Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tiger Socks

Can you see a resemblance? The colours of Tigers are striking as is the color in the Opal Tiger sock yarn. These have been on the needles for a while and I finally got around to finishing them Monday night. Once again I used this pattern knitted on 2.5mm bamboo double pointed needles.



I am working on another sock pattern at the moment, spent way too many hours with pen, paper and calculator and of course needles and yarn. Maths was not my strong point at school, I was more of an English, Social Studies girl so my math brain is sorely put to the test when I am trying to figure out new patterns and their workings. I am trying to come up with a simple pattern that will work well with hand dyed yarns, so stay tuned and I will report on its progress.

16 comments:

trek said...

Looking quite grrreat!

Jennifer said...

Those socks are so lovely! They really do look like tigers!

twig said...

Math is evil. Love the colors in your socks.

Marina said...

Ugh! My eldest wants those as he supports the local football team, the Bengals. (They pronounce it "bangles" here!!) One day, I'll learn to knit socks ...

Katt said...

Those socks look great! I so have to get myself some of that wool to make myself a pair.

Katt

Cathy said...

The socks look really good.

They are quite tigerish aren't they.

Cathy

Janette said...

Me likes them socks!

I recently googled for sock yarn and came up with this ebay site in Vic that sells Opal sock yarn at a reasonable price. The ebay seller name is - shauns_nan. Looks like she has been selling on ebay for 4 years and $7 seems a good price as I'm sure I've seen this yarn around for $20. You get a free pattern too, or is this normal. Not being a sock knitter, I don't know. I've not ordered any - should I?

amanda j said...

They are lovely. I like the zebra pattern too. Your sock pattern works a dream, and Betty is looking shmick too! WELL DONE!

barbp said...

Hi, my first time by your spot and I love the look.

Hope your son is doing well after his surgery. I used to work for an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon (eons ago) so am familiar with the surgery.

Love the tiger socks but also enjoyed the Toast and Marmalade for Tea socks.

I'll be by again.

Larjmarj said...

I've been coveting the tiger yarn from Opal,.. I guess it's getting "rare" or at least according to a couple of sellers. They look awesome...you really crank out the knitting!

BLACK DOG KNITS said...

They're fantastic! I knew I'd regret not buying this yarn on eBay last year.

Fifi said...

I wasn't very impressed when I first saw it in the ball but it is tigery after all! They look great.

I'm really intrigued by the sound of this pattern.

Michelle said...

rrraawwrrr ^_^

Eleni said...

Astrid has some good prices for Opal also. http://www.astridsdutchobsessions.com. I sent my one skein pal a skein of the Toucan looking colors (the label was in German because my mom brought it back from Frankfurt, so I am not sure if that's the actual name of the colorway). I really want to knit up the ladybug skein I have! The tiger looks great and it's inspiring me...yeah right after I finish those socks that rock!

msfortuknit said...

nice!

Laura said...

Great job on the Opal socks, Sharon. Way to go, girl! :)