Frog in knots

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sock it and see

I am very disappointed in you all. I have heard some people mention how difficult it is to take a photo of a sock on your own foot, but none of you have truly conveyed the level of contortion required. In fact I have had you all down as an unsupple inflexible bunch until now.

The sock, Baudelaire from Knitty and my first BTW, is made from vintage wool yarn that a mad old aunt gave to me years ago and is currently missing it's mate. The chances of it getting an identical mate are currently debatable as I rarely wear two socks the same as it is.

I made several attempts to portray the beauty of my latest knit. I tried the 'hold the camera low OMG how fat are my ankles' pose...







then the 'pointy toes' pose...



the 'wave your foot in the air like you just don't care' pose...

the 'oh holy £*=@!^& $#!+ I've got cramp in my hip' pose...








and finally the 'I've been in more comfortable positions playing Twister' pose
Hopefully you've seen enough of it before I have to resort to this, although chances of me getting beyond the first position are slim.

The things I do for you people ;)

36 Comments:

At 7:50 pm, Blogger angelanoel said...

Purrty!

 
At 8:01 pm, Blogger Bad Amy said...

Yeay! Socks! ...er ...SOCK!

You're not going to become one of those sock junkies are you?!

 
At 8:03 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Not a chance Amy, it just seems like a lot of work for very little outcome. Maybe the odd pair here and there, but don't adjust your set just yet.

 
At 9:20 pm, Blogger bfmomma said...

Oh, you didn't try my favorite--the "get-dh-to-take-the-picture-all-the-
while-questioning-the-fact-that-
people-actually-want-to-see-this-
on-your-blog" pose!

 
At 10:07 pm, Blogger Seahorse said...

Lol!!! Great post! Fab sock too :)

 
At 10:22 pm, Blogger Stacey said...

The sock is so lovely :)

And I've done all those poses with my socks - mostly I just try to find one that doesn't show off my cubby legs - or the fact I really should shave them more often

 
At 11:58 pm, Blogger Bezzie said...

Hahahaahaha! Oh all of those things go thru my mind when photographing socks.

 
At 1:23 am, Blogger Liz said...

Totally impressed with my first visit to your blog by your contortions in the name of blogging! Bit worried, though, bu the corpse pose. I think I would be in that from the start if I tried yoga!

 
At 1:59 am, Blogger Peg-woolinmysoup said...

I appreciate your efforts. My granddaughter must have heard of you, Rain, as she does not like to wear the same stockings!
I like the 'twister' photo best!

 
At 3:32 am, Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

OMG Thank you so much for the laugh, I needed that. Lol

Oh and amen Stacy. I have telephone poles for legs. Lol

The sock is beuatiful, Rain, and kudos to for going after a complex patterned one too! :) You'll be on that sock knitting wagon here soon. The more you try to resist, the more you get sucked in.

 
At 5:57 am, Blogger Zonda said...

Lovely sock there! hehehehe!! That's kinda why I like the blockers, but it is still not the same as "real feet"!

 
At 11:24 am, Blogger Queen of the froggers. said...

What a nice sock! Many a time I have spent too, (like playing a game of Twister)trying to put a socked foot in one position and leaning over to press the shutter on the camera!

 
At 11:48 am, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

*snort* You should have seen my 'artistic sock pose with wrought iron railing' a few months ago... I ended up bruising myself! The things we do for (with?) our knitting... the sock is lovely, can't wait to see how you manage with TWO feet to photograph!

 
At 11:52 am, Blogger Sarah said...

V funny! That is a sock worth contorting for though :)

 
At 12:04 pm, Blogger Pamela said...

The sock is beautiful!

 
At 12:24 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

LOL!!! I can just imagine you contorting yourself into all those different positions! That is one beautiful sock! Don't be like me and end up with SSS, will you?!

 
At 12:59 pm, Blogger Sarah said...

Beautiful sock! You can now add contortionist to your list of knitting skills :)

 
At 4:42 pm, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Purty sock.

Do you need one of those wooden faux foot things? Want me to cut you some from wood?

 
At 6:46 pm, Blogger Piglottie said...

So funny - and the socks are beautiful (I love this pattern) :)

 
At 7:33 pm, Anonymous Pris said...

The Baudelaire is absolutely perfect!

 
At 10:14 pm, Blogger Batty said...

Such pretty socks!

Funny you should mention it, I just put up a post about how I had to do the strangest contortions to get a sideways picture of my Jaywalker. It's hard!

 
At 10:41 pm, Blogger Mandella said...

Thanks for the giggle, but you missed one; the sock half way up the wall pose!

 
At 1:59 pm, Blogger artyfartykat said...

LOL!! We know what you mean!
Nice sock tho!

 
At 12:03 am, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

LOL! if it gets you to do yoga, by all means. I am amazed-these are your first socks! wow! lovely first!

 
At 4:33 am, Blogger cpurl17 said...

This is why I do the sock blocker pose!

Your sock if very pretty!

 
At 4:59 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

And THAT, my friend, is why one has sock blockers.

I'm so freakin' excited that you're really knitting socks! SOCKS!

 
At 7:57 pm, Anonymous SnowGoose said...

Hi Rain, long time no speak! :)

You'll be happy to know I've booked myself on a weekend-long residential knitting course! i WILL learn to knit, I WILL learn to knit!!

(PS, new blog...)

Catherine xx

 
At 5:17 pm, Blogger acrylik said...

LOL, great post! Love the sock!

 
At 5:14 am, Blogger TinkingBell said...

Harder than you think innit! Sock looks great - remember socks are small and very portable so you can knit socks EVERYWHERE!

Weel don!

 
At 6:35 am, Anonymous Knittypants said...

Beautiful, but your right, it's crazy trying to take a picture of your own foot!

 
At 7:42 pm, Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

Next time, put the sock on the dog.

I think your sock is fantastic. It turned out just right and I like the pink.

 
At 8:59 am, Blogger Artis-Anne said...

lovely socks and yes they ain't the easiest things to photo yourself :)

 
At 5:23 pm, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

I tagged you (if you haven't already been I would be very suprised!)! See my blog.

 
At 7:40 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Beautiful sock! And really amazing photography. It is funny what we knitters will do, isn't it?

 
At 8:22 pm, Blogger knitty_kat said...

hahaha! I've soo done that myself. It's a real challenge getting a good sock pic!

 
At 4:01 am, Blogger Alisha said...

I was literally laughing at my desk at work, probably making people question my sanity, at your sock poses (and titles, especially). Thanks for the laugh!

Sous le soleil...

 

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