Friday, January 25, 2008

B is for blue moon

Seems I only have an FO to show once in a blue moon. Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. These are the first items to come off the needles in 2008, so I guess that makes them special. (No matter that the first sock was begun in 2007!)

Almost identical


Well, these actually ARE blue moon socks, knit in the Opal Der Blaue Mond colorway. I saw this yarn sometime last year on flickr and just had to have it. I love the colors and I know these will be spending lots of time on my feet this winter.

B is for Blue Moon


You'll notice these socks are nearly identical, which is something I don't normally try for. I actually enjoy the fraternal sock pairs I've knit. However, when the first sock came off the needles I was really happy with the placement of the dark colors on the cuff and heel, so I decided to try to match the second as closely as possible. I think it worked out pretty well. Mission accomplished!

Specs: Opal Der Blaue Mond yarn, 72 stitches knit on size 0 Addi circs. Garter rib stitch from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch

10 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Those socks are great. You always have the best sock yarn!

knit, crochet, stitch, stick said...

I love the socks..... they really are perfect, wool and pattern right on.

sgeddes said...

That is one of my favorite stitch patterns and I love the color of the yarn.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Wow, those turned out perfectly!

Kyra said...

That's a great colorway. I have a ball of that yarn, but it's a different color. I'm thinking about doing sideways socks with it.

Elizabeth said...

As the picture loaded, I said, "What Fun!" They are just such cheery looking socks.

nuttyirishman said...

This yarn looks yummy... I've never done socks, but these might change my mind! :-)

be*mused jan said...

I really like these, Leslie! Thanks for providing the specs.

Shannon said...

I love these socks...they are so fun. Great job!

Rani said...

Hooray! They're great socks! I love the colors and you were able to match up the striping! Huzzah!

(you should join our group - a challenge to knit a pair of socks every month)