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.