09 December 2010

jolly hockey socks, take three

More Jolly Hockey Socks, this time in sKNITches' signature sKNITch colorway:

Purple and green, these socks definitely deviate from my usual beige and gray, but they do coordinate (more so in person than in the photo) with our new Angie Lewin print, By Green Bank:

I fell in love with this print last year but assumed it had since sold out. So I was over the moon to see it at St Jude's in the City at the Bankside Gallery a few weeks ago.

Even better, on the day we visited, Angie was on hand signing copies of her new book, Plants and Places. She was just lovely--so warm and friendly and down-to-earth.

image: Castor + Pollux

And while I wish I'd asked her about her work, or even about where she'd found her beautiful retro blouse, I instead opened with the rather odd 'We've stayed in your house!' Will I ever learn?

14 comments:

  1. Oh, I saw that one and loved it ... it must have been so hard to choose, I loved all of them. Wish I'd been buying and not just looking. (Put my name in the draw but strangely have heard nothing since!)

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  2. What a gorgeous print! Love the socks too.

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  3. Those are gorgeous, and definitely my kind of colourway. Wishing you were closer as I am working up the nerve to knit a pair of socks. Great job, they look super comfy and beautiful!

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  4. Dearest K wish I had gone to this! It looked fabulous. I will see you very soon I hope I am missing you very much. Love S

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  5. Kristina, you do make me laugh! Love your socks - what pattern are you using? The print is beautiful - there's some of Angie's work hanging at the Yew Tree Gallery at the moment.
    D x

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  6. Gorgeous colourway. I meant to go to that exhibition and see now I've missed it, gggrrrr!

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  7. Both print and socks are gorgeous.

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  8. I love the colour of these socks - matches the lovely Angie Lewin print beautifully. You are lucky being able to have this print in your home.
    I keep hinting about this book for Christmas - not sure if anyone is listening! Funny how our brains and mouth lack a communication link with each other when we meet people we like or admire!

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  10. Your knitting has lots of socks appeal!

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  11. I'm so glad that you posted these pictures of Angie Lewin and the print that you bought.

    And speaking as a fellow beige-lover, it is GOOD to branch out into brightly striped sock territory.

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  12. They look great! I'm so glad you mustered up the gumption to try socks again. They're really fun once you get the hang of it.

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