Jun 13 2009

Socks schmocks.

Published by at 12:57 am under FOs

GRADUATION SOCKS
Falling Leaves Socks

Pattern: Falling Leaves Sock by Nancy Whitman
Yarn: Koigu PPPM in 2260, a lilac-ey sort of mix
Needles: US 1/2.25mm
Notes: These socks are named for a reason. I cast them on while driving (or rather, being driven) to my sister’s MA Ed graduation ceremony. Continued working on them during my other sister’s BSN commencement. (Not during the actual ceremony, mine. But there is always lots of waiting at graduations.) And then I carried them around my graduation, which was too rainy to do anything before, during or after but huddle beneath umbrellas, but the thought was there. And now they are done, after three graduations in one month. (My parents were exceedingly proud.)

However, I learned on these socks that I now get carsick if I stare too closely at kbls — and the socks are nothing but kbls! (The Merritt Parkway might not have helped. The Merritt and I have some disagreements.) So a lot of the car knitting I’d hoped to get done never materialized, and I found myself having eye-crossing moments more than once even when not in a moving vehicle. Of all the things to affect me like that, it turns out to be the humble kbl — who would have guessed? Unfortunately, it meant I had to take these socks in small bits, but they’re no less lovely for it.

Falling Leaves Socks

The pattern is terrific: well written and clever, and I recommend it highly. Whenever I needed a break I’d catch myself smoothing out the legs and admiring the leaves and the little cable twist growing out of the ribbing. It’s making me imagine all manner of garments with leaves now, in lovely autumn colors. If I pick autumn colors, you see, they stand a chance of being finished at a seasonally appropriate time.

There’s plenty else going on besides these socks — I have a tank that is in the last bits of finishing, and more socks (now with more traveling), and my one-hundredth Ravelry project, a Ribbon Lace Scarf in a luscious purple-green. But since I don’t have any pictures of them at the moment, I will instead show you Delicious Delicious Birthday Cake, as my family does it: chocolate with homemade marshmallow frosting. This particular piece was from my sister’s birthday cake:

Birthday cake

This is mean of me, and I apologize, because I got to eat some and you didn’t.

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2 Responses to “Socks schmocks.”

  1. Glenna says:

    Mmmm, that is delicious looking cake! And the socks too 😉

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  2. Gail says:

    socks absolutely beee uuu ti ful !

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