Thursday, August 16, 2007

Toreador Monkey Socks


Well, here are the beginnings of my Toreador Monkeys. I tried to figure out how to take a photo and capture the true color and get the detail. This is the step outside my house. Lovely, huh? What you cannot see is the nest of Cicada Killer Wasps that is under the steps. Since I am allergic to bee stings, I am slightly(!) uneasy about being out there. So, I took the photo and ran back into the house. We used the organic solution that we found on the web (oil and vinegar poured onto the holes) and now the front of the house smells like salad. I haven't seen any wasps (and they are big suckers!) so maybe it worked. I have finally figured out how to use the close up setting on my camera so I got a photo that shows the color and the stitches. The gray/green is spiraling down through the pattern in a very cool way. There are arguments already as to who gets these socks.

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

I love them and your photo is fabulous too for someone who's just "figuring out" her close-up options! Way to go! Can't wait to see them finished.

InkyOrchid said...

I have a fear of wasps, too, so I admire your bravery. The picture came our beautifully, as is your sock!

Wendi said...

what a beautiful picture and a beautiful pair of socks!