Thursday, July 01, 2010

summer skies...

...that's what I dubbed these socks.

Their coloration reminded me of summer blooms against a blue sky with wispy summer clouds.

I then had to wait a few more months for the real thing! It was worth the wait!

The socks are done, and summer is here...well, kind of. I'm really pleased with the socks, although they seem to run a bit roomy for my taste.

I think when I create the floats I end up adding some extra ease. I had the same thing happen with the Leyburn socks.

I tweaked the first pair of Paul Atwell socks I knit, and probably should've tweaked these a bit more, too...mostly in the foot.

Anywhooo...I heart the color and the pattern, so I'm sure there will be a next time around to play more with the sizing.

Does anyone know what that little blue flower is? It looks like a clover...I've never seen it before.

Happy July!!

Paul Atwell socks in Dashing Dachs 'speckled wildflowers'

Blue skies Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
From now on
~Irving Berlin


Rani said...


Melinda said...

Isn't it a corn-flower? Its colour is quite pale but it still looks like a corn-flower to me.:)
Lovely socks!

Tonya Gunn said...

Love the socks - yes cornflower - one of my favorites.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Anonymous said...

i think so too! cornflower also known as bachelor's button. lovely sunny socks

Knitting Out Loud said...

They look like happy socks.

Susan said...

I've never really thought about those great lyrics before, thanks for including them. Your anon blue flower looks like it would make a happy home for a bee.

Jane said...

I love your photos, so funny that you made summer socks that fit so well with the flowers and the blue sky, while in summer I don't wear soks at all :). They sure will give a nice summer feeling in winter when you wear them.

IrishGirlieKnits said...

That first picture is just perfect! Well, they all are perfect, but the first, my favorite!