OK, so obviously I am a sucker for pink. And being a redhead, this can be problematic — although I am starting to see more and more hairs that are, shall we say, colorless — so maybe this issue will resolve itself in time. (My hairdresser refers to them as "platinum highlights", BTW. Talk about spin!)
So, when my pal Deb over at Fearless Fibers asked me in which light, springlike, pastel-y color I would like to do another sock pattern, for her "Whisper of Lace" spring club, well… It wasn’t exactly a tough call. And anyway, green was pretty much taken.
Thus, pretty pink lace socks is what I’ve been hard at work on lately — and once again, I can’t really blog about it thoroughly. Yet.
Technically, I’ve been working on this sock design for quite a while. I had the basic idea months ago, but wasn’t able to work it out back then. (And anyway, that sock was brown, and it simply would not have been as pretty.) I also had an idea milling around in my head for the better part of a year, for making the stitch pattern conform to the toe of the sock. And it all just seemed to come together for this one. It’s been very fun to design, and to knit.
Here’s a sneek peek of the toe in question: but remember, this is (almost literally) just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s just say I don’t think you’ll get bored halfway through.
Now, if you’ve been here before, you probably know I am not a lover of handknit socks for myself. But I gotta tell you, when I put this sock — singular for the moment! — on my tootsie, I just feel feminine as all get out. Who knows what a pair will do to me? These might turn out to be DH’s favorite socks, if you know what I mean, wink wink, nudge nudge.
More data: my friend Rock Star is definitely not what you’d call a girly girl. But when she saw this, she said it might even inspire her to make pink socks.
The best part of it is, my feet are a long way from my red hair!
The only problem is I haven’t thought up a great name for them. I know you haven’t seen the whole thing yet, but if you just happen to have any fabulously clever ideas, please let me know!