pattern: embossed leaves socks design by Mona Schmidt IK Winter 2005
yarn: koigu pppm, 2 skeins & a bit of Lorna’s Laces
needles: lantern moon rosewood dpns size US 2
modifications: used a different CO than the one specified in the pattern
notes: I started knitting the second sock on Thursday and by late last night I was almost finished, with just the toe left to knit. Usually I would listen to the obsessive-compulsive thoughts of perfection in my head and wait to finish this sock next week, after checking my LYS for more yarn, so the toe would be perfect. But I decided to make due with what I had at home and consider it a lesson in accepting imperfection in an object and my knitting. It also seemed wasteful to buy another skein for only 13 teeny-tiny rounds, so Lorna’s Laces from my stash completed the toe.
thoughts: The variegated yarn I used overpowers the pattern. Solid colors serve as a better canvas for knitting lace designs.
03/12/2006 at 6:02 pm
I think they came out great, the color isn’t too variegated that it becomes overly busy. The different toe makes it quirky 🙂
03/12/2006 at 7:35 pm
Lovely embossed leaves socks. i didn’t notice the toe being different until you pointed it out 🙂
03/15/2006 at 5:38 am
Hi from Austria! I love how the socks turned out, and hey, I don’t think the color is too variegated for the pattern! But perhaps it looks a bit different “live” than on the pics? However, great work done, they’re beautiful!
03/16/2006 at 7:54 pm
These socks are really nice and I, too, don’t find them overly busy with the variegated.
03/23/2006 at 6:24 pm
I struggled with the varagation too, and switched to a solid.
but I really like the look of yours! Either way great work!
03/29/2006 at 2:35 pm
I’m surfing around looking at this pattern since I am thinking about knitting these socks, & I just found yours. I was thinking how beautiful this colorway was, when I read your comment about it overpowering the pattern. I think it looks gorgeous!! Beautiful knitting.
09/12/2007 at 12:09 pm
I made a pair of Embossed Leaves in a variegated yarn as well, but had some gauge issues (so they now belong to my husband). I’m starting a pair in a solid color for the state fair – we’ll see how they turn out! Yours look fabulous, and I think your choice of colors was better than mine for the socks. Rock on!