Thursday, April 02, 2009

these are for me

great lace

finished!

detail

my midnight sockens are done! they were actually finished the other day .... i'm glad i took pictures then, because it's been nothing by gray skies and rain the lace (boy! what a knitterly slip up!) last couple of days.

i think the pattern (blackrose) is quite beautiful, but i doubt i'll ever knit it again .... the gusset took forever and i never memorized the lace pattern.

the yarn ... so pretty! it's araucania's ranco (semi)solid in 120 midnight. the color is darker than pictured. i picked up this yarn in the winter when i visited a strand of purls in hickory, nc. I-40 pretty much runs through hickory ... so, if you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit.

10 comments:

Mouse said...

Awesome! I love the dark color with the lace - makes the pattern POP! I love the dark blue.. it looks like a night sky.

Anonymous said...

They look great! The color (although hard to work with) is wonderful. -Amy

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow. Those are GORGEOUS!

Stacey said...

LOVE them! I think these suffer from Nancy Bush syndrome - I like yours so much better than the ones shown on Knitty! I never would have realized the lace went down the side

Terhi said...

Ohhh... I love these SO MUCH! The pattern and the yarn look so beautiful together! LOVE! <3

Anonymous said...

These that are for you are purdy!

pat said...

Very pretty socks - Love the lace in the midnight yarn!
I have 2 skeins of Ranco, but have yet to try it..

lynette said...

don't laugh but i bought navy yarn to make a pair. i first saw your socks on Rav and thought they were amazing. now i'll get a pair of my own.

amandacathleen said...

dang beautiful! They are really breathtaking.

be*mused jan said...

These are beautiful!!! The pattern looks so nice on your foot and your color choice is wonderful. Bravo!