Saturday, January 06, 2007

Celebration Socks

I have finished my first pair of Socktopia socks! Yay go me! I am in absolute LOVE with this yarn! It is so soft and so pretty. I'm all gushy.


The details:
Name: Celebration Socks
Socktopia Theme: January; "Celebrate good times"
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, in Mountain Tango Colorway
Needles: KP size 1's
Pattern: my own toe up, over 60 stitches using a "traveling vine" lace pattern
Started: 1/2
Finished: 1/6

The Inspiration: 5 years ago I went on a cruise with my family in JANUARY, on the cruise ship CELEBRATION. We toured many beautiful places in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. When we docked at San Juan we decided to go on a tour of the rain forest. I chose my yarn because the colors remind me of the lush greenery of that day, and my lace pattern brings to mind the gorgeous exotic plants. I have many souvenirs from that trip, but the memories, and the constant loop repeat of the song "CELEBRATE" by Kool and the Gang on the ship, will be forever present in my mind to serve as reminder of my awesome trip to the Caribbean!

On the blockers.

A close up of the halo.

The vine Pattern.

13 comments:

LadyLungDoc said...

The yellow does look like like fireworks!

Batty said...

That colorway is incredible!

julieanne said...

Very nice! Congrats on finishing your first pair of Socktopia socks!

Emilee said...

Wow, those are such fun-looking socks! The colorway definitely says celebration to me.

knittingajour said...

Great socks! And what a nice pattern..(and story). And so fast! I'm still thinking/sketching my "snowflakesocks" in my head...
Groeten uit Nederland.

sgeddes said...

Great job on the socks!

They remind me of the colors of Mardi Gras!

Zonda said...

Awesome! Those are perfect Celebration socks! WTG! :)

BeccaU said...

Nice job - what a great way to start the new year!

dobarah said...

Oh WOW! These are beautiful...congratulations!

anphoe said...

Those socks are very pretty and so as the sandals. :)

reluctantMANGO said...

GORGEOUS! It'd be hard not to do a little dance when putting on those socks - they're so bright and cheerful!

Christy D. said...

Those socks are beautiful! They make me happy....

Shelley said...

Awesome socks! I like the lacy pattern you used, and such pretty colours!