Monday, April 24, 2006

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  • The Week of the Sock Begins

    Maru Mori brought me
    a pair of socks
    which she knitted herself
    with her sheepherder's hands,
    two socks as soft as rabbits.
    -Pablo Neruda, Ode to My Socks

    A Proclamation: The Week of the Sock

    In honor of the impending finish of sockapaloooza, I hereby declare this week The Week of the Sock. It will be all socks. All the time. There will be exciting events all week long, so be sure to check back often.
    The first order of business is to present a pair of socks that I finished in Scotland and have never seen the light of this here blog:

    Birch Leaf Lace Socks

    Pattern: Birch Leaf Lace Socks by Nancy Bush in A Gathering of Lace
    Yarn: Sisu 100% Norwegian wool in light grey
    Needles: US 1 bamboo dpns
    Notes: 1) Katja has bigger feet than I do 2) I decreased two stitches on the round where the leg switches from lace rib to stockinette so the st st doesn't bag. 3) Recently I seem to be revisiting favorite patterns of the past. (And yes, Nancy Bush has designed them all.) Of the last 5 pairs of socks I've knit, 3 of them are repeats. This is one of them. This is possibly the most beautiful pair of socks I've ever knit.
    Best Thing About This Project: Kitchenering the toe in Scotland approximately 20 minutes before leaving and giving them to Katja. Because there definitely wasn't any room in my suitcase.

    And In Un-Sock-Related Fun:
    Remember Kat's contest for the 5 places you've knit? My answers got an honorable mention for the Perri Klass lecture. It seems to be a fluke based on the non-knitting judge having heard of Perri Klass, but it's pretty exciting nonetheless. Go check out the winners - intense!

    14 Comments:

    Blogger Lynda said...

    I'm in total sock mode right now, too. Love it, love it!

    4/24/2006 12:21 PM  
    Anonymous Leah said...

    This is so the year of the sock, let alone the week of the sock!

    And I love those socks!

    4/24/2006 12:31 PM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Gorgeous birch lace socks. And those answers are nuts - labor??? Too much.

    4/24/2006 12:58 PM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    The Week of the Sock - perfect timing! I think I may have had a jump start on this over the weekend. ;) Beautiful Birch socks!

    4/24/2006 1:31 PM  
    Blogger Emma said...

    The socks are beautiful!

    4/24/2006 1:48 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    I love those socks! I really want some......maybe those will move up the priority list! Can't wait to see what else sock week brings!

    4/24/2006 2:54 PM  
    Blogger silverarrowknits said...

    The pattern is beautiful and work well with the pattern.

    Good luck with your sockapaloooza socks!

    4/24/2006 3:03 PM  
    Blogger Zonda said...

    Lovely socks! Lucky Pal! :)

    4/24/2006 4:52 PM  
    Blogger Carrie K said...

    I love those socks. They'd make nice summer ones.....hmmmmm.....

    Congrats on the win!

    4/24/2006 5:01 PM  
    Blogger Chris said...

    Gorgeous lacy socks! I giggled when I saw your honorable mention. :)

    4/24/2006 7:20 PM  
    Anonymous Tam said...

    The socks are beautiful! Your pal will love them!

    4/24/2006 8:36 PM  
    Blogger Twisted Knitter said...

    BEAUTIFUL socks!

    4/25/2006 5:01 AM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    Though I have a healthy cynicism about complicated sock knitting, I have to say those are indeed gorgeous socks. I think the conservative yarn adds to the beauty of the pattern.

    Unrelated, because I simply cannot keep myself from confessing when I'm an idiot, remember today when I asked you today if you'd seen the Knitting on the Road Along button? Know where I'd seen it? YOUR BLOG. This very morning. Too many blogs. Not enough brain space. Sorry about that.

    4/25/2006 6:21 PM  
    Anonymous Monica said...

    Beautiful socks!

    5/02/2006 1:37 PM  

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