These socks are knit top-down and have a dutch heel. The legs of the socks both feature the ivy that hides the door to the secret garden. And just as Mary Lennox finds a key hidden in the earth, these socks have a key hidden on the bottom of one of the feet.
Getting a model proved to be challenge. It took me quite some time to find a model who looked young without being too childish. I was actually getting a little worried about finding someone. But one day, while talking to a friend, I looked down and noticed that her feet looked close to my size. (I typically make all sock samples my size so that if it comes down to it, I can model the socks.) Actually, I stared at her feet. It doesn't matter if you are good friends with someone. No one thinks it is normal if you stare at their feet. I explained that I was looking for a sock model. She let me know that she was available the following Tuesday.
One of my favorite shots that didn't make it into the book
Luckily for my model, I left the easy "sitting" pictures for the end. Here is what the set up looked like.
And here is the resulting picture.
All in all, it was a great day.