Thursday, December 22, 2005

Maura's monstersocken

I'll admit, I was captivated by the idea of knitting highly fraternal, practically unrelated striped socks from the moment I realized I would have leftovers from most of the socks I knit.
So I made these for a friend of mine who just finished law school and could probably use something frivolous in her life about now. I hope she likes them.
I'll play by The Fool's sock blogging rules while I'm here.

Pattern: k2p2 rib on the cuffs, normal sock foot.
Needles: 2 24" US 1 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Regia, Lana Grossa, some other sock yarns ... eight colors in total
Special Technique: Um, none. Changing colors, if that counts.
Started: December 4, 2005
Completed: December 22, 2005
Recipient: Maura-the-Lawyer


Pumpkinmama said...

Oooh - I love those! I'd been thinking of doing similarly - good to see that it can work.

meg said...

They were way more gratifying to knit than I ever imagined ... they make me want to knit up the rest of the sock yarn to make leftovers.

Aprilynne said...

wow....monstersocken, cool. (sounds svedish) I named a hat frankenhat monstrostenstien once =) maybe they're related to each other?

I feel hypnotized after I look at them for a while. 8))

Thorny said...

They're fantastic!! Oh, I bet Maura will love them!

And yeah... now I want to knit a whole crop of socks so I can have leftovers too!!

Kenny said...

How cute!! What a great idea for using left over sock yarn! Thankfully they all met the same gauge!

Celtic Knitter said...

That's incredible. I could see myself getting tangled in all the yarn though :)

Great job!

maura said...

As the monstersocken recipient...I LOVE my new socks. They were just what I needed to chase away the grey days of winter and celebrate my new post-school life.

Thank you meg!

nyrosebud said...

I LOVE those socks! Finally, I know what to do with my leftovers! (and I have several!)

As for changing colors ... did you tie-on or knit-add? What about the 'knot'. Was it a problem?

Thank you for sharing those masterpieces!