Socktoberfest Socks!

I finished my first pair of Socktoberfest Socks yesterday. I’m sure it is self-delusional to call them my “first” pair because, let’s face it, I leave for Italy in a week and there is so much to do that I’m thinking it would be mighty unrealistic – even for me – to think that I’m going to knit another pair before I go.

I did, however, order some more Lorna’s Laces in Tuscany so that I can make a pair of socks just like this, for myself, on my trip. Knitting with a yarn called “Tuscany” while I’m in Tuscany! – that is either a very fun idea, or a very geeky one.

Here they are.
The heels, toes, and cuff are done in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, in Chocolate.
The rest is in Tuscany.
I think this colorway and color combination is even more lovely in person.
Can you tell I’m quite pleased?

A note to my neighbors:
Yes, that was socks I was taking picture of on the front lawn.
Yes, I realize that it was ridiculously cold for an October afternoon.
And that I forgot my jacket.
And that I looked like a freak.
It’s Socktoberfest.

An action shot.

My friend T, for whom I made these, wears a size 10. I wear a size 7, so I didn’t make an adequate sock model. Becky, however, wears the same size as T, and she graciously agreed to a little photo shoot. (For the record, that is NOT my couch in the background. We took this picture at church. Yeah, I realize it was a strange thing to be doing at church.)

I really want to try toe-up for the pair I make for myself, but I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. For one thing, whenever I try something new, I need to have ready internet access to get whatever help, tutorials, pictures, or videos I need. And I’m not sure what kind of access I’ll have while in Italy. Not to mention the issue of whether or not I really want to be chasing down internet tutorials when instead I could be roaming around the Uffizi, or sipping coffee in an Italian cafe, or simply sitting in a plaza watching people.

But you never know. The lure of the knit is strong!

7 thoughts on “Socktoberfest Socks!

  1. Those are great socks! Nice color selection. I definitely think you need to get some for yourself in honor of your upcoming trip!

  2. Wishing I could participate in Socktoberfest–they look great! Will have to settle for flip-floptoberfest. Thanks for your comments on the Sojourn blog. All the best in Italy.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the socks! I really, really want to learn to knit. Have fun in Italy. My Mom is there right now, having the time of her life on her first trip out of the country!

  4. Those came out so great that I am totaly inspired to knit all my variegated stockinette socks that way. I think it gives it a much cleaner look — the solid heels and toes and cuffs sort of anchor the multicolored-ness of the rest. I don’t blame you for wanting another pair for yourself!

    Have a wonderful time in Italy!

  5. Those are great socks!!

    There is a few places I want to take photos of finished projects but fear people will truly wonder what the heck I am doing….but to get a perfect picture one must do strange things…no? Particulalry with awesome finished socks!!!

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