Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring is in the Air

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!)

18 comments:

sophanne said...

Most excellent shoes- what "flavor" are they?

They might happen in Vogue now that you're sporting them.

melissaknits said...

Now all you need to do is cast a second sock onto that lovely circular needle.... ;-)

Katie said...

I noticed your shoes on Saturday! I was going to mention how cute I thought they were, but never made it over. lol

Bea said...

I love those shoes! And those socks are so pretty, I love the colors, they are perfect for the spring weather!

Mother of Chaos said...

Oh, I love those colors!!

Oddly, people notice my handknit socks all the time - and I'm always in jeans and tennis shoes!

...possibly, this is due to the fact that I use colors that can be seen from space?...

Kim said...

Beautiful shoes & socks! You have to pick your shoes to go with the hand knit socks. About the only shoes I'll wear are ones that show off socks! Hooray for magic loop!

janet said...

Hey wait a minute. I had the feeling that you had a blogversary. Did you forget? One year ago on Mar 8th'ish. Anyway, congrats!!!

marit said...

Cute shoes and great socks!
Magic loop is fun! I've just recently figured it out. Now I'm knitting a pair- yes, two at a time-on the same needle...I thought it would be a mess, but it is actually easy!

Sharon said...

Vogue, schmogue. Nice shoes, and they go perfectly with handknit socks.

I thought you weren't a sock knitter? Coulda fooled me! :)

kmkat said...

Excellent shoes for showing off socks. What brand? One can never have too many pairs of hand-knit-socks-worthy shoes.

Magic loop rocks. I can't believe so few people seem to use it.

Steph B said...

Great shoes! And the socks are purty cool too. You're one hip lady. Vogue just might come calling!

Patty said...

Love the socks and the shoes! Knitting socks may become your new addiction! Think that lady will fly to Nova Scotia for 10 minutes of magic loop instruction?

Senja said...

Cute shoes and pretty socks. I love how handknit socks feel on my feet but I noticed mine slip down after a while too. They're always better after a wash. Cool trick with the magic loop, I should check that out.

Haley said...

wow. as always, you've been busy. your bathroom looks great. love the tile on the diagonal. all knitting looks great too. good luck with your bridal support.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Magic Loop is a major revelation...and the shoes are a sock knitter's dream!

Gail said...

Haha... I've converted yet another to the magic loop phenomenon. JK... I'm glad you're liking the new method. Now you'll be as addicted to socks as I am. Cute shoes too:)

Lydee said...

Very nice socks and shoes. What a pleasant surprise!

...Sarah said...

Cute shoes! Gotta love that magic loop