Thursday, May 6, 2010

Socks for Mum

So what's a gal to do when she wants a new pair of shoes, but doesn't want to tell her Handyman that those same shoes will cost $80?Bribe her Mum to buy them for her, of course!

Bribery rates have gone up lately, because a pair of shoes equals TWO pairs of hand knit socks. These were the first pair I was able to finish, and definitely a nice pattern to work. The cuff was interesting without being too difficult to manage while carrying on a conversation or watching TV.

Look at all that welt action going on at the cuff! (That's what that wobbly line thing is called; a welt.)

Ah yes, it was a bit of a wrench to give those away. Thankfully, my conscience (*cough cough* threat of my Mum's accomplished wielding of guilt) enabled me to do the honorable thing and package up these beauties.

(For more detailed specs, visit my Ravelry page here).


Ellen said...

Oh and don't forget I had to go out and buy a new pair of shoes to go with the socks! You forgot to post my pics of the shoes!! I love those socks and will wait patiently for colder weather so I can wear them :) Thanks Rachel xoxo

Andi said...

Ahh Shape Ups...they're all the rage I hear. A lady I work with just got some and said she really likes them. They look comfortable. I might have to run out and get some for myself too. :-)

Cool socks btw!!

Ellen said...

I want to know what you honestly think about these shoes after you've had them for a while.... have been trying to locate someone who owns a pair and haven't been successful. I'm just curious.

Those socks are absolutely GORGEOUS.

Rachel said...

If only I could make socks to bribe people with... hm.