Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Sock and The Earworm

One week after casting on the first Dream In Color Sleepwalker sock, I can happily report it is complete. Pardon the paddle foot:

Sleepwalker Socks - top view
(Modified "Sleepwalker" - instep)

Sleepwalker Socks - side view
(Modified "Sleepwalker" - side view)

Once I've done the pair, I'll detail all the modifications I made to this well-written pattern. For now, suffice it to say I really like how it turned out. All I have to do is to keep the first sock handy for the handful of heel, instep and toe changes that produced this lovely item.

Debi asked whether there was sufficient yardage with this sock-weight Dream In Color yarn to safely knit socks top down. Sock, the first, weighed in at 1.25 ounces. With approximately 4 ounces to the skein of Smooshy, I'd say the answer is an unqualified "yes." In fact, I'm sure I'll have lots of leftovers.

What about the earworm referenced in the title of this post? Thanks to Knit Mongrel, I couldn't stop myself from humming this winning number from Britain's Got Talent: Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Turandot. I certainly couldn't sleep as I knit, purled and sang "All'alba vincerò! (At daybreak, I shall win!)" toward the toe finish line.

Bravo, Paul Potts.



Blogger Leslie said...

Very pretty color and pattern!

6/21/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Beautiful sock!

Paul Potts is amazing. He brings tears to my eyes and chills to my spine when I hear him sing. Just amazing.

6/21/2007 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

OMG Karen. THANK YOU for the link to Paul Potts. Take it from a retired opera singer. He is fabulous!

I can't believe you like opera and have paddle feet - just like me. In fact that's exactly what my husband calls them, "Susan's great big paddle feet." At size 10, they do have a certain, ahem, shall we say, presence to them.

I hear handknit socks make your feet look smaller...

6/21/2007 07:05:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

It's beautiful hunny, now if I could just get my pair off the ground (4th false start talking here!)I hope these are for YOU cause thay are lovely and a perfect fit!

6/22/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Blogger Knit Masala said...

The socks are beautiful. What a lovely pattern.

And after Knit Mongrel's last post, I figured you'd be humming "Everybody Knows." That's what's been going through my mind...

6/22/2007 08:16:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Lovely sock pattern, lovely yarn!

Thank you for the link to Paul Pott's success! OH my, I had no idea you liked opera either - and from one who worked in opera arts admin for many years, he's AMAZING!


6/22/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

That's a very pretty sock. I love the color! :)

6/22/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ooooh. Pretty sock!

6/22/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

I really like how the variegation on the Dream in Color yarn works up - just nice bits of color with no striping or pooling to worry over. Lovely color, too.

I did my DinC socks toe-up but I could make them fairly long and too big and still have a bit of yarn left over.

6/23/2007 05:07:00 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

The socks look great on, they appear to be a perfect fit. It looks your knitting stamina is building, or is that an illusion? Take care and be well.

6/23/2007 06:14:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

The sock looks beautiful! What do you think of the yarn? I saw it at Knitwerks the other day, and it didn't seem all that soft.

6/23/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful sock!

6/23/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Your socks are gorgeous! When I was writing up the pattern I couldn't decide between knitting the entire pattern down the foot or the way I wrote it up.

6/24/2007 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

love how those socks are turning out, so pretty. The pattern and the color are amazing together.

6/27/2007 08:11:00 PM  

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