Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Suburbs of UFO City...

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I found the above folded up sock project when I was in my "Magic Knitting Closet" yesterday looking for something.

It's amazing the things I find when I go looking into the Magic Knitting Closet. It's a huge closet in which Blaine has built multiple levels of shelves on all three sides for my substantial yarn stash. Additionally in there are bags containing untold numbers of UFO's, knitting supplies, knitting books and pamphlets, and reams of personal notes on which I have scribbled down ideas for projects, my personal knitting designs, and actual patterns I've come up with.

I call it the Magic Knitting Closet because you can close your eyes and blindly put your hand in there--- and then always pull out something interesting.

Anyway, I unfolded the project and found these UFO socks, fair isles made with umpteen different balls of sock yarn, in a wild fair isle experiment. Of course the two socks don't match. (And you don't even want to KNOW what a bitch it was to weave in all those ends.....)

I don't know why I don't go ahead and finish these silly things. My niece would absolutely drool at the mouth over them. (She loves what she calls my "wild and crazy" socks.) One thing I like about them are the heels. They are simple heel flaps but somehow I like them better than some of the ones I've knitted more recently.

And durn it, but wouldn't you know, I found no post-it notes in the little sack I found them in, notes which I usually include with UFO socks declaring the numbers on how I knitted the heels and/or toes.....

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13 comments:

Lynne said...

Purrfect Monstersocks. Nice work.

Lynne

Knitman said...

LOVELY!

Anonymous said...

omg i wood neva b able to weave all of them ends in. lady, you gotta finish them socks, it wood be a crime not to, they are way too nice.

Anonymous said...

Love them! You have to finish them - they will make you smile every time you look down at your feet! I would totally wear them with Birkenstocks or something like them so I could always see my feet LOL If you did a straight forward heel flap, I'm betting you did them over half the total number of stitches.

~Dee~

Allison said...

I HATE when I find a UFO and there are no notes with it! I'm usually pretty good about putting all my projects in big ziploc baggies with all the notes and patterns that go along with it. But just the other day I found a single sock that I started a long time ago and would love to finish it (and it's partner!), but I have no idea what stitch I used, how many I cast on, etc. Guess it goes into the frog pile!

Knitrageous said...

o dont you hate when that happens, i've only got 1 sock book and 1 plain pattern, but they really are pretty.
o and im the first anon lol i forgot to put my name in.

Barb said...

Oh, man, I almost was convinced to try fair-isle. I LOVE those socks. But when I read about the weaving in of ends, my life flashed before my eyes and I had to admit that I would never, never, never have the patience. Having done all that work, I really think you HAVE to finish them!!

Jayleen said...

Oooooooo...can I have them? :-}

Bo... said...

Thanks, you guys!!! Guess I better get to workin' on them again!

Anonymous said...

The socks are cute, but what's really got me giggling today is your tweets! I'm not gonna be able to get the image of a sock monkey out of my head! :) (btw...the bit with the tea bag- I just did that yesterday) Cheers.

danielle said...

Sounds like you can jsut fake your way thru and you would end up with an awesome Christmas present for your neice....or me!!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Looks fun!! Good find. Lisa (Socknitters)

AllyB said...

Whoa! Those socks are awesome. Thanks for getting my attention.