03 February 2007

Silk Hose

There was something about socks in the brief. I looked at it and thought to myself "Socks? What fashionista would care for socks? They're good for lounging and such, not for turning heads." Stockings is something else. Loaded with references and romantic appeal. Little did I think how much more work is involved!

Before soaking.

Special feature is padded (Dutch) heels and toes for extra durability. I was struck by the need for synergy of comfort and elegance here. You know, love thy feet.

Ornamental panels.

Lace at back.



I got to use the beehive when I was working on the garters, and it was much fun. I was promenading around the house with the beehive dangling off my wrist, and actually got to take it on a bus whilst traveling to the yarn shop to get some supplies.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss pure silk in aqua and coral, and I loved to work with it - it's so flipping fantastic to touch! 2 mm needles, my ladies, hence it took full 5 days to make those beauties.

PS: I've got dates confirmed for a spring run of knitting course for beginners - downloadable PDF file with more details to be found in the COURSES section.


Saints and Sinners said...

oh that beehive is adorable! As are the socks. I don't think I'll ever get good enough to knit socks but those are CUTE!

Sarah said...

The work in these is just incredible, I mean the garters alone seem a labour of love - the beehive is great too!

Kendra said...

I'm a big fan of the DB Pure Silk too. It feels so lovely and knits up really well. I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

The stockings look lovely.