Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Socks



I follow Susan B Anderson on Instagram and love reading her inspirational blog. She is such a talented knitter. She posted a really cute photo of her Christmas socks next to her tree on Instagram so I decided to copy her. The first two photos are similar to Susan's.
I changed my mind and decided to model the socks and have Mr. Romance do the photo shoot. We started out really good but then got silly and by the end of the shoot we were laughing so hard. My feet kept cramping when I tried to point my toes. If only someone had a camera of the out takes with me lying on the floor with my feet in the air, trying to stretch out the cramp. It's tough being a {SUPER} sock model. Ha! Ha!
These socks were fun to knit and see the stripes form as I went along. I have to say the red scared me, but when I blocked them there was no bleeding of the color AT ALL! The socks feel fantastic. I am going to research other colors in the Poste Yarn label. I have been very pleased with all my purchases from Simply Socks Yarn Co. 










I'm glad I finished these socks in time to wear them to our son and daughter-in-law's house on Christmas Eve.

Sock Stats:
Pattern: My Basic Color Block Sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Toes, Heels and Cuff are made of Simply Sock Yarn 80% super wash wool, 20% nylon Cherry Red color way. Stripe foot and leg Poste Yarn Striping Sock yarn by Simply Socks yarn 75% super wash Corriedale wool, 25% nylon Color is Jollyville
Needles: 24" circular Addi Turbo Sock Rockets US size 1 (2.5mm)

6 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Just fabulous Di! Such festive colours and perfect fit! I hope your son insists that visitors take their shoes are left at the front door so you can show these beauties off properly!

Debbie said...

These are just darling! Laughed about your photo shoot! ;-)

Leanne said...

I love the colours and I bet it was fun to knit - I love self patterning yarn. I might have to try some. Your photo shoot sounds like such fun!

tusen said...

They are perfect, and I just love your photo shoot, you and Mr Romance are so cool :)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Completely bonkers!!! Love them! Hope you all and a wonderful Christmas!!

mascanlon said...

I laughed and laughed at these photos, such a fun photo shoot. I love Susan Anderson style but I have just never been able to get into knitting. Maybe I should take a class at Lis Alamitos Bay Yarn Company this year. ( and I could finish the big old afghan that's simple knit, knit and more knit! Lol