operation sock yarn // two more

September 7, 2014

I took two pairs of recently finished scrap socks with me to the USA/Canada so I could have pretty backgrounds to photograph them. Taking interesting pictures of socks can be rather challenging, especially if you live in a small apartment in the city.

I took them with me on a small hike in the Yellowstone NP and found this awesome dead tree. It must’ve been a very tasty tree because there were many traces of woodworms and other bugs that carved patterns into the tree. Perfect backdrop for a sock photoshoot, right?

Ravelry project page can be found here.

The next pair was knitted at the end of the last semester when I needed something small and mindless to take to the library each day so I could squeeze in a couple of stitches during lunch break.

The blue and the green yarn is malabrigo sock and it’s awesome to work with. The stitch definition is great and the colours are very vibrant and kind of shimmering. Too bad the yarn is very (veeery) expensive over here (and pretty much everywhere in the world?) so I probably won’t be working with it again in the next couple of years.

(The picture above has a terrible lightning and the colors are off but I just loved the woven bison on the couch at the Yellowstone visitor center.)

And one work-in-progress shot:

The colours of the sock match my knitting needle cave perfectly. I love it when my knitting matches my project bag/knitting needle cave 🙂

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  • Reply Nancy September 7, 2014 at 17:21

    Lovely socks!

    I'm curious about the heels on the first pair – they look different than any I've done. Can you share some details?

  • Reply Britney September 7, 2014 at 17:35

    they turned out wonderfully! i'm so proud to see what gorgeous socks have come out of your scrap stash!

  • Reply Kaiya September 7, 2014 at 22:13

    Beautiful socks, and beautiful photography! The second pair in particular looks more like he product of a meticulously-designed sock kit, not scrap socks. (On a side note… woodworms?! I would have just assumed that all of those scratches were left by passing humans…)

  • Reply Pumpkin September 7, 2014 at 22:30

    I know! Taking pretty sock photos is super hard, but you're doing fantastically at it! Both pairs are so coordinated and adorable!

  • Reply Lisa-24-7 September 8, 2014 at 01:59

    I have enough scrap sock yarn to make a pair, but keep holding out for more lol. But I agree, good photos are so hard to come by!

  • Reply The Foggy Knitter September 8, 2014 at 18:23

    They are both lovely pairs of socks, the top ones would make a good colourway for Regia or someone to use!

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