Warm woolies, happy feet

I finished my Ukrainian Socks last night. Here they are, unblocked.


I used an afterthought heel, so the heel is basically another toe. It fits well. It should, because it took three tries to get it right.


Feet are the best sock blockers!


And I have happy feet. I wore these to work today, in snow boots.


Worsted weight socks, adapted from Ukrainian Socks in Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Knit from stash yarn, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, and US size 5 dpns.

I really like how these turned out. But there were a million ends to weave in! So my next socks will have fewer colors. I’m considering the Finnish Socks from the same book, adapted again for worsted weight yarn. Did I just say “next socks?” Me, the non-sock knitter? Hey, it’s cold out there!



bird bath

What’s wrong with this bird bath?

16 responses to “Warm woolies, happy feet

  1. Love the socks! Those look very toasty.

    Poor bird…he’s all cunfuzzled, but then again, he may be thinking, “If I only had some cherry, grape, and watermelon syrup, I’d have the best snow cone ever!”

  2. Whoa! Nice Socks! ToolMan loved ’em and asked if I’d make him a pair in dark colors; thanks a lot, Michelle, I now have another project in the queue!

  3. The socks are beautiful! I’ve never tried an afterthought heel…might have to do that soon, just because. 😉

    Love all of your snow…it’s so pretty! I love how white lights look under it. We’re still mostly snowless here. 😦

  4. Those are great socks! Happy holidays to you!

  5. Ah-ha, inside snow boots. I wondered how one wore worsted weight socks. Makes perfect sense – but then, no one gets to see your beautiful work!

    That picture of the lighted tree under snow was amazing – keep it for a Christmas card next year.

  6. Still love the socks, poor bird, he must have missed the flight down south huh?

  7. I love those Ukrainian socks! Gorgeous! I bet you were all the envy at work!

    And, boy, do I know what’s wrong with that bird bath! And it just keeps snowing and snowing!

    I hope you have a safe and warm holiday!! 🙂

  8. I always thing the afterthought heel looks funny till I put them on, they do fit well. And I block my socks on my feet, too.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Nice warm socks!! Doesn’t the snow make everything look so clean & pretty? Merry Christmas! Stay warm!

  10. Gorgeous socks – wow! Very pretty snow pictures – makes me glad I’m wearing wool socks 🙂

  11. The socks are just beautiful!

  12. Wow!! Still can’t believe all that snow!!

    Love the socks!! Soooooo pretty!!

    Happy Holidays!!

  13. Those are absolutely gorgeous!!

  14. Charming socks. And worsted weight…knits up so fast! I have to keep this in mind for my next pair of socks.

  15. Socks look toasty warm and the tree looks so festive with the snow and the lights!
    I have never done afterthought heels myself. I keep saying I want to try it though.

  16. Your socks turned out so well! Very nice color work.

    Ok, I am determined to learn how to knit socks in 2009…