It used to be that socks didn't get no respect, to borrow the line of the immortal Rodney Dangerfield. Now? They're recognized as wearable art. Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum has
Socks: Between You and Your Shoes. If you can't make it to Toronto, there's the online Sock Museum, assembled for last year's Sock Summit.
Click on any photo to make bigger. These socks are Ariel from Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure. The lace motif is a Japanese interpretation of mermaid tails. The variegated yarn - Pagewood Farm's Yukon (merino superwash/bamboo/nylon) in Turquoise - somewhat obscures the lace. I happen to be one of those who likes that effect but I may knit these again in a solid color. As lace goes, I'd give these a moderately-adventurous rating. It was possible to knit these while watching episodes of the "House of Elliot". Last night, Tom and I watched three episodes back-to-back. We're still on Season 1. Does Sebastian ravish his younger half-sister?