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.


6 comments:

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

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

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  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?)

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

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