Monday, April 11, 2011

Sockitecture

I've had a fascination with beads and buttons from childhood. While my Mom was sewing, I would play with her buttons and create all kinds of worlds with them. To this day, I adore creating worlds with beads and buttons in whatever medium they will fit into. Here's a one sock wonder from a Lily Chin design I tried out with "seconds yarn" and some tasty beads I bought at a Stitches convention once. I actually have no intention of knitting the other sock. I just wanted to see the instructions manifested, so I'm happy with the one. It's now an official practice sock to take the experience to new places.
My dad was an architect. I find sock design so very similar to how he'd design buildings...with different levels and design interests. I kind of like perceiving socks in that way....little buildings for the feet! Imagine the possibilities if you see them in that way. 

3 comments:

lila said...

Wonderful sock! You are a talented knitter!
I am kintting baby sweaters for the three new grandbabies I will have by the end of the summer! (Yikes!)

Cheryl Razmus said...

The only bead knitting I've ever done was those tiny amulet bags (on needles so small they might as well be sewing needles) you can wear as a necklace. I had such a hard time remembering the pattern, I made three of them all different shapes (which is a good thing, I guess!)
Your sock is so much fun. Maybe it coud be a wild purse! Or a holiday stocking for the fireplace.

TiCo said...

Thank you, Lila!
Three grandbabies is a lot of opportunity for knitting! I don't know how you do it and keep up with the intense class assignments. Superwoman!

Cheryl--
You are so crazy prolific! You amaze me with the many venues and projects you do...and you FINISH them!!!!
I love your purse idea for the sock. There were times working on this sock I wished it went IN the fireplace! Love your creative suggestions!