Monday, July 14, 2008

Norwegian Lagoons

So. As I promised, the socks that I knit in Norway. Now I truly knit three socks since I frogged an entire completed one that I had rushed. It didn't fit over R's foot. Not an insignificant problem. I was experimenting with calf-shaping and I guess I took it a bit too far. R has skinny calves but big feet. Am I wrong or is this a challenge?


I ended up decreasing stitches up at the top and then increasing them again before the heel. It works alright except it does take her a while to get them on (but then she's not that quick about any aspect of getting dressed). The pattern is a strip of crisscrossing cables down the front and back.


Since the colorway is Lagoon and they did remind me of the gorgeous water of Norway, I am calling these the Norwegian Lagoon socks.



R loves them and she is so excited about wearing them -- unfortunately she'll probably grow out of them by the time fall arrives here in Virginia. So I may have to start another pair for her soon ...

And here is a gratuitous picture of the midnight sun in Henningsvær at 1:30am.

7 comments:

PA Fiber Artist said...

Hello,

A Norwegian woman taught me how to knit 24 years ago. I also worked in her Norwegian shop in Vermont. The photos on your blog remind me of her. The last time I saw Agnes, she was quite frail and had the beginnings of alzheimers. Anyway, she gave me a nice gift of knitting. It even helped me to quit smoking too.

Your blogs are so nice. Feel free to stop by my blog at http://oneknitonepurl.blogspot.com

Take care and keep knitting.

Susan

Jill L said...

Great socks and photos!

Linda said...

Lovely socks and fascinating travel photos: thanks!

nova said...

The socks are beautiful, Ann! Thanks for sharing your pictures from Norway, the scenery is breathtaking.

Liz K. said...

I've loved these photos. It does look so humbling and beautiful. Add to my list of "Places to go Someday."

tiennie said...

Beautiful socks and beautiful scenery!

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Beatiful Lagoon Socks, as are the pictures that inspired you.