Monday, April 11, 2011

Unique Sheep Wonderland Sock Club- Spoiler!!

I love it when I get to unveil a design. :D
This is the latest installment in The Unique Sheep's Wonderland Sock Club.

Flamingo Croquet “Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet ground in her life: it was all ridges and furrows: the croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingos, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.

“The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away comfortably enough under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing….” -L. Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland This sock is knit from the toe up. The foot is relatively simple, with a basic 2/2 cable on the center front of the foot. But when you get to the leg....

The detail is more intricate. The lace is meant to look like flamingos in flight. Wingstroke up, Wingstroke down. The cuff is a fun detail; with a flap that hangs down on the outside of your leg like a wing. The garter stitch of the flap matches the garter stitch of the heel; and the black beads are an elegant touch matching the black tips of the real flamingos' beaks and wings.

Once again, Kelly of The Unique Sheep got the colors absolutely perfect. The Gradiance goes from a very soft pink(the heads) to a darker pink (the wings) and it's gorgeous. You can see a photo of it here (Rav link).

This was one of the designs that just seemed to happen perfectly. I love it. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! And I showed it to a few people from the tour group, and they thought it was beautiful too.

Love ya!