Saturday, February 16, 2008

Finding Mates On Valetine's Day

This year, Valentine's found me staring at eight single mismatched socks, and being Valentine's, I felt it only fair to make some mates for these poor lonely souls.

I've had this skein of Socks That Rock "Thistle" for a long time and was looking for a pattern to suit its vibrancy, so I picked up a couple of patterns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. One called "Central Air Socks" caught my eye. I made them nice and tall (and just barely had enough yarn).

I started off making these "Crusoe Socks" for myself but this pattern from Knitty is more than fishy. After going up a needle size, these socks fit my four year old and were no where near big enough for my miniscule feet. They came out very pretty though and my daughter loves the bright red and purple. I only needed one skein of Koigu for them.

Lastly, I finished these socks just in time to wear them on Valentine's Day. The pattern is "Waving Lace Socks" from Interweave's Favourite Socks Book. The yarn is Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock "Tickled Pink". Aren't they purdy?


Elizabeth said...

That's so funny -- I was planning to do waving lace in the exact same yarn! Pregnancy related carpal tunnel has slowed my knitting down though (plus I was seduced by the koigu you gave me), so I have started them yet. Yours look great though. And yes, Crusoe is really fishy -- I'm shocked Knitty hasn't corrected the pattern.

Liza said...

Ooooh pretty socks and look at that, pairs of socks! Appreciate the warning on Crusoe pattern, if they don't fit you...!