Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Return of My Favourite Sock

Sometimes, a pair of hand knit socks mean so much more than warm feet. For me, this pair is about love.

About 4 years ago, I bought myself some Regia Silk Yarn and knit myself this pair of Gothic Lace Socks.

They've been my favourite pair of socks all this time. I loved the pattern, which I found through my friend Holly and I loved the yarn, in part because I splurged on myself. But as you can see, these socks are wore through. They deserve to be honourably retired.

So when Doug's beautiful merino/tencel yarn came to me last year, I knew just what I wanted to make from it. To me, they are the ultimate Gothic lace socks because of the color. I'm just thrilled to have my favourite socks back!


I haven't written is so long, in part because I've been sick. It's just a cold, but being sick over the long Victoria Day weekend isn't much fun. I had to miss out on two really great trips. No one wants to go for a car ride with a sickie! But it did give me an opportunity to devote myself to my knitting though, since I wasn't good for much else. Aside from finishing my socks, I did an inventory of my WIPs. Some needed to get over a hump, and some needed to get ripped. One got lost. But I think it may be in the stash under the bed. I forgot about that spot.

10 comments:

  1. Now *that* is a truly gothic colour, and perfect for those socks!

    Sorry you've been feeling yucky, hope it goes away soon, and clean out under your bed, mkay?

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  2. make that 3. You didn't hear about what we did on Monday! (go to Flickr, will post soon)

    The socks are lovely. I was wondering when you would get around to a new pair ;)

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  3. I really love that pattern.

    How do you retire a sock? I tie a knot in it and it's a dog toy. (Dog has know the diff betwixt a sock with and without a knot to qualify!)

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  4. Out of sickness came a thing of beauty!

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  5. I love the blue socks, if that is the color. Either way, they are nice.

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  6. That is a gorgeous pattern! I can see why they would be worth a second knitting.

    I hope you get to feeling better.

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  7. Those socks are gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon! Extra points for being so productive when under the weather.

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  8. Those are great Gothic socks!

    Sorry you felt badly over your holiday but the socks almost make up for it. No? Hope you're feeling better!

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  9. Ooo, I love that sock pattern! My daughter saw it and started humming a Christmas song. Think she's hinting?

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