Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sharing the Sock Love ... Again

Funny, I've already used the title "Sharing the Sock Love". I must share the love a lot. But it's all good, I'm having fun with socks. I finished another pair, also for my mother-in-law.

Yarn: Elann's Sock it to Me! Collection Puzzle
Needles: 2.25mm
Pattern: 72sts, top down, start with k2 p2 cuff, short row heel (with 6sts increased before and after) and short row toes.

I was talking to my mother-in-law on Sunday night and I mentioned that I was knitting her something for her birthday. Here's the conversation that followed:

MIL: Oh, don't knit me anymore socks.
Laurie: Why? I heard a rumor that you only wear my hand knit socks these days.
MIL: Well, yes, but I can only wear one pair at a time you know.
Laurie: But you need to wash them.
MIL: The ones you gave me at Christmas are nice and soft. I have lots.
Laurie: I'll keep them for myself then.
MIL: Well, if you've already knit them, then you might as well send them over.
Laurie: ?!

Jim says she probably didn't want to be trouble. I'm glad she enjoys the socks though.

Now it's my turn for a pair. I ripped the brown and black ones because I felt I wasn't doing justice to either the pattern or the yarn. Here's the ones Dexter helped me start:

It's the Lacey Anklets pattern from this month's Cast On. The pattern isn't coming across very well and it's not easily mobilizable, so I think I'll rip these too. There are so many pretty lace socks on the net, it seems a shame to waste all that effort and pretty yarn on something that I don't love. (The shells are a lei that my boss brought back from Hawaii for everyone on our team.)

Now this I love:

Good ole Trekking! I get endless amusement from watching the color change. I noticed on Ravelry that some people find their Trekking socks ugly, or are aggravated because it is impossible to make the socks match. I'm exactly the opposite! I love the randomness of it all. It feels more organic somehow.

Here's something else from work. A portrait of Jim and I taken at the company Christmas party. I love this picture of us. We look so good! And that's Frost Flowers and Leaves I'm wearing. I'm glad it's immortalized in this picture.


  1. None of the photos in today's post are viewable on my Mac (unlike Sunday's photos). Sure would like to see them.

  2. Sorry about the broken pictures. I'll fix them tonight.

  3. That is a beautiful picture of you guys! And you got to wear your shawl in it - bonus!

    I'm doing my first pair of toe up socks, and I have No Idea how to do the heel. Any suggestions, even of when to start it?

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  5. Pretty lei! (I'm seeing one photo as broken.. did you miss one, or are you still fixing them?)

  6. Nice snap--what a handsome couple!!