2.26.2010

happy feet

 

I finished making my socks last night.  Good thing, because there's a blizzard happening outside right now.  Yesterday's slush was no fun, but the snow today is beautiful.  I actually can't wait to go outside and walk around in it.  I'm even tempted to ambush Joe with a snowball fight when he comes home from work.

This pair of socks is made with merino wool, which is my favorite for socks because it's not itchy.  Itchy socks are just the worst.  These are actually red and oatmeal in color, but no matter what I do the red shows up orange on blogger.

34 comments:

coolhntr said...

happy feet indeed. these turned out awesome.

ellybeth said...

agh! i couldn't love these socks more!!!! seriously, i'm in love. with your socks. i'm ready to propose.

good job jenny! you're seriously inspiring me to get over my sock knitting fear.

Flor M. said...

Beautiful!! Great way to keep your feet warm!

Anna said...

I love them! You have gotten really good really fast. I want to knit some socks for my husband (it's our WOOL anniversary this year) but I don't know any good guy sock patterns. Any hints?
Yours are really gorgeous.
Anna

Sharon said...

these make feet look toasty warm...love them...

Ayla said...

Totally delicious. And don't fret, they look red on my screen.

Catherine said...

They are the coolest socks ever! I personally love how the red comes up orange, especially with the oatmeal colour. So wish I had the patience to knit.

And I can't believe the stories of blizzards and snow and slush. I have to drive for hours just to get anywhere near the stuff in Winter.

amy t. said...

ooo, i like the fabric you are standing on in your awesome socks....is it the same fabric that is the backdrop for the post below?? i don't know why these kind of things please me but they do!

Carly said...

I'm a novice knitter, I finished an infinity scarf yesterday and was going to start a pair of socks today... my only goal is that they somewhat resemble socks by the end.

from lara said...

agreed! the snow is lovely today :)

from lara said...

ps- fun socks!

Hello Lindello said...

I'm happy just looking at these beauties. Wish they were keeping my toes warm :)

Haley said...

Look great with the gray-blue stockings.

-Haley
http://the-second-look.blogspot.com

tanvi @ now craving said...

cuteness! my feet are freezing, i wish i had these to warm them up <3

jenny gordy said...

amy t., the fabric is from ikea. i'm standing on a bench/stool that has been recovered in the fabric. and yes, it's the same fabric from the post below. elly and i both have the same fabric!

the nest said...

I think they're great and so cozy looking! Whether they're red or orange, they're awesome! Hooray for homemade socks and warm feet!

best - Annri

SASHA said...

you're so quick:) did you knit them in a day?!

Amelia said...

These socks are so adorable. All I can knit is the simplest of scarves. It's my far off dream to someday learn to knit my own socks. p.s. I love your blog :-)

Petit Purls said...

nicely knitted socks jenny! it kind of reminds me of your gap cardigan in similar colors combo. can you please post the socks pattern on ravelry? hope to see more of your makings.

Purple Deer said...

Those look so soft! It almost looks like you used cashmere! Don't worry it looks red on my monitor.

tidytipsy said...

Wow, they're awesome! I love the colour combination! I've knit socks before, but I always have trouble with the heel.

la casita de wendy said...

I love it!!!!!!

Gisele said...

I actually like the orange against the oatmeal, red or orange aside they look supercomfy!

Megan said...

ugh, the socks are to die for...that's the perfect color combination...the red, not the orange...but orange would work, too...

Mary Kate said...

The colors remind me of the classic sock monkey, which is a very good thing in my book! (nostalgia) They are really fun! I would love a long wrap sweater in those colors.

schorlemädchen said...

what wonderful socks. They look so comfortable and pretty at the same time..
such a great job Jenny..

Cassandra said...

Where oh where did this pattern come from?! It's perfect.

Carissa said...

Your socks are gorgeous! Did you use a pattern, or just make them up? I'd love to knit these. I'm so inspired! Thanks for sharing.

Maia Friedman said...

Beautiful.

amy t. said...

oh, IKEA fabric! I should have known....they have some awesome fabrics and i love that it's so easy to go now that they are in red hook :) They have this new line of linens called Henny which is pretty awesome...I love the blanket seen here
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20171294

Eli said...

what? those are awesome!! I guess I never realized that one could do this so beautifully. They look great to wear, and cute! I know how to crochet, but crochet socks are always weird

Diane said...

Jenny Marie Gordy, those are the greatest-idea-socks I've ever seen!! I am so amazed you knitted socks; and the cleverest, coolest, most beautifully knitted socks ever. I love them because they so remind me of you...

Jessica said...

Hi Jenny,

Would you be able to share where you got this pattern? They are so cute! you did a good job.

Lauren Stelling said...

I recently found your blog, and first off can I just say I love it. Also, I'm a new sock knitter and these are exactly what I want to make. Did you follow a specific pattern?