such happy colors today!

Um, Monika darling...I hate to break this to you but Mr. Pumpkin isn't really live anymore, but that's ok he still looks good! :-)

Sherry said...

Adorable socks, thanks for the link!!

Platypus said...

Wow, das gelb-grüne ist echt super, genau meine Farbe! Wahnsinn! Danke übrigens fürs brave kommentieren, da freut sich das Bloggerherz! *gg*

Tanya said...

LOVE the socks!!! Gorgeous colors! Your swatches are really nice, too.

Miki said...

I absolutely love your swatches.........the collor effects complement the patterns beautifuly. Your socks are an inspiration, I actually started to knit because I want to knit socks, lots of socks. 'Course, I haven't knitted one yet, but I do admire yours!
Micaela

Carrie K said...

I think I'd love Heike too! (Yes, I'm like 5 posts behind on you!)

Those socks are gorgeous. That looks like the twisted stitch pattern I did my pink shawl in. After the first 4 feet, it got easy. ;)

Oooh, pretty swatches! I love that BGW site. It's so nice to see the swatches in color.

Emily said...

I LOVE them!

TracyKM said...

How summery!
My mother kept a little pumpkin from last fall. My daughter (4) saw it in the basement in March, and I told her Grandma must be Cinderella, LOL.

Elinor said...

Those socks are really nice!!! Your blog photos today are so cheery. Thanks! :-)

hakucho said...

I really love those socks :) Such a pretty color...is that still your pumpkin from the fall? I can't believe it's still here. That is one sturdy pumpkin ;)

Your swatches are beautiful I love trying new stitches :)

happy knitting :)

pat said...

Yep - #789 - we have twin sock yarns, but yours is made into gorgeous socks and mine is still in the skein.
The swatches are beautiful....what a nice bright summer post today!

meg said...

absolutely love the socks and swatches. what colors!

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love your orange Gentleman's socks! The yarn is gorgeous and works well with the pattern. Very autumn-y feel to the socks even without the pumpkin next to them. ;)

Violiknit said...

Very pretty socks, and I love those vibrant green swatches! (I had to toss my pumpkin last month, finally)

Dipsy said...

I can't believe the speed with which you're knitting - this is highly impressive! And once more, what a gorgeous pair of socks - the colourway is fantastic, and so is the pattern!

Sidsel said...

Waaaow,lovely colours and nice socks...A lot of adorable socks beneath also :)

T-Mom said...

Gorgeous socks! I love the colors!

Li_B said...

I just bought three of the Walker books. I had no idea what I was missing without them. I'll look into that knit along, thanks for the link,
Li