Sunday, July 22, 2012

Year of Projects 2: Liivi's Stockings 02


Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

I suppose the pattern's name - Liivi's Stockings - was a hint at the length of this sock. After all, calling something "a stocking" implies by definition that the leg below the knee is covered.  In fact, as written, the stocking was meant to be even longer than I have it. I omitted most of the light grey above the ankle; instead I started almost right away on the heel flap.

The clock pattern that starts below the colourwork takes the form of a simple eyelet pattern across six stitches. On this sock it's not doing much for me. Maybe I'd like it better if it were a little longer up the leg? Or when modelled by someone not so flat-footed? At least the choice of stash yarns has worked out, although I'm still surprised by the contrast created by that blue.

Now, wish me luck because I'm hoping to knit that second stocking from start to finish in the next five days before the start of the Olympic games ... or more importantly, the Ravellenic Games!

26 comments:

RobinBrz said...

I'm always impressed by what you do. Your color work is tops. I can't imagine how long this socks was supposed to be - I guess it's for very tall folks? Good luck with getting number two done in time (that's a tall order ha-ha sorry, couldn't help myself!)

Hi, I'm Vicki said...

ooh those socks are really awesome, your colourwork is stunning!!! have a knitty sunday xxx

Ruth said...

I love the sock and your so right about that blue, really makes the whole thing pop. Best of luck getting the next sock done before the Olympics start.

Lucie said...

Oh wow - that is just gorgeous :) Well done x

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Yikes, that is a big project for 5 days. I wish you luck!

Faith said...

Ha, ha, Robin's comment made me laugh!

The sock looks great, it is super long though....I have a couple of pairs of very long socks, I find them very comforting somehow when I'm wearing them...weird eh!

DeliaKnits said...

Love the colors, good luck on the marathon knitting!

Dee said...

Wow! I'm impressed with all that knitting. The stocking is gorgeous!

Kim said...

I wish you luck on getting that sock done before Friday-you are a better woman than me. I am stressing over getting a newborn hat and dishcloth done by then! :)
*smiles & cheery thoughts*

Kepanie said...

That is a terrific sock!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Super colourwork, it looks great

Liz said...

I love how the first stocking has turned out. The colourwork is fantastic, and I'm envious of your stash! Good luck getting the second one done :)

Wool Diaries said...

Again you blow me away with your colourwork.

HillyT said...

Beautiful, I find your work really inspirational.

Sam I Am...... said...

It's beautiful! I'm just looking at knitting my first socks this year. Those look like Advanced Expert socks! LOL! Fantastic job!

Carolina22 said...

I'm always SO impressed with your work. Your sock looks great! I also love your Olympic Countdown clock :)
Best of luck getting the other sock done before the games start.

Frieda said...

Love the sock ! I have faith that you can knit that second sock in record time , Good luck !!

Suzy said...

I am looking forward to following your progress through the book. First off, from the looks of things there's some great eye candy coming, and second, cuz I know there is no way I could manage to knit a full book's worth of patterns. I have a hard time sticking with the random ones' I pick out from my favorites list sometimes!

Mary said...

Congrats on getting that one completed. I like the eyelets and like everyone else...the colors..stunning..

Elisabeth Andrée said...

Gasp....What a beautiful sock!

Sandy said...

It's awesome, truly truly awesome. I have no doubt you'll easily finish your 2nd sock during the Olympics. Go Girl.

kate said...

wow.I'm sure you'll fly through the second sock too. That blue is amazing.

I love knee socks when I'm riding the bike, especially this time of year when there's stinging nettles over growing all the trails. They're great for staying extra warm under jeans in the winter too.

GirlAnachronismE said...

Gorgeous sock, and I hope you get the second finished before the Olympics. I couldn't do it!

Yao said...

Love it! I want to learn that, too!

Barbina said...

Your sock turned out so beautiful! I love the colours!
Have a great day! xxxBarbina

thewoolymammoth said...

If the karma wouldn't bite me in the tush and have me end up in traction, my inner knitter would be knitting sock voodoo dolls here. Your sock is gorgeous, and that blue really pops and adds interest to the whole thing. Love them. (She says jealously)