Wednesday, May 06, 2009

SOCKSY

Tickets to Cheech & Chong - $200. Socks knitted by the woman you love - priceless. Someone had a little pout that he didn't get socks for his birthday this year. The situation was remedied by these babies.

Knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills 5ply Colonial, they took 12 days of mostly monogamous knitting. The pattern is Sarah Golder's Simple Socks (Rav link) from Yarn, issue 5.


Here they were off to the opening of the National Library of Australia's Treasures Gallery - a Preview last Thursday.


And here they were finished off over a bottle of Cabernet Merlot on Sunday night.

Because the yarn is pure wool, I knitted a strand of fuzzy nylon through the entire heel and foot.

The reason the heel in this looks different - I ran out of the dark brown fuzzy nylon and had to use a grey. No one else will notice and if they do, they can knit socks.

6 comments:

Market Girl said...

Hi there thanks for stopping by Handmade. You know these would have been great for our Winter Warmer! Come say hello!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I've experienced the "I really want hand knits socks" pout. So while I won't work on them exclusively, I've had to make sure that I always have a pair for him on the go.

2paw said...

Oh they are priceless socks indeed and they get out and about to the best places!!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Now there's an insult...

"Why don't you just... just... go knit socks!"

;-)

Donna Lee said...

It's funny. My husband was not at all interested in the first pair of socks I made him. Then he wore them and now he thinks every other pair I make should be for him.

TinkingBell said...

Seriously good lookin' socks - and I envy you the trip to cheech and chong - shades of my yoof........