Saturday, February 17, 2007

Stripy Feet!

*Insert zebra noise here*

Yarn: Opal Rainforest I Zebra
Pattern: 64 sts top down, with heel flap
Needles: 2 x 60cm length 2,5mm Addi circulars

There is a lot to be said for small projects done mostly in one stitch...these were so quick to make and required almost no attention at all. Although I did have to cheat a bit and cut the yarn as the black started pooling at the widest part of the gusset. During the gusset decreases the pooling stopped (the foot circumference at that point must be just the same as the colour lengths, because it happened on both socks) and the striping sorted itself out.

And so, on to the next project, which surprisingly is not something that I've been planning for ages, but something from a pattern that only arrived yesterday but is way too cool for school. Or something. Anyway, all will be revealed soon!!

And in the meantime, to get you in the retro mood and
for anyone who was a teenager in the 80s...have a ganders at this lot that my MIL donated to my pattern collection. They were published in 1985 and I, for one, would have killed for any of these outfits at the time. Wham-tastic!



9 comments:

Artis-Anne said...

Love them tiger feet LOL. Now I used to have a whole load of patterns from that era (whoops show my age ) and I think I threw them out or maybe I gave them to my daughter. Never thought I would wear batwings again and so many mohair jumpers I made in mixed shades, you could see ma a mile away

Kai said...

love the zebra socks!! i think i'll have to get that opal colourway..

i wasn't in my teens at that point, but i remember WANTING to have the cool hairstyles and headbands and batwings!!! :) My cousin was always showing off her new clothes...

Bronte said...

Nice sockies. :-)

Keep those patterns. I have seen almost idential sweaters in the shops in the past couple of weeks, batwings and all. It's like going back in time. :-O

Christina said...

Love the zebra feet. Nice patterns too, I have vague recollections of my mum knitting stuff like that for herself!!

artyfartykat said...

Love the zebras! I was past my teens in the 80s but I remember the batwing sleeves well! Certainly a blast from the past! Fingers crossed they NEVER come back into fashion! :)

Silvia said...

Love the Zebra Feet. Makes me want to start a Pair...mmmmm I might just..........
Those 80's patterns are fab. I am still stuck in the 80's at times. I love the colours and the Boxy shapes...sigh what memories :)

acrylik said...

Love the zebra socks!! What a great idea to cut the yarn to stop the pooling, me being me I would have just carried on regardless ;)

I'm still trying to forget the 80s...

Queen Frogger said...

The zebra feet are great, I'd like to do a pair of Jaywalkers in zebra. As for the 80's patterns ... there are a lot of them!!

Hawkesley said...

Lovely Zebra socks :-)

I remember wearing a batwing style jumber in the 80's and the other day I saw one for sale in a shop.... gasp!!! Obviously we are old enough now that the fashions are coming back around again!