Thursday, May 11, 2006

Black Purl and Killer Shoes

Actually, they're "glass slippers" for Lil's prom this weekend. As the self-described "princess" of the family - these were just too perfect to pass up. They will look smashing with her beautiful ice-blue Cinderella dress - I'll get pics. Lots of pics. Kaity too - her dress is so perfect for her - well, you'll see. My daughters, they're beauties... (spoken as a true mom)

But, as I'm sure you can tell, the first thing I thought of when I saw these shoes were "they'd be perfect for sock pictures!!" No, I'll never wear them like this, but they do show off a black purl nicely, don't they?

I.love.these.socks...

Sorry for the not-so-great picture. I was bent over, taking a picture of my own feet, upside down, blood rushing to my head... it's amazing how hard that actually is! Look at my little toes gripping!!

Specs:
Pattern
: Simply Lovely Lace Socks, Spring 2006 IK
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, Black Purl colorway. I used just barely over one skein
Needles: size 2 Crystal Palace DPNs

Comments: I did the cast on for 60 stitches, and did the Picot cuff - which I must say - I LOVE!!! I'll be using this a lot. Very cute, very easy.

Also, I did NOT knit through the back loops, as it says to in the pattern. Why - because I didn't want to, that's why... I tried it for awhile, hated it, didn't want to be stressed while knitting... and so, there. I just didn't. So, my socks don't have those twisted stitches, but hey - it saved my sanity and I still think they're "Simply Lovely."

And, here ya go... just because she's cute- Carmie-in-a-box.

29 Comments:

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

Beautiful socks, Lynda! That pattern shows off the black purl so well. I'm very impressed that you can photograph your feet while all the blood is rushing to your head. And it's not even blurry! I'd have been falling over for sure. ;o)

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous jillian said...

Gorgeous socks! Love your kitty picture, too - awwwwww!

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Ooooh...ahhhhhh...lovely socks! I really like them in that colorway. And I loved reading about Purl's day out (and your day "off)!

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Oh my gosh, those shoes are so killer!!!! And I can't believe you took that picture yourself (I thought someone took it for you) hanging upside down!!! Wow! All that exercise lately is surely paying off if you can bend like that! My goodness, though, I don't mean to overlook the socks - rather I saved the best for last. They came out so great . . . and who needs a twisted stitch anyway (I'm doing it on my Embossed Leaves ribbing and hating it too. Only 11 more rows then no more twisted stitches!!!)

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Your socks are great! And I love the picot edge-they are next on my list. Well, after my current sockies are done-they are utterly unsuitable for picot edging. But my next pair--look out!

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Emma said...

The socks look great. It seems like a fun pattern, and the results are always beautiful. I can't wait to try it myself!

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Lynda, it just struck me why my Simply Lacy socks are in a deep black hole... It's the knitting through the back thing. ARGhH! Yours are quite lovely, though.

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

Killer shoes and killer socks! You did a great job on those socks. I, too, am totally impressed that you could take a picture like that.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger keohinani said...

wow. great socks!

i'm sorry, lynda. but every time i see shoes like that, i always recall the time my friend referred to them as "stripper slippers." i had a pair similar to those, and i couldn't wear them after he said that. damn those college boys!

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger uhoava gnu said...

Beautiful socks! My first idea of those shoes would've been, too, "oh, which sock i could photograph with them".. In this blog I've seen some really nice sock pic's: http://www.imaybeknittingaranchhouse.com/

Looking forward the prom pic's!

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger patti said...

Funny, when I saw the pattern in IK I wasn't so impressed. But your socks look beautiful!!!!

Can't wait to see the prom pics, too!

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger Christine said...

The socks turned out *so* wonderful! Great job! :-)

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

I love those socks, and their colour! Gee, I don't know how anyone could walk in those shoes - they look a little high! Course at one time I would have worn them...I must be getting old now, sigh.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger duchessofgravity said...

wow those rea

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger duchessofgravity said...

ller shoes! you wren't kidding. i'd kill myself trying to walk whenn i fell off of them! wow. can she really walk in those? i'm impressed! ;)

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Wow, I can't believe how funky these shoes look, and I agree, they're just perfect for moldeing socks! I absolutely love your socks by the way, what an amazing colorway, and the pattern is beautiful - great work!
That kitty pic is sooo cute, aren't these little things all the most curious beings ever? :)

 
At 4:55 AM, Blogger mamma said...

I do love those shoes.
I tried those socks, but I hated knitting tbl, I might have to do it again, just knitting normal. They look great.

 
At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socks came out great - you're becoming so fast!! Jealous...
Yes, killer shoes!! Believe it or not, I have a similar pair - 2 straps instead of one with rhinestones down through the middle of the straps. I was already calling them my "Cinderella" shoes - funny!!
Marsha

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Those socks and glass slippers are a sexy combination. hee-hee-hee. I'd have had to take that shot too....how could you resist such a great way to show off such good looking socks :)

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Hee hee - Cinderella never had it so good! LOVE how your socks turned out.

Hi Carmie! Chaos says you look pretty hot in that box.

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous amanda cathleen said...

Lovely socks perfect pattern for Black Purl!! And such killer shoes!! Double points for not falling! Carmie is just too cute!! AWWW!!

 
At 6:04 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Lynda! Fantastic socks! And those shoes ARE killer.

knitting through the back loop sucks. You have to knit AND purl through the back loops on that Demi I'm working on, throughout the entire sweater. It's a major pain in the ASS.
Your socks look great without that dumb technique. :)

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

Those are killer shoes. They look like they are your size too. Momma may need to borrow for a sexy night out.

Happy Mother's Day,
Amy

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

These socks are wonderful! I like the colour too.

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger KnitPastis said...

You are so swanky!! Bet you are loving these socks and won't take them off!

 
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