Saturday, June 09, 2007

new (orphan) sockens!

in my very recently declared emancipation of sock pairs ... i present (yet another) mismatched pair.

i finished said monkey-socken (on the left) a couple of nights ago. i was testing out the fit of my toe when i got a phone call ... from mom.

"hello (i'm @ knitting !) ?"

"hi! i saw the sock. i want them !


of course, i'd love them for myself, when they really are a pair. but mom doesn't usually ask for knittys. and these have HOLES in them ! and she recently informed me that she doesn't like HOLES in her socks (aka LACE) !. and though these are not obvious lace socks, they still have holes in them!

socken #2 ... it's from this new book via reynolds. it features a new yarn by reynolds, soft sea wool. now, why it has that name, i don't know ! i mean, are they sea-side sheep? do they eat sea oats? because, the yarn IS 100% wool.

but ... i like it. it's classified as a dk wt. wool (on a #4 needle). the socks (in the book) are knitted at a fingering gauge of 7 sts/inch on a #2 needle. and, a ladies socken only takes one hank ! at $5.95/hank, that's an affordable socken, though hand-waschen.


The_Add_Knitter said...

Hmm, thanks for that book req, I've never seen that one before and LORD KNOWS I need another knitting book, right?!

scarlet said...


gray la gran said...

oooh, i'll have to tell that one to schmutzie !

Stacey said...

isn't that funny when loved ones or friends see knits on the blog and claim them! I've had people do that - it's pretty funny!

great new socks - I'll have to keep an eye out for that book - love the cover pattern

elizabeth marley said...

So does this mean you'll be walking around in mismatched pairs of sockens? Or are you waiting until you have a full pair?

Jennie said...

Love them both! :)

Steph said...

The sock turned out great. I guess that what happens to fiber from sea sheep - not to be confused with sea cows!

By the way, how many orphan socks until you officially have an orphanage?

Happy knitting.

Anonymous said...

Can I call 'dibs' on any orphans? I'll take all shapes and sizes! The smaller the size...the better though! You ROCK socks girlfriend!

Beth S. said...

Ooh, I really like the pattern on sock #2. Very pretty! :-)

amanda cathleen said...

I think its great that your givin all these sock orphans a loving, caring home ; )
Socken #2 has a great pattern! I'm thinking of knitting my Dad's next pair of socks with that yarn