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Barter Socks - Qualified Perceptions
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Barter Socks
I finished these socks just before New Year:



They're for gilana (whose lovely foot is featured in the second picture, modeling the sock at Tosci's, our Official Meeting Place); I made them for her in exchange for her making THIS AMAZING ILLUSTRATED POEM for me (the poem is Neil Gaiman's "Instructions", which I love dearly, and now I can hang it on the wall...). Like all good trades, I think we're both way happier with what we got than what we started with. :)

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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: January 12th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I was admiring the poem the last time I was there. :)
lillibet From: lillibet Date: January 12th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are both gorgeous!
gilana From: gilana Date: January 12th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, I think we totally both win -- I had fun getting to make the poem, and I love the socks, which are something I couldn't make myself!
dcltdw From: dcltdw Date: January 12th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, one is amazing, the other is beautiful. Wow. :)
merastra From: merastra Date: January 12th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That illustration is crazy-cool!! Love it! :-)
remcat From: remcat Date: January 12th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Charming socks!
ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: January 12th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fabulous socks. I have pointed a friend who loves Dr. Who at them.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 12th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The original web page these came from no longer seems to be working, but it's a free download in Ravelry, so they can be found there. (There's another version of the socks that I more commonly find with google; I like this pattern a little better).
ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: January 12th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to see if I can manage to replicate them in crochet. I've been meaning for a while to design a pair of Tunisian crochet socks, these look like they might adapt well.
jaedian From: jaedian Date: January 13th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I just ran across Neil Gaiman "Instructions" as an illustrated children's book at the library. It was neat and the illustrations were pretty, but I didn't think it would necessarily make good reading for Juliette.
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