Saturday, February 7, 2009

Next Floor - Socks - Going Up!!!

Okay, so maybe I shouldn't admit this in public, but I do remember elevators that had the sliding grate doors and an elevator operator that announced the floors. It was many years ago when I was a child at the Eaton's (RIP) in Hamilton, Ontario. They also had wooden escalators... I don't know what happened with the building when Eaton's went under but I certainly hope that they found a good use for it because for me, it was a landmark.
What the heck does that have to do with socks? Nothing. It's just how my mind works. Normally my socks are "going down" (top down), but recently I seem to have been "going up" (toe up) with my socks.

On my left foot we have Azure and on my right foot we have Chartres Chausettes (aka my Stained Glass Socks). They're both toe up patterns. Also both have interesting heel details, but as I had previously mentioned, taking pictures of the backs of one's own heels is challenging!

Details of the yarns and such are all on Ravelry, so I won't bore you with them here. I really enjoyed knitting both patterns and now need to find some new open backed shoes to show off the heels, and did you notice? I made a point of shaving my pasty white legs so I didn't look like a wookiee!


Channon said...

Beautiful! The stained glass pair in particular calls to me... It seems my sock mojo is back!

km said...

I love them both. I really love the heel on the blue one. Do they fit different when they have pattern stitches on the heel?

monnibo said...

Gorgeous colours.

Our Eaton's became a Sears here in Vancouver, BC.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

So pretty!!!

I have given you a Gracie's Golden Blogger Award...come on over and check it out.

sharon said...

gorgeous socks - and too funny about the legs - why did you shave them - this is Canada.

wildflower38 said...

I lve them both. I could really get into toe ups, but I'm thinking about making the blue one because the heel looks great!