11 November 2010

jolly hockey socks

I enrolled in a sock knitting class many, many moons ago. But because the yarn we used was so hideous--really and truly--I could never bring myself to knit the second sock once the class was through. And then, of course, I forgot how to knit socks at all.

But a recent visit from Jordan, who handily knits socks between drafts of her dissertation, prompted me to try again. And aided by advice from Jordan and Purls of Wisdom, I now have a complete pair of hand-knitted socks!

The yarn was custom-dyed by sKNITches in the Mint Mocha Latte colorway on a merino-cashmere-nylon base: cashmere for softness and nylon for that little bit of stretch and strength.

Chuffed with my latte leggings, I already have another pair on the go, this time in sKNITches' Collegiate colorway. Though considering the time of year, perhaps I should have cast on in Caramel Apples!

21 comments:

  1. Oh, wow!! I LOVE them!!! I have been meaning to take a sock knitting class, and now I want to even more. They look amazing!

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  2. They are beautiful, I love that colourway. I have always wanted to knit socks but I just could never get into the swing of using double point needles. It looks like a great pattern, great job.

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  3. hurray, gorgeous socks! love them xxx

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  4. Beautiful!

    I've never had the patience to sit down and figure out how to knit a pair of socks for myself that will really fit. I should do that one of these days.

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  5. And your stripes match! Mine never, ever do, and it does hack me off.

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  6. You're on your way! You will have to buy a pair of Mary Jane's to show off your new talent.

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  7. those are fabulous Kristina... look at how those stripes match in both socks...

    Fantastic!!!

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  8. I wondered where that post had disappeared to before I could comment!
    Love the stripes...

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  9. You got matching stripes!! I have avoided yarns where the stripes will be obvious because I doubt I would ever achieve such a feat.

    Aren't handknit socks the very best present to yourself?

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  10. Very cheery socks! And already another pair on the needles...are you on ravelry yet? If not, c'mon over :)

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  11. I knit the same socks with the same colorway. don't you just love them! Well done!

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  12. The socks are great, so fun! Happy winter feet ;)

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  13. Those are fab. And look warm, too.

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  14. Love these, such a gorgeous colourway - and very 'you'! Well done!
    D x

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  15. Oooo, pretty! Don't you just love hand knitted socks!?

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  16. Just stumbled upon you online, thought if you were up suffolk way again why not pop along to our tuesday night stitch & sip night in Yoxford at Main's Restaurant. All are friendly & enjoy (a) good yarn - maybe see you up these ere parts!

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  17. Wow Kristina! They're lovely! Aren't you clever! Short notice but I'm in Hampstead this Friday. M is working all day, but I would love to meet in Hampstead for lunch if you have any free time?

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  18. Very clever knitting. And I hear the snow is coming so good timing too.

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