Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tigers on the Prowl

The Tiger Toes Socks are complete.


Oh wait, you don't want to see them like that, flat and from the side looking almost like ordinary socks.

No, no, you'd be wanting a close-up claw view shot, where they are looking more wildly feline.

How about one in repose?

And another looking a bit bashful?

We'll finish off with an up close look at the heels....just because I love the look of the squishy, cushioned heel done in heel stitch.

19 comments:

knitmd said...

That touch really takes them from ordinary to extraordinary! Kudos for thinking outside the box!

Knit Witch said...

OMG!!!! I LOVE them!!! Yes, I thought they were very nice socks at first but then I saw the tiger toes! THAT is great! Good work.

Paula said...

Those are just awesome. I love the embroidered toes.

Jen said...

very very adorable. :-)

Nancy said...

Tiger Paws....now you need the Esso gasoline and the Frosted Flakes and there were Tiger Paw tires, too!!! These are just too terrific....like Tony the Tiger says, "They're Grrr-eat!"

Nicole said...

Awesome! I love the toes.

Dave said...

I love them ... totally cool socks. Be careful you don't scratch the insides of your shoes. :-)

The Happy College Knitter said...

Ooooo those socks are adorable! Wait...this is a tiger we're talking about here. Okay: those are FIERCE! :) they look great

SewSereneGirls said...

Would you kindly tell me how to do the heel part of your awesome socks?

Maggie Ann said...

You've got me laughing!!! They are super...any tiger would be proud to wear them but none with more enjoyment than the knitter...I'll bet!

Marlene said...

SewSereneGirls, I hope you find your way back here for the answer as your comment comes through without an email address (you have to set your email address as "visible" to receive answers to your email address).

The information I use to turn a heel and do heel stitch is a copywrite of the pattern software I use, but there is a very good tutorial on heel stitch here:

http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/525

PJ said...

Grrrrr.... :)

Soulknitting said...

WOOT!! These are 'the bees' knees' as it were!!! Too frigging cool.

Monika said...

They look fantastic! :o)

B said...

These are beautiful!!!!!!!! I would love to know when the pattern is available. Please contact me at jeremiah1300@mac.com - I am Betty

chelsey potter said...

If you've written up a pattern I would just die to have it! These are my favorites!!! My email is mrs.harrypotter2@gmail.com thanks!!

chelsey potter said...

If you've written up a pattern I would just die to have it! These are my favorites!!! My email is mrs.harrypotter2@gmail.com thanks!!

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Marlene said...

I'm sorry Chelsea but the look is very dependent on the tiger striping sock yarn put out at one time by Opal. They no longer make it so there is no point in going to all the work required to write up the pattern if no one is able to buy the tiger striped yarn.