Friday, January 29, 2010

Got Singles

Two single socks equal a pair right? Too bad one fits perfectly and the other is too big since it's not for me.

Over Martin Luther King Holiday weekend I decided I was ready to cast on for another pair of socks. Ever since my sis had started Rick socks last year, I knew I wanted to make them. I couldn't wait to use the STR Rare Gems I purchased at Rhinebeck this year. I love the orange/rust tones in the yarn. Sock #1 knitted up fast and I believe took me four or five days to finish. Sock #2 is currently on the needles.

Last week I decided I wanted to knit DB a pair of socks he could wear to bed. I thought it would be nicer to have a super soft hand-knit pair on your feet than thin sweat socks at night. I went stash diving and found some yarn that has been hibernating since 2003. The yarn is Louet Sales Gems Opal - Sport Weight. I had enough yarn to do the bulk of the sock in black and chose to do the heel and toe in blue. DB tried the sock on the other night and loved it. I see a few more pairs in his future. I'll be casting on for Sock #2 today.

In other news, my sis is back to blogging! Yay!


  1. Aw! DB sock is such an improvement of the similar pair you knit back in '03. You've come a long way baby! (Although Dad loves them anyway, right?) Rick looks awesome in the lighter yarn. And in other news...glad to be back. :)

  2. I've been away and out of the loop but I wanted to stop by and say hello. :) I love those socks. I really enjoy knitting socks but it seems like everyone in my family is addicted to wash cloths so I've been knitting that mostly. LOL They can never get enough.
    I hope all has been well with you.
    Take care!