Check out the new spring shoes!
I've actually had these for a couple of months, but it only just occurred to me that they'd look great with handknit socks. (I mean, of course, in a knitterly sort of way. I'm not expecting to see this look in Vogue anytime soon.) I rarely wear my handknit socks, because I don't see the point when they're hidden in shoes, and because mine always seem to slide down. I'm not sure if that's because I make them too big, or my ankles are too thick, or all my slip on shoes (the only kind I wear--I'm lazy that way) pull them down as I walk. Whatever the reason, it hasn't been a problem at all with these shoes. I think the strap over the instep holds the socks in place.
(How do you get a good picture of your own feet?) I know I've said before that I don't much like knitting socks--too much work for something no one is going to see anyway, and those dpn's get a bit old, but with shoes like these...
...who can resist? (And note the single, extra-long circular needle--one of the women at my knitting group showed me the magic loop method, in about ten seconds. So. Much. Easier!)