Wednesday, June 13, 2007

FO: At Last!

blue sock monkeyCan you believe it? Who knew it would take this long to finish a pair of socks? I certainly didn't. At last, my Sockapalooza 4 pal's pair is all sewn up. I started these socks in early May and it took 3 weeks to finish Sock, the first. It took slightly less time for the mate. OK, not really, but I perceive it as less time. A girl's gotta dream, eh?

So here they are, all ready for shipping on August 2nd. I even have a few little extras planned which I think my pal will approve of. What can I say? I'm a giver.

Mona Socks

Pattern: Mona, by Cookie A.
Yarn: Yarn All Over, Moss colorway, approximately 400 yards of superwash merino wool.
Modifications: Absolutely none. The pattern was perfect as is.

By the way, just in case you were wondering about the colorful bits sticking out from the top of the socks, I've gotten some fabulous new sock blockers, courtesy of Leggy Creations. They're cats and mice partying and they are so cute, in a style that is vaguely reminiscent of Guy Buffet's whimsical French waiter.

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Blogger Bonne Marie said...

I am catching my breath -- those are SO beautiful, m'lady!

I love the sock blockers, too!

Your Pal will LOVE 'em, to be sure :)

6/13/2007 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

great socks! i think I just saw these scroll by on ravelry as done... ;) your pal will love them, and I am happy to see this pattern worked up in a slightly variegated yarn!

love them! :)

6/13/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

You're always one for inspiration. :)

6/13/2007 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Yay for you!
They are gorgeous

6/13/2007 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Gorgeous socks. Just love them!

6/14/2007 01:10:00 AM  
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6/14/2007 01:10:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Perfect and oh, so green. They remind me of sunlight through leaves.

6/14/2007 04:50:00 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Those are STUNNING! :)

6/14/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

i LOVE LOVE those!

6/14/2007 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Cute socks. I'm sure she'll love them (I would.)


6/14/2007 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Those are awesome!! I love the color!!

6/14/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Just gorgeous! Lucky sock pal...

6/14/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger Jess Poskozim said...

6 weeks is NOT too long to work on a pair of socks. :) Especially since my pair aren't done yet. Honestly, those are great socks, your receipient is very lucky.

6/14/2007 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous lynette said...

i love sarah's description the best. your socks are wonderful. i'll have to start my pair soon.

oh, i signed up to be notified when more of those great sock blockers would be back in stock. thanks for sharing. ;)

6/14/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love your monas more then i love mine! they're just beautiful. and i adore those sock blockers! i'll be saving my pennies for a pair.

6/14/2007 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Thanks for the mention on the blockers Karen : ) And those socks are dreamy looking that you dressed them in !

6/16/2007 04:34:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I have sock blockers from Leggy Creations too! Becky made me a gorgeous set. :-) (Hi Becky!)

Terrific knitting, Karen. Your pal is a lucky woman!

6/17/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Excellent socks! Well done!

6/17/2007 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Beautiful socks, beautiful sock blockers. Well done, my friend.

6/18/2007 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Oohh! very lovely socks! Your pal will definitely love them!

6/19/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

Beautiful socks!
Who wouldn't love those!!!!
What a lucky pal!

6/25/2007 07:20:00 AM  

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