Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Birks, with bling


birkisocks2
Originally uploaded by Wordpurler
Oh, I'm getting so close!

I conquered the counterintuitive heel flap, seeded the gussets, and have reunited the socks on two circs, working my way down the feet. The pattern calls for switching to stockinette after the final cable repeat--I'm considering a tiny little Ravenclaw stripe right before I start the toe in blue...just a little touch...

Thanks to Celticmemory, at ravelry, for helping me figure out the heel flap issue.

And don't you love the stitch markers? The green and blue ones on the sock at left are from my HSKS 5 swap package (Lavender, did you make them?) and the neat blue & bronze one on the right is from CelticFrog's etsy shop. I think the beads on that set are vintage, so there might not be any others exactly like it...which is of course why I like them.

On down the feet!

2 comments:

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Oh the Aran Sandal Socks are looking just beautiful! Well done you for conquering that challenging heel (I suspect it's a deliberate hurdle to sort out the faint-hearted from the really determined). Can't wait to see them finished.

Lavender A said...

Of course I made them :) Glad you like them and are using them!