Friday, December 14, 2007

Hoppelpoppel Socks

As leftovers of sockyarn were piling up, I figured I'd have enough to make a whole new pair of socks for bf out of them. They are rather ugly; yet at the same time, I love them for what they are, something useful made from leftovers, like a scrap quilt, or a rag rug. Bf loves them too, the crazier the better, he says.
Hoppelpoppel Socks
Pattern: Basic top down 2x2 rib
Needles: US 2
Yarn: mostly Lana Grossa Meilenweit leftovers

soon: sewing fo's.
btw: hoppelpoppel is a dish made from leftovers...so it can be pretty much anything.

29 comments:

bitterpurl said...

I love love LOVE this idea! they came out great. how much do you want to bet that some yarn co is going to come up with "leftover" skeins?

Theresa said...

I made a similar pair of socks out of my leftovers only I made smaller "stripes" - http://knittingunderway.blogspot.com/2007/10/scrappy-socks-are-here.html

Isn't it fun?

opportunityknits said...

They're so cool, I'll have to keep hoppelpoppel in mind when I collect enough leftovers!

sulafaye said...

What fun! I'm impressed with the mix of matching and not matching between the feet--adds to the unexpected!

Knittripps said...

Great idea! They look fabulous.

Steph said...

Sulafaye,
I think my reasoning for the match and no match was that if they stuck out of his boots, they'd look like 'normal' socks...but inside the boot, craziness prevails ;-).

Lolly said...

I think they look amazing~ I really like the crazy stripes. I recognize some of the yarns as ones that live in my stash too ;)

Lauren said...

They're adorable! I'm totally copying you on this one.

Octopus Knits said...

Those are awesome! Wonderful idea - and I think they're rather lovely : )

maritza said...

Oh wow! I LOVE those! They knit up beautifully, and the different colorways actually do go so well together. Brilliant!

VickeryKnits said...

Awesome! LOVE the patterns!

passingdowncrazz said...

I want some!!! They're great.

Queen of the froggers said...

They are great! Now my sock leftovers would just not "go" together as well as yours have!

Anonymous said...

Sehr hübsch und nicht ein bisschen hässlich!

LG, Dana

Stacey said...

those are great! I keep saying I'll do this with my leftovers!

Risa said...

Wow! You said they were crazy, and you were totally right. What a fun pair of socks

moontea.typepad.com said...

I really like those and think they look fabulous! I want to do that someday with my leftovers.

Claudine said...

I think they look great! Crazy and fun. I'll do that when I have enough leftovers :)

a friend to knit with said...

i am TOTALLY diggin those! so cool.

Anonymous said...

They're not ugly! I want them!

Katie said...

i love these! not ugly at all. I am dying to make knee socks for my two year daughter. something about knee socks and rubber boots on a little girl! your knitting is great, and so inspiring to me.

Oiyi said...

They look great! So funky.

angelarae said...

Hey! I like these! I've seen enough of the sock yarn squares. This is a better idea:)
Ang

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xtina / fistful said...

they are rad and i'm totally stealing this idea for all my scraps. so good!

Sarah said...

Ohhh, I love those socks! They are so ugly they are adorable!

Must save all my left overs.

knitting by kaae eller bare Charlotte said...

NICE :)

marya said...

LOVE those socks! The colors go really well together - like they say - the whole is greater than the sum of the parts!

Paisley said...

Fabulous socks!