The Ultimate Faux Pas

Remember the FO report of the socks I knit for my Sockapal-2-za sock pal? I was being brazen, showcasing the goods on my own feets.

A few of you must have psychic powers. Colleen said, “Just don’t start wearing them around. I don’t want to see those socks on the streets of Cambridge, ya know,” and Purly Whites wisely commented, “You’re going to have them worn out by September if you keep this up. And you don’t even wear wool.” Nona chimed in, “Are you sure those socks aren’t really meant for yourself — you seem to have bounded nicely with them! Don’t hand knit socks just feel great to wear? Once you put them on, it’s hard to take them off.”

I present to you the Ultimate Faux Pas:

On my feet. Again. On pavement! Barefoot! What is going on?!?

There’s a really good reason, and you can read all about it (and get the pattern) HERE.

And with that, I came to my senses, put on my sandals, and went home to wash the socks AGAIN ;).

0 thoughts on “The Ultimate Faux Pas

  1. jody

    woohoo! you’re coming over to the dark side of toe-up!

    they look great. i’m glad you enjoyed it. btw, i’ve heard there’s a great cast off in cool socks warm feet for toe-up. i can’t recall its name but i’ve been meaning to pickup the book because the cast off is supposed to be great.

  2. Dianna

    You developed yet another way to knit socks! Now I’ll have double points, two circs, and , oh, well….. I’d really love to hear that story!

  3. Laurie

    That has got to be the most innovative way to avoid SSS I have seen yet. The picture is priceless. When you are ready to tell us the story, we will be happy to listen!

  4. Lelah

    I googled the backstitch bind-off, but the one site with instructions was unclear (no photos!). Where did you find your source (Montse Stanley)? And if it’s the same as EZ’s, which book is that in?

  5. Stephanie

    Grumperina – the creative genius behind the 5 double-point, 2 circular method of knitting socks! It’ll be a story to tell your grandchildren. I love anklet socks and I’m glad you’ve finally realized the pure genius behind toe-up socks. Welcome to the club.

  6. Purly Whites

    I love these! They are so cute and so not cursed! I’m glad you found a toe-up method that works for you. Isn’t it the best way to knit socks? Why would you ever knit them the other way again?

  7. Rosemary

    Cute socks. Love the anklets and love the tweedy colors. If you’ve really nothing to knit, stop by Woolcott & Co. tomorrow and say hi to me. I’m sure I can help you find something to knit.

  8. Denise

    The anklets reminds me high school in the early 80′s. Every winter wardrobe had about 20 pairs of anklets we wore over our regular socks. (We only wore one pair anklets over one pair socks.) That and flannel shirts worn open over t-shirts.

    I think I went to a weird school. I’m dying to try that pattern though.

  9. Dani

    Perfect! I am the same way, I want to try toe up socks too.. I think this post just inspire me to try it the next time around :) Thats for the info. I will look at the tutorial as well when the time comes!

  10. Laura Neal

    I love Yasmin’s socks, those are pretty. I see you are going nutso with your needles. :) It happens to the best of us. Those are pretty nifty socks that you knit. :0)