Thursday, June 8, 2017

Talk to the paw

The Tuxie socks are nearing completion. I got the toe on the second one done last night, but as mentioned before, there was a little something I wanted to add to it.

Some of you may remember that Tux had a very special paw. While all his other paws had pads mixed of pink/black...
 
...his one front paw was all black with one perfect little pink jelly bean toe.
 
There was just something so delightful and charming about this footsie, it made me smile whenever I saw it.Coincidentally, when he lost his leg, the one that remained was the one with my favourite paw.

When I designed my tattoo, the originally plan was to have the one toe in pink - just like his paw. In the end, I decide it looked too odd in a tattoo and kept it all black.

As I started designing the sock, I once again considered including a pink toe on the paw print...

But as my colourwork skills aren't up to working with three yarns at once, I nixed that idea.

But as I was stitching away, the idea came to me....

What about a duplicate stitch paw on the heel? It's not very big, and wouldn't take too long. And adding in the pink toe would be much easier. In the end, I decided there wasn't enough room on the heel... but the toe wasn't as cramped!
 My duplicate stitching needs work... but I think it's going to be  a nice little tribute to my still-favourite boy. (Of course, in the pattern, it will be totally optional. Watch for the FO and  pattern release soon!)

10 comments:

Vera said...

That little pink jellybean toe - so cute. I can't wait for this pattern!

Bridget said...

I'm looking forward to the pattern as well! And I love the idea of a pink jellybean toe. :-)

Eastside Cats said...

How does Angel Tux feel about that photo of his foofoo in the air? LOL! I too, would be obsessed with the black and pink feeties.

D. Kissinger said...

What a cute idea! Tux was such a handsome boy!

Cat Lover said...

Your socks look wonderful Valerie! Our Sam was a tuxedo too.
Have a wonderful day!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Kitty paws are the best and Tux's were extra special indeed! Love what you are doing with the sock design in his honor.

kathy b said...

I love love love the paw tattoo! The sock is gorgeous as well. I have one small spot on my tattoo that has a scab on it. a teeny teeny spot. I have a hunch I may have scratched it in my sleep. Tomorrow is 2 weeks and it should be healed according to the shop instructions. I LOVE it. I am still surprised each time I look at my wrist!

Araignee said...

Oh, sweet boy....I love seeing him again.

Delighted Hands said...

What a sweet tribute! I already have a request for this sock as soon as you release it=I already have the yarn!!!

elns said...

I love it. What an inspired design!