September 22, 2009

Are You Bored Yet?

Welcome to Fall. In honor of the season - these are my pumpkin socks. Pattern is ladybug socks - but I made them out of orange yarn and they are now pumpkin socks. They took me forever, through no fault of the socks. I got them cast on, but then because they needed concentration they kept getting put aside for knits that needed less thought. Once I actually started working on them - I was able to commit the pattern to memory and even work on them on the bus! I know, right?! They have all my usual specks - toe up; two at a time; gusset and heel flap. I do increase the gusset to 20 stitches per side and I like them much better that way, but I need to remember to start the heel earlier - about 3.5" short. While they fit fine, I think they will fit better if I start the gusset increases earlier. These will be fun to wear this year with my jeans. A nice bright pop of pumpkin peaking out when I sit or walk.

9 comments :

  1. YUM! They look like orange sherbet! These are about as yummy as the Tomato Soup Sox!

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  2. Ah, pumpkin... I REALLY want some savory pumpkin and pasta!

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  3. Pumpkin socks - what a great autumn idea! It's nice that you have guaranteed knitting time every work day. As long as people don't start referring to you as the crazy bus knitting lady.

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  4. I think you should send them to Chan. We all know how much she loves anything orange.

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  5. tee hee... they have little pumpkin shaped gourd like thingies in the pattern! How perfect is that for your fall themed sock :)

    Very cute!

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  6. Great pumpkin socks! Hey, "The Great Pumpkin" socks. SNOL Get it? he he

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  7. I'm with Anita..."The Great Pumpkin" Socks. Love 'em!

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