New socks!

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My beloved brought two skeins of sock yarn home from a trip to Ireland and Turkey some time back. What sumptuous colours!  This is Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (85% superwash merino, 15% nylon) in ‘Pod’.  It feels glorious, but the dye work is especially lovely.  Happily, I still have the second skein to convert into socks… or perhaps gloves.  I’ve decided to reward such excellent choice in sock yarn by giving these back to my partner.

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Here they are in the dyers’ camomile patch, which has started to look leafier since the weather began to turn toward spring.  I love the way that a beautiful yarn can render even a plain ribbed sock lovely.  At present my sock knitting is being done in meetings, on public transport and in the car, so this is the height of sock knitting complexity I’m scaling at present.  These have been a delight for my fingers even when knitting without looking in lengthy meetings, just what I love about socks.

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8 responses to “New socks!

  1. beautiful! And I’m so envious of people who can knit while doing other things….

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  2. I’m envious of people who know how to knit! I have never seemed to coordinate my fingers and mind when it comes to knitting!
    The socks are lovely!

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    • I think if you can operate a car or a computer chances you could learn to knit are excellent, provided you really want to do it! If you don’t want to do it enough to persist, this is no crime… you’re clearly not lacking in skills, craft passions or forms of entertainment! I doubt very much that you lack coordination given all the things you can do beautifully.

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  3. I can’t tell you how many meetings I have been in when I wished I could be knitting!! Lovely socks!!

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    • I just stopped wishing and started knitting. I ask people if anyone minds before the meeting begins and am surprised by how many people are very positive about it. Some make bemused remarks but… I don’t care if people think I’m a dag.

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  4. SubmarineBells

    And the Queen of Socks does it again! Nice work, as always. 🙂

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