17 December 2008

Luminare

Luminare socks

The Luminare socks are finished at last. I think I started them some time in September, as I remember being laughed at by ignoramuses on the train, going to the Show. Finished last week, worn a couple of times already and finally photographed today.

Luminare socks listing to starboard

All those people who take beautiful artistic shots of their own feet clad in new socks have my utmost admiration. I wrestled with chairs, the self timer and the hoiking up of my pants to show off the socks and took about eleventy gazillion shots before settling for that one. Yes, I am listing to starboard, and yes that is a wardrobe door knob lying on the floor behind me. Also, the shoes need polishing. Let's just say ... keeping it real.

I love these socks. Great pattern, stretchy cably lace (without a cable needle!) and gorgeous yarn bought from The Knittery and hand dyed by me yes I am so very clever. And modest.

Ravelled.

22 comments:

fifi said...

You are SO cute!

All that toil, such a lovely result.
I could never bring myself to place them on my horrid stinky feet.

herhimnbryn said...

Glorious colour. I now have knitted sock eny;)

Elizabeth said...

Nice.
I see you opted for the popular gynecological shot to start off. I was thinking the other day how many times I've looked at pictures of people's feet in socks. Sounds like a fetish but really only other sock knitter's can truly appreciate it.

RW said...

I love them.
I love them with the mary janes.

eurolush said...

If I'd made socks as divine as those, I'd have to walk around holding up my pantaloons as well. The world must see those socks!

Such a pretty color!

And design!

It looks complicated though...too much work for someone as lazy as I.

Jen said...

Gorgeous socks! And feh on those who sneered at your KIP. You always cave the coolest shoes.

Rae said...

Love the socks- they look fabulous. And the wardrobe knob is VERY endearing. :)

kim at allconsuming said...

I adore the colour. I am in awe of the knitting ability. But doesn't wearing them with shoes make your feet all damp and itchy? I can only come at these knitted wonders with the idea of them being worn on their own as you pad around the house reading and playing wordtwist with me.

alice c said...

There should be a Content Advisory Warning for this post:
"Beware! You are entering an Extreme Crafting Zone. There may be explicit footage"

Frogdancer said...

That top shot almost makes me want to knit another pair of socks. So delectable.

alice said...

i admire the pattern. ive just started another pair of plain socks. thats all im capable of! lovely colour.

Rhonda Jean said...

Hi Suse, the socks are divine. I love the colour, the yarn looks silky and you did an excellent job. Fork fingers to the ignoramuses.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

The socks are lovely.

The laugh you gave me even lovelier.

Penni said...

Swoon.

We live in the kind of house where wardrobe door knobs hang out on the floor. I am kind of relieved you do too.

KathrynGrace said...

Beautiful socks! I particularly like the combination of the color with the pattern.

Wendy said...

More socks for me to covet.

docwitch said...

Those are stunningly gorgeous socks! And I really love the colours. Nice legs you got there too to show 'em off with. If you don't mind me saying.

docwitch said...

Erm, sorry if that was a bit creepy of me. It was wasn't it?

Thimbleanna said...

They're beeeeautiful! I love the pattern. I'm sorry for my lack of attention to detail -- the wardrobe knob and shoes had to be pointed out to me -- I was busy admiring the lovely socks. (And if you think those shoes need polishing...well, I'm never showing my shoes!)

sooz said...

Gaw-jus

Just gaw-jus!

PrincessPea said...

I was hoping you'd post where you bought the yarn, so I could go straight and order some myself - and then it turns out that you dyed it yourself? It's just fabulous! And I know what you mean about the photos!

Gina said...

Love those socks!