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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Second Sock, Second Sock, Finished Little Second Sock!

fireside sock done

I finished my second Fireside Sock last night and I've actually barely begun my second Lava Flow Sock - soon I'll have complete pairs of both, which I've found is really quite nice! If you've ever wondered why people block socks, take a look at the photo above. This is Fireside unblocked. Below you can see Fireside blocked.


Now personally, when I make or wash a pair of my own socks, I don't worry about blocking them. I just pat them out into shape and let them dry (also, I only have one pair of sock blockers - got them from the Loopy Ewe). Anytime I knit a pair of socks for a pattern or for a sock swap, like Sockapalooza, or as a gift, I block them. They look so much more finished and so much more properly sock like. Of course once I get the photos for the pattern finished, I wear the socks and then they don't get special treatment after washing anymore. Poor sockies, a minute in the limelight, the rest of their lives on my feet, stuffed in shoes.



Blogger Andrea said...

The poor socks, such a short life of glamour. It reminds me of my own... oh no, I have to go make an appointment with my shrink now. LOL

8:29 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

No, I don't agree - yes, the socks are in the limelight for so short of time, but they LIVE for being on feet. What good do they do if they just sit in that lime-light for their whole lives? They need to be loved and worn. THAT is when they are the happiest!

And they are beautiful, too!

I wore a pair of Joy's socks to the hospital last year and the socks (and Joy) got lots of compliments. I could just feel them glowing with pride and love!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

These are very pretty.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ooh, very pretty! Though I'm beginning to think I need to get a pair of sock blockers for my own blog shots. Then again, I can always do a bit of photo gymnastics and take pictures of the socks while on my feet.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Lovely socks - love the pattern & blocking does make a difference.

7:03 PM  

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