Monday, March 23, 2009

beauty is in the eye of the beholder .....


i'm calling this the "ugly sock". the colors in the ball looked okay (rose, denim blue, camel/tan, sage). but knitted up ... blah ! (muddy!). because i think this sock is sooo ugly, i'm .... speechless.

mom likes it. so, i'm knitting mom a pair of socks. i have given her a "head's up" that the mate may be in a different stitch pattern, because i don't think i want to knit a garter rib again. it is mindless, but not satisfying.



these socks? beautiful! (at least in my mind's eye).

i thought about a modeling picture, but when i feel the whim of photography, either the daylight or temperature is not cooperating.

on the left, my lovely midnight sock is finished ... awaiting its mate. i did cast on the mate ... and started the lace pattern.

on the right, a sock that will not qualify for the sock knitters anonymous (may) challenge ... because i cast on prematurely. i just couldn't wait. i was dying to knit some k&p stitches! ((sigh ....) gansey!)) .... anne hanson's lighthouse gansey sock.

sock knitting ... always satisfying ... even if it's ugly.

5 comments:

Christina said...

All the socks look great!

While I agree with you that the top one might not be my first choice, something tells me it will probably be the one that gets the most wear. I have so many things in my closet that they would go with, rather than the more beautiful brightly colored socks that I have made and drooled over.

Lovely work!

Mouse said...

I agree with Christina.. if you threw my closet in a blender (Oh NOES!!) it would probably look a lot like that sock. It is seriously ugly but I really think I like them. If they weren't already spoken for, I'd probably try to bribe you or the Sock creatures for them... hee hee.

Knitstress Tygher said...

I don't think it's that ugly, though the colors do muddy up a bit. A different pattern might tdo the yarn more justice?

amandacathleen said...

so true, sock knitting is very satisfying even when ugly ; )
Your socks a friggen beautiful! Love, love, love the dark blue and the light blue and your mom's too

Anonymous said...

Ugly you say? Hmmm...one's ugly is another's purdy...