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second socks finished

19 August 2006 1,922 views 14 Comments

When I began thinking about the photo shoot for the Crape Myrtle socks I had some great plans. I thought I would drape them over a Crape Myrtle branch to better show the likenesses in colour and the hint of green in the yarn. (No such luck, the blooms are all off the trees.) I thought I might do a fifth position relevé in the dark green of our lawn to highlight the winedark purple and brown. (No such luck again as Austin is in a drought and our lawn looks like straw.) Since Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating with my creativity at all, we have the last WIP photo at the airport in Austin, the photo taken on the plane the instant they were finished and the boring FO-posed-on-white-poster-board shot.

Crape Myrtle Socks
Pattern: the Oak Ribbed Sock from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: A few yards shy of one hank of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in Vera
Needles: Size 1 US Inox DPNs
Started: Beginning of July
Finished: Beginning of August, somewhere over West Texas


  • Karma said:

    That’s a great pattern for showing off such a pretty colorway. Well done! :)

  • Susan said:

    I think they’re beautiful!!

  • isel said:

    Very pretty!

  • Amy said:

    Oh, gorgeous! I love that colorway. So pretty

  • Kirsten said:

    Vera is one of my very favorite Lorna’s Laces colorways. Your socks look great!

  • gina said:

    Gorgeous! Love the colorway… similar to the chocolate cherry Susan A/W just gifted me.

  • AJ said:

    Beautiful socks!

  • S t a c i said:

    Very pretty!
    I think Houston still has Crape Myrtle blooms…ummm…send the socks to me and I’ll take a photo. Can’t guarantee that I’d send ’em back, tho.

  • kristin said:

    gorgeous colors! I definitely need to get Knitting Vintage Socks

  • Kellee said:

    Lordy, lordy, do I love these! But I can’t help it, they still look like cosmopolitan ice cream to me. I suspect that says WAY more about me than the yarn, but there it is.

  • meg said:

    they look fab! i think you’re inspiring me to tackle my first pair of socks. maybe…..;)
    it’s funny because we have crape myrtle’s all over the neighborhood and every time i see one in the dark pink i think of you.

  • Lolly said:

    Love these, Caro! I have been quite enamoured with this colorway since you first started them 😉 And we are representin’ over there at Amazon! hehe

  • Miss Lime said:

    Great socks! I love the colorway and the pattern you chose. And the pictures are great too, despite the fact that Mother Nature seemed to be working against you. :)
    Miss Lime

  • Lolly said:

    I talked about your fancy new socks in my blog post today 😉

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