Friday, 11 September 2009

Mars Socks

Hand Knitted SocksI finished kintting this pair of socks a few days ago but I hadn't shaved my legs and there was no way I was taking photos of them. It would have looked like Chewbacca was modelling the socks!

As you can see, leg shaving has occurred. Girls, isn't shaving your legs just one of the worst lady-faff chores? It is so boring.

Hand Knitted SocksAnyway, depilation aside, these hand knitted socks are my own design. They're knitted in Regia Galaxy yarn in a wonderful blend of reds, oranges and pinks. I think Chris is going to hate these but I like them. The stitch pattern is horseshoe print lace and I had to do maths - yes maths - to get the pattern to work. There's a lot of maths involved in knitting. I found a wonderful formula for sock-knitting online yesterday and you have to do algebra to use it. Algebra! I never thought I'd have to work out what x is equal to when it's over the y and nineteen times the z ever again! Give me letters over numbers (or should that be l/n?) any day, thanks.

Alrighty then, that's me done blogging for the next couple of days. I'm off up to Manchester this afternoon to go and visit Chris's family. I'd better go pack my suitcase.

See you next week!


Karen said...

Hey well done you! They look fab :) I'm starting to do a bit of sock designing myself and yes you do have to do some algebra, ouch my brain hurts! ;) Looks like you're in my 'neck of the woods' this weekend :)

Lisapmac said...

Hi Laura,

Love the colour of the wool that you have used for these socks. I had a quick peek at the website, fab choice, I particularly like the blue/green combination of shades. It's amazing when you're at school in your maths lesson and you think when on earth am I going to use all this but hay presto, it comes in alot when beading and knitting!!!


Pretty Things said...

I wish we lived on the same side of the pond so you could show me how to do socks. I am hopeless at socks.