Monday, April 16, 2012

Tonsil Socks

These poor things shall forever be known as "the tonsil socks". Or maybe "the lack of tonsils socks" would be more appropriate. I've been laid up the past week after having my tonsils removed. Every bit as painful and challenging as everyone says it is. Thank goodness we live in an age of pain meds, right?!

So before the surgery, I decided I wanted something super easy to knit. What better than a pair of toe up, plain socks, knit til you run out of yarn. I've never made a plain pair, can you believe that?

Can you guess the yarn?
It was the lack in consistency of each colour that gave it away wasn't it? Should've known better. I knit the first sock (on my right foot, left side of photo) til I reached what I thought would be the halfway mark, you know, where the colour I started with appeared again. All was acceptable (a bit more of a green toe is within my tolerance) until there was a knot in the yarn. It looked like they chopped out a big section of the grey.
Oh well, a pair of Noro socks wouldn't be Noro without the mis-match, right? I can deal, no-one will ever see.....

So here's the neat bit about these socks. I used Candace Eisner-Strick's technique, detailed in her book Strickly Socks, for constructing the toes and heels. It is so easy as to be memorable after doing it once (just what I needed!). Can you believe these toes.......
are constructed in exactly the same way as these heels?
All in all, I'm pretty pleased with these. They're warm and cosy and will be good under jeans in my Birks next fall/winter. Or even this summer in England ;0)

Now excuse me while I go take some more Tylenol!
Happy Monday
Disco xoxo


Zonda said...

Glad you are feeling better! Not a fun week! Cool colors on your socks! I like the toes/heels :)

Kaye said...

Ah noro! They are quite cheery though! glad you're coming around sans tonsils!

turtlegirl76 said...

That Noro, it's a tricky bitch innit? Love them. I have to pull out that book and start playing.