Wednesday, June 13, 2012

work-in-progress Wednesday


Sock knitters know how difficult it is to take a good photo of a sock-in-progress on one's own foot. Unless you're a contortionist. Which I'm not.

Typically I cajole Gavin into crouching down at foot level to take an undistorted photo, but considering he underwent hip replacement surgery ten days ago that wasn't an option. The surgeon was very clear: no bending more than 90° at the hip, no crossing the leg over the midline of his body and NO FALLING. Asking him to crawl around at my feet for a blog photo seemed an unnecessary risk, and maybe a bit insensitive.

So this was the best I could do. Not bad, huh? It only took me about a dozen photos to get one that actually showed the ruffled cuff, the colourwork on the leg, the slip stitch heel and the gusset. The pattern is Uinta Cabin from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. Based on the pattern photos I wasn't sure that I'd like the sock, but now in blue, greens and greys I've decided that it's quite a handsome sock. I wish I could tell you what that main colour yarn was. That ball band - or skein tag as it maybe - was lost some time ago. That's a shame because it's gorgeous, and I'd buy more if I knew what it was. It's a very light fingering though, and I wouldn't try it with anything larger than size 0 (2mm) needles.

That's it for me today; just one WIP on the needles! We're running off now to the hospital to get Gavin's staples removed - all 33 of them - and then I'd better dash to work to try to catch up. After taking last week off to fetch and carry for the invalid, it now seems like I'm several weeks behind. How does that work? If you have some time, check out the links at Tami's Amis - so much fiber-y goodness!

17 comments:

Tawnee Isner said...

I really like your sock... The color work is really amazing. *jealous*

Ginx Craft said...

Those colours look really lovely together!

Babajeza said...

The photo is okay. No way you could talk Gavin into taking one! the socks are beautiful.

cleancup said...

the photo turned out very nicely, and the socks are quite impressive!

Ashley said...

wow! the colorwork is so beautiful! I am afraid to even venture into colorwork and it looks like you can knit it and into a sock like no bodys business, I hope I can knit as good someday! I can't wait to see the finished socks!

mkonieczki said...

I think you succeeded in taking a great photo of your sock-in-progress! It looks stellar!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sock is looking great- I love the colours through the foot

Pumpkin said...

That is a very good sock photo indeed! I am really enjoying watching this project progress, it must be because the colorwork is just so beautiful to see!

Dee said...

Awesome sock!

Good luck to Gavin today! 33 is a lot of staples.

Hope he continues to heal quickly.

Bonnie said...

The colorwork is amazing!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

It looks great! It is amazing how a few days off from work puts you weeks behind.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

You did well with the photo, I have given up and take sock pictures on blockers. The colourwork is looking great

Tracy said...

Gorgeous colourwork, I love that mixture of colours. Wishing Gavin well with his recovery and you for your catching up :)

Christina said...

Good photo - lovely socks! The colourwork is impressive. I guess I wouldn't get my foot into the sock anymore ;)

Pretty Mades said...

It really is a handsome sock. Love it!

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

I think it's a lovely photo. Though I always worry about trying on socks with dpns . . .

rewolluzza said...

I like your version better than the original - choosing the right combination of colors can be so difficult, but you did a great job on it!