Friday, May 18, 2012

Finished Object Friday


Yippee! They're done! My Tardis socks are done! Months ahead of time for my brother's birthday even! It's not the best photo - it'd help if they actually fit though. Right now the heels are down at the bottom of my instep and the base of the leg pattern is stretched around my ankles; all in all, I'm really not doing the pattern full justice.

Note to self: take a better photo once they reach the final wearer.

It's a really cute pattern, isn't it? The vertical framing of the square below the windows is accomplished by stitches that are slipped to stretch across several rounds. And the horizontal framing is simply achieved with purl rounds. Quite effective, I think.

The pattern designer suggests that you could duplicate stitch the words "POLICE BOX" if they aren't clear enough after working the colourwork chart but I don't think I need to. I used baby yarn for the white because it was the only pure white I had. My initial trepidation that the mismatched yarn weights would make the colourwork section uneven seems to have been unfounded. Maybe a thicker white yarn actually helps to make the whites pop? It's a victory for knitting from the stash anyway.

It's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis; click the links to check out all the amazing things being done!

24 comments:

Sam Findlay said...

I just love these socks, I think they're fab! Your brother will love them I'm sure!

Natalie Buehler said...

Love, Love, Love them :-D

x

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Awesome! Every time I see these knit up I want to make my own pair.

Pretty Mades said...
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Pretty Mades said...

I love those. I'd love to make some for my friend, is the pattern on ravelry?

sparkeespud said...

I love these! I'm sure they will be well loved!

pinkundine said...

They look so cool!

Dee said...

I think they are FANTASTIC!!!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

So cool! This will be a great gift. And the fact it is made from stash is even more awesome.

I agree, you don't need the duplicate stitch because the letters are very clear.

Melissa said...

Wonderful work....what a great gift.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

These are brilliant

Andria said...

Could--Not--Be--Cooler!! Love them!

Ashley said...

Ahhh!!! Those are so cute and quirky I just love them! That is a great way to incorporate a little color work into a pair of socks and the texture of the ridges looks really nice.

Nic said...

They are fab!!! I bet your brother will love them and well done finishing them so far ahead of his birthday!

Kepanie said...

Such great colorwork you've knitted up. Very cool socks.

Truly Myrtle said...

They look awesome - Pity to hide them in shoes!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

They look great!

SarahFay said...

Hahaha! Doctor Who themed FO Friday! The socks look awesome and I'm sure your brother will love them.

autumngeisha said...

Those socks are so cool! What a fun pattern. It is going to make a great gift for your brother.

Bonnie said...

Those socks are awesome!

Sal Merrick said...

Those are fab I'm sure he'll love them

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, those are Awesome!
Now I want a pair.

Liz said...

They are fantastic! I'm sure your brother will love them :)

AllyB said...

Those socks are too much fun! Nice job on them. I'll bet your brother is going to love them.