Monday, March 23, 2009

Harris Tweed Socks

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Harris Tweed Socks just may be my favorite sock pattern. You can knit them watching Chris Matthews eviscerate, say, Ari Fleischer on tv, process the discussion, and still keep track of the sock pattern on the needles.

This is one very comfy sock. The ribbing all the way down the leg and on the top of the foot hugs you. When my daughter put them on, she curled up in a fetal position and began to purr.

And that's why we make handknit socks, people. Until you've tried some on, you have no concept of the glory.

The yarn is Socks That Rock G-Rocks in lightweight, #1 needles. You can click any of the photos to see the details larger.

And also in Sock News, the latest installment of the Knit Purl Sock Club arrived - beautifully packaged with a big yellow bow and the gift of a mini wooden crochet hook - at the beginning of the month. The green grass and yellow flowers of an arboretum in bloom inspired the custom-dyed Shi Bui yarn. Knit Purl Sock Club says "arboretum" and I say "Green Bay Packers".

The pattern that goes with is by Kristin Spurkland. For those who get a nosebleed thinking about working with double-pointed needles, this pattern uses two sizes of 'em ... at the same time. People who have knit this pattern swear it's not as fiddly as it sounds.

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