Daily Archives: May 29, 2008

I Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

…or perhaps that should be, Springtime on a Rainy Day!

I finished my spring-y Walking Socks today!

With the help of (in the past week) a choir concert, a piano recital, and, yes, walking to work.

Here they are, naked:

“Sherwood in Springtime” Socks, knit in Twisted Fiber Art yarn: Kabam (bamboo/merino/nylon) yarn base, Sherwood colorway. Size 1 (2.25 mm) needles, my own simple-minded pattern with eyelets and a picot cuff (toe-up, short-row heel). I finished the first one on the ferry back from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sock camp (in the snow); it’s somehow fitting to finish this in a thunderstorm; but it’s all spring, I guess!

I know you want to know more about these, though, too. Confess. Don’t you?

When I saw on a Ravelry thread that Skechers made a clear shoe, in a style I already own in leather that fits my hard-to-fit feet — I had to get it, to show off hand-knit socks! Based on the recommendation of one of the Ravelry posters, I ordered these shoes (Skechers Cali Surfer Girl)* from Shoebuy.com, and had a smooth, fast transaction. I ordered 1/2 size bigger than the ones I have, figuring that plastic doesn’t stretch like leather, and also that I usually wear very thin socks, if any, with the ones I already have. These seem to be perfect with my hand-knit socks on!

Happy, happy!

*Here’s the link to where I found them at shoebuy, and here’s the link to them in the Skechers catalog, if anyone’s interested.