Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Socks and Socks

This past weekend we made our annual visit to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Do you remember last year how we took a class and dyed our own sock yarn? I did a post on it Here. When we were making plans for this year's festival I remembered we hadn't gotten around to knitting up our socks! I decided it was time to remedy that. Mandy isn't such a fan of knitting socks, but I could knit them all year! So I volunteered to knit her socks for her.
If you remember this is what the yarn looked like before being made into socks. I am sure you can  figure out who dyed what!
Here is my socks knitted . It is always so fun to see how striping yarn turns out! Becky was calling my yarn Watercolor, which made me think of a painting and Monet. So I googled him to get a bit of inspiration.
 I thought this pine cone stitch was very similar to water lilies and ripples on a pond. What do you think? Does it fit with my theme? 
 
Mandy wanted her socks to be knee socks, as tall as there was yarn for. I keep knitting until there was about four inches left.
I invented a new toe for these socks. The round toe is my favorite, but Mandy prefers a more square toe. Unfortunately, I don't like knitting the square toes Mandy usually knits. So I came up with my own way! It is kind of a cross between a rounded toe and a square toe. Mandy liked how they fit and they didn't drive me crazy knitting them!

8 comments:

  1. I just can't get over it. Those socks are amazing! Those pink and blue ones are heavenly! sigh.

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  2. I even made Kevin come to the computer and look at those socks! If I ever made socks like that, I wouldn't let them be on anyone's feet - they'd be framed and on the wall!

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  3. Lovely socks,Oh...I wish I knew how to knit or crochet, I'm not giving up, I'll start practicing knitting and crocheting again this year.

    xx,
    Jacqueline

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  4. Hello! I LOVE this blog. I it through Apron History. You all can be assured that I will most definitely visit again as I am adding you to my blog stalking .. um - I mean reading, list. Your projects are giving my lots of inspiration for the long Montana winter ahead of us.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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    1. Thank you Mrs B! We love to craft and try to inspire eachother, sorry about the lack of postings this fall, we had a lot of stress in the family. We are now into a long Wisconsin winter, what better way to spend the time than crafting?

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  5. I really do like the pinecone pattern you used for the watercolor socks, it "fits" very well!! I think you should so a tutorial on the rounded-square toe, it looks very attractive. Good job on getting your yarn knit up! Mine is still in a hank, not even wound yet...

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  6. Please don't stop blogging, your stuff is beautiful and inspiring.

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  7. Wow! Gorgeous socks and you even dyed the yarn yourself? It is amazing how the colors self stripe like that....it's magic! I am slow going on my socks but hope to get faster. I do love sock knitting it's just "gifts" are looming on my horizon so the socks get put down way too often for my liking! LOL!

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