Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday



After a week away, and after figuring out how to load the 55 page pattern on to my Kobo Vox eReader, I'm finally making some progress on my Shark Week Socks. As you can see sock #1 is almost done – it just needs pectoral fins, gills and some aggressive blocking. Sock #2 is an entirely different sock for which I hope to cast on the cuff tomorrow. And once both socks are done, there are still some remora to knit. There's a lot going on with this pattern :)

These socks are by special request of a friend who works at the local surf shop. My original thought was that these were essentially "art for the feet" and perhaps not so wearable, but after knitting this far on sock one, I'll admit to being surprised and impressed at how comfy it is. 

In the upper right are the two sides of my Tea Cosy. I almost finished this while I was away too, but I wasn't happy with my finishing and ripped it out. Hopefully by the end of the week I find the energy to do it again. In the pattern instructions the cosy finishes with a crocheted flower, but I'm considering a big pompom instead. What do you think?

There's another pair of socks I haven't shown, since I fully intend to finish them in time for a FO Friday post. This week has been good for knitting - after Monday evening's flooding there's been no hydro at my work since. Word is they hope to have power restored this morning, so I'd better get showered and go see what's up! Have a great Wednesday and go spend some time delving through the links at Tami's Amis!

18 comments:

Evelyn said...

Your Shark Socks are amazing!! I love them. Yes to a pom pom on your tea cosy ~ I adore pom poms and can just see how delightful one would be on top of a cosy!

Mlissabeth said...

Love the shark socks! How unique.

stefanie g-r said...

OMG, those shark socks are so awesome!

mysparemoments.com said...

Love the shark socks, they are so cool. Funny how out of all the available tea cosy patterns on Rav we picked the same one to work on at the same time. I love the beige tones of yours. Love the pom pom idea, I'm not sure what I want to put on mine, just working up the last side today so hopefully it will be finished soon.

Natasja de Jong said...

Genius! Shark socks!
I have seen them come by before and I think they are totally fun! :)

Kim said...

Brilliant socks!! I agree with Evelyn, a pom pom is necessary on that adorable tea cosy.
*smiles*

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

ooh, I LOVE that shark sock pattern! And yours looks fab!

Chrisknits said...

I commend you for working through that shark sock. I am not sure I would have lasted! I prefer flower, but that's because I hate making pompoms!

terra3311 said...

Thanks for hopping by! Your socks are great! Very interesting! Have a beautyful week!

Winnie said...

Those are just too cute :)

Spinster Beth said...

Shark socks ... now I've heard everything!

alikelylass said...

Those socks are so great! A 55 page pattern?? Wow that's dedication. Your friend is very lucky :)

Kepanie said...

That shark design is so awesome. How fun it will be to see the surf shop staff wearing those. What a conservation piece they will be.

Elisabeth Andrée said...

Your shark sock looks totally cool:)

Andria said...

Oh WOW--those are some awesome socks!

autumngeisha said...

Wow, coolest sock pattern ever! Yours is looking awesome. I have been promising my husband handknitted socks for years and years now. These are going on the short list of contenders for sure.

sabrina said...

Where can i find the pattern for the shark socks?

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Sorry Sabrina, the Shark Week sock pattern is not currently available. It was available as a kit at recent fiber festivals, so you can check the destash thread in the Tsock Flock Ravelry Group - you might get lucky there.