Bad blurry self-photo taken by my aunt who, this photo completely not-withstanding, is actually an amazing photographer.
Louet Gems Merino, 2.75 mm
Rib and Cable Socks by Nancy Bush from Interweave Knits Fall 2005
pattern from interweave knits online. Made with random handspun and store bought wool/ wool blends on 2.75 mm needles.
Voted as “Livejournal’s Sock-kit-swap ugliest socks“. Birthday gift for Mike’s dad. Bob has repeatedly told me that he loves them and doesn’t think I’m colourblind. Basic ribbed sock pattern. 85% wool, 15% nylon. 2.75mm needles.
There is NOTHING WORSE than yarn that looks good in the ball but secretly has orange and black fake-fair isle hidden inside.
so i ripped out the icky stripes in the yarn leftover from Bob’s socks
Basic sock pattern with cable rib 2.75mm needles. 85%wool, 15%nylon
Summer socks for a boy with broken feet.
Mike has to wear hiking boots all summer due to an awful car accident 5 years ago. With these socks, at least, he doesn’t have to fold his socks into his boots when he wears his shorts. Basic ribbed sock pattern, 15% silk (because he chose it and how do you say no to a broken boy who wants silk?), 5% nylon, 80%wool, 2.75 mm needles.
Mother’s Day bed socks for a mum who has cold feet. 2.75mm needles Basic rib sock pattern. 80% wool, 20% nylon
from Magknits. 85% wool, 15% nylon 2.75 needles. Just a note on these socks- they are huge! I followed the instructions for the size that was supposed to fit my measurements and ended up ripping them out and making the smallest size. They are still loose on me. If you make these, GO SMALL.
Birthday Socks for the cutest red-head in town. Yarn gifted from
jen kim‘s stash 80%wool, 20%nylon. 2.75mm needles. Basic ribbed sock pattern made extra long for Katie’s *cough* dainty ‘japanese princess’ feet.
Socks for friend Maija and her partner Barbara. Basic rib sock pattern
15%silk, 5%nylon, 80%wool. 2.75mm needles
SIP (Sock in Progress?) for Bob (Mike’s dad)
85% wool, 15% nylon (random leftovers from several balls)Not “award winningly” ugly like the first pair I made him. 🙂
It actually makes me sad that he likes the ugly ones as much as these!
Sushi roll of sock-goodness for my ‘grandma’ Dinny.
6.5mm needles, Patons Classic Merino.
Basic stockinette sock pattern modified from ‘Cable Footies’ in One Skein
by Leigh Radford
Here’s to wishing everyone a 2008 full of good yarn, warm socks and sharp needles.