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Oh My P-Word!!


It is truly amazing that this pair of socks is finished AND that they look so cool. The P-Word socks enjoyed showing off at Snowbird on Sunday.  Can you see 'em hangin' ten?  For some strange, serendipitously happy reason the socks are very similar in their color changes.

The reason I'm amazed that the socks are finally finished is that there seemed to be little I could do correctly on the second sock. The first sock was interesting, exciting to knit and, just watching the color change with each stitch, was fascinating.   The second sock was rife with errors. It started in the pattern directly after the cuff and was due to my lack of ability to remember a decrease in one section (over and over).  You'd think that if you make an error once would be enough to help you see the light and get back on track. BUT, NO...I had to do it 5 times, FIVE times. After the light came on and progress began the leg went quickly, smoothly and there was no problem until the gusset area of the foot.  This vicious sock will always come back and bite you in the butt if you're not careful. Do not become complacent or arrogant around this sock. You must be on constant guard.

Sideviewofpomatomassocksatthebird_2For some inexplicable reason, even though I thought I was following the chart, oneYO at the end of a row was missed FOUR, at least FOUR, times. Now, lest you think it isn't about the process and that I just talk the talk and don't walk the walk...at no time during the daily flogging frogging did it enter my head to stop knitting,  throw the sock across the room, or give up (however, chopping it into tiny pieces with sharp scissors did crossed my mind, fleetingly).  Several 'technical terms' were screamed uttered at the sock but, I continued to process and reprocess. It is all knitting and it was well worth the effort.


Pattern: Pomatomas from Knitty.com
Yarn: Socks That Rock, color Fire On the Mountain (Thank you, Regina!)
Needles:  DPN Bamboo Size 2
Time to Knit: March 28-April 16, 2006
Modification: Star Toe


Now *those* are Socks That ROCK!

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! The yarn is perfect! I love the way they pooled on the foot - as Tina says - the foot and leg SHOULD be different - they serve different purposes. I'm going to finish my sock pal socks today and then I'm casting on for a pair of these. Although it may take me days to decide which yarn to use! LOVE THEM!!

Gosh, I love those socks more and more. I love the Fire!!!

It's no wonder you had problems with socks that look like a liquid prism. They are mesmerizing! Colors SO beautiful!!!

Oh, that *is* strange, the similar coloring on the feet. It almost looks like a rainbow in the bottom photo. I am going to have to go print out the P-word pattern right now so that I don't forget to make a pair of these.

That may be the coolest STR colorway ever. And such a great pattern to show it off!

Very cool! Love the bright yellow pooling on the toes.

Fantastic job! I love the colors.

Amanda :)

I love those socks, the colorway and the pattern are both fabulous! Great job.

Beautiful socks! Such a pretty pattern!

Those are truly beautiful! I know a lot of folks don't like the pooling, but i think it's great. You are the very model of patience and perseverance.

I think the socks look great! You always do a great job :)

They are completely gorgeous!

I love them! Add 'em to my list!

I particularly like the toes. :-)

sheesh! these socks are SO easy to make! i never had ANY problems with them ;-)

they look fabulous! love the colours and the pooling at the toes.

Love the socks! See it pays to be persistent and plug right along. They really are gorgeous!!!!

I am IN LOVE with those socks. Perfection!

They are fantastic! The colors, the design, everything. I know what you mean about making the same mistakes over and over - I do the same thing.

Those are puckin' awesome (sorry for my language -- I couldn't resist!) :-)

Hmmm... I have to check whatever other designs that designer came up with - lovely original mind! Your rendition is wonderful.

Those are too cute and fun. I'm working on the cuff of my first sock, and I really like the pattern.

Those YOs at the end of the rows can be tricky.

VERY cool P-word socks! Just gorgeous!

I love your socks! I'm going to have to put them on my never-ending to-make list. Both pairs of socks I've made with STR had very similar color changes.

Wow - those are totally worth all your hard work. Gnarly, dude!

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