3.15.2008

the first wash.




there is nothing-nothing- like handknit socks. fancy, plain, scalloped, fuzzy, angora, worsted...i don't care. any will do. if you have not the occasion to wear a pair, i highly suggest it. and if you are not much of a knitter-- i still encourage you to get down to work. there is a great 'classic sock' patters available in most yarn stores. and i'm not a strong knitter but was able to fashion alexander these brown and red cuties in last year. i was lucky enough to have a dear friend show me how to turn a heel but other than that things went pretty smoothly. the small red socks on the left were knit up by my friend jill and given to me for christmas. oh the coziness. as soon as i put them on i never wanted to take them off. having knitted for others, i myself, had never had anything knit for me before (see the hats post for more of jill's lovely work). i have hardly ever felt so pampered as when i first put those ruby slippers right on!
well - as you can imagine i wore them. a lot. and so this week they had their very first handwashing. i threw in alex's for good measure.
now our cozies are all fresh and new again!
all hail handmade coziness!

10 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

I took a sock knitting course once.
They were fun to make..I have to get back into it, even if I just do the tube kind, no heel..Your socks looked really nice..Good job .

woolies said...

I would like to report that I've been knitting a pair of socks for a friend for MONTHS now. They are knee socks, and they are with fingering weight yarn, size 4 needles, and it is taking me forever. However, they are nearing their end - I turned the heel (a few weeks ago) and just have to finish the last foot. :0)

Field Notes said...

Wow, that really looks like a lot of work. My husband, who is a weaver (using a huge floor loom) just started knitting hats. He's using a loom for it (I guess he's in his zone with a loom!) but the quality just doesn't seem to be the same because the knit is so much looser. I am amazed at how tight the knit is in those socks you made!! WOW.

Urban Design said...

Nice work, they look so cozy!

Mary Richmond said...

great blog--found you over on etsy and i'll be back!

Rosalie said...

I love socks so very much. I've never tried making them myself...yet....
but I will. Maybe you just inspired me to start.

LizzyT said...

I love the idea of knitting socks, yours look great. But I have never had a go, something else to put on my 'to do' list.

Kinichi River Designs said...

I haven't knitted in years, but I've really been considering taking it up again just so I can learn to knit socks. There are some excellent knit sock groups on flickr that are so inspiring! Great job with your socks! :)

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

I would love to learn to knit again. I did it as a child. I'm a lefty, so It's a little hard for me to learn.

Ravenhill said...

Love your hanknit socks. There is nothing better than warm handmade socks on a cold Maine wooden floor. Really enjoying your blog and watching you make and sell so quick!