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Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Sunday, May 06, 2007


I really loved making these Hedera socks.... I don't know if it was the easy-to-memorize lace repeat or the beautiful Fleece Artist sock yarn, but I enjoyed every minute of them. The pattern can be found at knitty and is by the wonderful sock designer, Cookie A. I have a few more of her patterns I would like to knit (especially the knee highs - what is it about knee highs? Love them).

I find every time I make a pair of socks I get a little bit better at fitting them to my feet. These were knit from the top down with 2.5 mm addi turbos - magic loop style (my fav). For my size 7 feet, I used 84 grams of the generous 105 gram skein of Fleece Artist. I made sure to add a few pattern repeats to the leg to make them nice and long. As well, I decreased a few extra times on the foot to compensate for my narrow arch.

They are still a bit loose as the yarn stretches a bit with wear, but sometimes I don't want to wear really fitted socks. The heel is a bit high and I would reduce the rows on the heel flap if I were to make these again. Don't they look fabulous in my Dansko's though?

And who is that trying to get in on the picture?

Of course, my most photogenic kitty, Oscar.

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Blogger Chrissy said...

Great socks! Oscar is such a cutie!

May 06, 2007 12:55 p.m.  
Blogger Veronique said...

Lovely socks, and what a pretty color :)

May 06, 2007 4:03 p.m.  
Blogger Carley said...

pretty color! Glad you had time for a quick post! And Oscar is as handsome as ever :)

May 06, 2007 11:26 p.m.  
Blogger dana said...

The socks look fab, as usual. And aren't cats always like that- wanting to get wherever the action is? (Unless of course you WANT them to be where the action is, in which case, you can't get them to budge... cats!)

May 07, 2007 7:27 a.m.  
Blogger karen said...

Those socks are fabulous! And the shoes? OH THE SHOES!!! Super cute :)

May 07, 2007 8:53 a.m.  
Blogger Macoco said...

beautiful! i love those colors.

May 09, 2007 8:47 a.m.  
Blogger Jen said...

Those are gorgeous! Beautiful job. :)

May 10, 2007 5:09 a.m.  
Anonymous Ellen said...

They are beautiful, and they do look fab in the Dansko's. Give the kitty a scratch for me.

May 10, 2007 9:06 p.m.  
Blogger Terhi said...

I love them! Fleece Artist just might be my favorite sock yarn ever - the colours are so great!

May 11, 2007 6:08 a.m.  
Blogger Alison said...

Very pretty socks, Robin! They look great in the shoes, too -- although I think anything would look great in those shoes. :)

May 12, 2007 11:29 a.m.  
Blogger aija said...

They're great! I love your shoes, too :)

May 12, 2007 12:36 p.m.  
Blogger Irie said...

very very nice!! and cute kitty... :)

May 19, 2007 10:02 a.m.  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Oh, your Hederas are so stunning. And LOVE that Fleece Artist colorway!

June 04, 2007 8:44 a.m.  
Anonymous melanie said...

Those socks are beautiful! Almost as beautiful as your kitty.

July 01, 2007 11:48 a.m.  

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