Thursday, September 13, 2007

Socks, redux

Once upon a time, I thought that knitted fishnet stockings were a good idea. I thought that these were SUCH a good idea, in fact, that I have enough Elann Esprit to last me a loooong time. I started out with the ruby color, as I had every intent to wear them as a transvestite to a Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight thing. Long story short, I finished one. It looked like crap, was too short for my garter belt, and I ended up with storebought red Victoria's Secret fishnets instead. The rest of my outfit? I was pretty much half-naked in October. This was not the greatest idea. There is still photographic evidence of my bad, bad idea.

That lone fishnet stayed in my stash for far too long... But when I got a copy of Favorite Socks, I knew the destiny of that Esprit!





Yes, Flame Wave socks. One is done, the other is on the needles and on its way. Part of me still wants ruby red hand-knitted fishnets... but then, I remember the miles and miles of windowpane stitch and smack myself for even thinking it.

Janet's still a slut, as far as I'm concerned.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

Oh God. Fishnets. Oh God. I have to rip those misbegotten unfinished failures out sometime.

Rose Red said...

LOVE these socks - much more practical than red fishnets...although I'm kinda with you on those as well...

tasha. said...

Wow, fantastic color and pattern!! I have definite sock envy. (Never mind that I've never knitted a pair of socks in my life. Pshaw.)

Heidi said...

Haha, oh yes, fishnets... Been there done that! :) These are definitely a better alternative!

I also love how your Mariah turned out. She's in my queue.

Knitted_Painting said...

love it and love the colour! I've still not knit any socks.. but I guess I'll be getting plenty of time for that lol!

Alice said...

those are great socks, perfect match of colour with pattern I say!

KnitXcorE said...

lmfao, brad is an asshole.