More socks

ronhuber's picture

I have always tried to knit a pair of socks every month besides my other knitting. However, they have become my favourite thing to do lately. Here are four pairs I have completed - for myself, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my sister.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice socks. I am

Very nice socks. I am working on them almost exclusively anymore [that's why I gloat when someone comes over to the Dark Side] but that's okay. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

PeterMark's picture

Kerry - Don't tell me "the

Kerry - Don't tell me "the other sock" already got lost in the wash! I've noticed that kids where mismatched shoes and or socks on purpose these days, so maybe a very practical trend has already started. Now I can go back to making one sock at a time.

Mark - People are thrilled to get hand knit socks for Christmas. Good luck not letting your gift list get too long.

Peter

Kerry's picture

Peter, the sock hasn't even

Peter, the sock hasn't even had a chance to get near the washing machine! I've mislaid/lost the knitting bag, finished sock, DPNs and the remaining wool.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yikes! What a tragedy. I

Yikes! What a tragedy. I hope you find it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Good for you Ron, what an

Good for you Ron, what an amazing output you have and such nice socks too. I'm still hunting for the one sock I knitted last year so I can do its mate :)

bobinthebul's picture

Nice socks! What yarn is the

Nice socks! What yarn is the one on the far right (the orange/rust/olive one)? I ask because I picked up a couple skeins of something that looks identical at Gülüm yarn here in Istanbul; it's one of Nako's export yarns that they mostly sell to retailers in Germany; here they just occasionally are available retail. When they sell them here, they aren't allowed to put the foreign label on, and I'm wondering what it's being sold as abroad. 75% wool, 25% nylon. (Gloat warning: Here it was selling for $1.50 for a 100 gr skein.) ;)

ronhuber's picture

I have no idea what it was

I have no idea what it was as I had made a ball of it from the skein more than a year ago. It is 75 and 25 and I bought it out of a bargain bit for 50 cents for the 100 gm skein. Germany does sort of ring some bells. It did have a label. It was the only thing in there that I thought I could use.

bobinthebul's picture

50 cents? Well, so much for

50 cents? Well, so much for *my* gloatfest! :)

ronhuber's picture

I can remember the bin so

I can remember the bin so well. It was full of the ugliest yarn you have ever seen except for this one skein that I figured had been added by mistake. The rest was eyelash stuff, ribbon yarn, acrylics, etc. in horrible colours. My friend and I laughed this year when we returned to the store and the bin looked exactly the same.

Tom Hart's picture

Wow! Beautiful, Ron. You're

Wow! Beautiful, Ron. You're an inspiration. Tom

Slipped Stitch's picture

I just purchased a book of

I just purchased a book of sock patterns as I'm interested in 'turning a heel'!! I may be coming to you for advice when I get stuck!

Peace,
Eric

ILHIKER's picture

Great color choices! They

Great color choices! They look terrific. I have yet to brave a sock for actual wearing, but it's on my to-do list and I already have the yarn. Your work is inspiring me to move in that direction, especially for Christmas gifts.

Mark