Shy feet

Oh hai.

It’s funny how much emotion we can convey in body language, even in our feet. To me, the toes above, and the following picture look like shy feet. It seems so weird to think that feet convey shyness or timidity, but I think they do. And I guess I think that’s cute. I can’t think of a way of positioning hands that would have a shy-looking effect, so maybe this is exclusive to the feet. Maybe I’m a nutter to be thinking about this. Who knows. I’m pretty fascinated by human behavior.

We're shy.

I finished these socks last year (so this tells you how good I am about posting FOs…). The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug, one of my FAVORITE and very drool worthy sock yarns. It’s as squooshy as Koigu and the colors are amazing in either the almost solids or the multi colors. We just got a bunch in at Hand Held so I *had* to get more. We got some of the Wasabi Squeeze color and I snatched it up. I have made at least 3 pairs of socks from Colinette and it is nice on the hands and stimulating to the eyes. I was surprised at how even most of the stripes on this pair knit up. They call this color Ischia, and I love it.

This is my usual recipe for socks: toe up, two at a time, magic loop. If you live in Northwest Arkansas and want to learn, you can sign up for a class here. I used up all of the yarn down to a few yards on these, so they’re nice and tall. I purled the toes and gussets just for fun. You can see that better in this pic.

Purty purls

We just got some Madeline Tosh Sock too. I think I squealed and immediately snatched up the Twig color for some future pair of amazing socks. Sock love is back.

8 thoughts on “Shy feet

  1. always love seeing your pics, and your handmade socks! as soon as i get these sweaters off the needles, socks are going on!

    did you see that obnoxious pink alpaca sox? i think that’d go great with my hat, lol.

  2. I love them! I have extreme sock jealousy. I just don’t have the patience. I can hardly even convince myself to pick up the needles these days. i’m getting hooked on books right now and have left knitting by the wayside. So, in turn, sock jealousy. Keep up the good work, girl.

  3. Those socks are so cute! And I like to watch people’s feet occasionally when I see people talking in the mall. I think sometimes feet can tell you more about someone than the rest of their body language can.

  4. Hey!
    I realllly want to learn how to knit socks on circulars
    Could you throw together a basic tutorial? There are no classes or books around here that I can find and I have the prettiest sock-weight yarn begging to be spun into cozy socks!!!


    • Hey! I’d love to do that at some point, but I don’t have the time for something like that until at least the end of the school semester. Wendy Johnson does socks from the toe up in a couple of books, and I’ve heard they have good reference info. Cat Bordhi is a huge proponent of two at a time on two circulars (but I prefer one) and has several books on this method. My Summer Slicepattern on Ravelry has a lot of explicit details about making the socks two at a time. If you want to learn magic loop there are tons of videos and tutorials all over the internet. I will keep something like this in mind as a tutorial for the future, but my schoolwork and other knitting projects won’t allow me to do it anytime soon. Thanks for the suggestion. Cassy

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