Posted on Sep 28, 2008 in alice, sock knitting, yellow
For quite some time I had the idea in my head that the pose in this famous Edward Weston photograph would make a great pose for ing socks. What poor Alice discovered is that one needs quite a bit of flexibility to execute the pose. I’m thinking that the woman in the original photograph (shot in 1936 by the way) must have been a dancer or some other type of contortionist to pull it off. Alice said the hardest part was laying head to thigh. No matter, I think we came a way with a great shot anyway. Alice needs only to flash her teeth and brilliant smile and she immediately brightens any photo (or room for that matter).
Just a peak into the mind of a great artist (ahem) and where my inspirations/ideas come from.
Alice’s smile may even have outshone the socks.
Yes the socks are done.
I finished them in time to enter in Sock Knitter’s Anonymous September Sockdown
. Yes I admit I have a problem. I’m powerless over the knitting of socks. The very next day after finishing golden leaves, I started Nutkin but had to frog it this morning. It was coming out way too small, even for Alice. Here’s a look at the progress. Lovely aren’t they?
The same yarn will now become Pomatomus
. Cookie’s socks seem to use a lot of little tiny stitches. It will still qualify as an entry for the September socksdown. I’m off to cast on now.
[Breaking News: I might make Mermaid Fingerless Mittens instead. I’ll keep you posted.]