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Saturday, October 7, 2006

Toasty Toes "Sehr Gut"

That translates to ToastyToes - very good !... and all done !
I totally enjoyed knitting this lovely pattern; and despite the tiny nature of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, it was a fairly fast knit.

Here are the specs:

Pattern : Fiber Trends Leaf Lace Sock written by Evelyn Clark
I love the way Evelyn writes her patterns. They are completely clear, and never ever contain mistakes. The lace is a delight to make - and might have even inspired me to knit a lace shawl.. now that's an accomplishment.
needles: size 1 dpn
yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport - color powder blue
Modifications: I decided that since my Toasty Toes pal is a totally lacey-kind-of-gal, that these socks needed a bit of a more fancy heel. I used the eye of partridge pattern, and followed the directions from Sensational Knitted Socks to pick up the slipped stitches along the side of the heel flap - it involves picking up the inside of the stitch, and knitting through the back. It gives you a delightful twisted edge along the heel.
And of course I couldn't resist trying them on - don't ya know... especially after my initial fiasco yarn that I tried. I just had to make sure that they would hold up to being taken on and off :-)

They are all washed up now, and awaiting a complete dry, then I will pack up the box and add a few goodies. It's hard to wait until the end of the month to send them on their way .
Crossing my fingers in hopes that they fit !
thanks again go out to Amanda for sponsoring yet another totally fun swap. You're the best girl!

17 Comments:

At October 7, 2006 at 6:35 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

Teyani those socks are absolutely wonderful! Your recipient will be a very fortunate person indeed. "Sehr Gut" woman!

 
At October 7, 2006 at 6:56 PM, Blogger Ramona said...

Very pretty! I love the powder blue color.

 
At October 7, 2006 at 7:26 PM, Anonymous Leah said...

Teyani, they are just lovely! You don't have to wait until the end of the month to send them to me. Send 'em now, and it will be our little secret!!

 
At October 7, 2006 at 7:43 PM, Blogger Carole said...

Those are wonderful and your pal is very lucky!

 
At October 7, 2006 at 9:00 PM, Blogger margene said...

Oh my! You're finished and they are fabulous. Truly a lovely gift for some lucky swapper.

 
At October 8, 2006 at 3:11 AM, Blogger JennyRaye said...

Beautiful socks, Teyani! I have that pattern hanging around somewhere--must try it after seeing yours. You have one lucky pal :o)

 
At October 8, 2006 at 5:46 AM, Anonymous Becky said...

Those are some divine looking socks Teyani! Are they mine? I can hope!

 
At October 8, 2006 at 7:50 AM, Anonymous Kelly said...

Gorgeous socks! Your pal is going to love them!

 
At October 8, 2006 at 10:59 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Sie sind ganz gut! They're beautiful. Your sock buddy will love them!

 
At October 9, 2006 at 5:19 AM, Blogger Karen said...

They are beautiful Teyani! You are going to have one happy pal when they open that box!

 
At October 9, 2006 at 1:38 PM, Anonymous Erin said...

Ohhh...I want them! They are so beautiful. Your pal is very lucky.

 
At October 9, 2006 at 6:34 PM, Blogger amanda said...

They are gorgeous! I know they will be loved :o)

 
At October 10, 2006 at 7:38 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

Those came out simply stunning!!!

 
At October 10, 2006 at 12:54 PM, Anonymous sprite said...

Utterly gorgeous. Your pal is one lucky gal!

 
At October 11, 2006 at 9:26 AM, Anonymous Allison said...

Wow. Just beautiful. The yarn looks perfect with the pattern you chose. I'm sure you pal will adore them! I can see a blog fight in your future- the swappers who all think the socks are for them!! heheh.

 
At October 11, 2006 at 10:21 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Those are absolutely stunning!

 
At October 12, 2006 at 10:19 PM, Blogger Chris said...

They're lovely!! Hmm, might have to get that pattern...

 

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