The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sock Obsessive

For awhile now I have been just knitting socks...

This pair I knit for myself--after knitting several pairs and giving them away. These are knit from 2 colorways of Noro Kureyon sock---lovely wool yarn! alternating the two colorways in the stripe leads to unexpected and fun results.






And this pair I knit as a birthday gift for my sister...a lovely variegated wool and chocolate colored angora. The angora makes these socks so warm and soft around the legs. I am now knitting another pair with "recycled" wool and angora. I unraveled a hand knit sweater which I got a garage sale for the sock yarn---and I am making most of the ribbed leg part of the socks out of the chocolate angora.



These socks are all knit from the top down but I plan to explore knitting socks from the toe up next....

3 comments:

rtfgvb791 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Your socks are amazing! How I love the stripeys!

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freebird said...

I love handmade socks. I'm knitting a pair for my sister with some self patterning yarn. That makes it so easy, so portable and fun. That bit of angora looks fun and comfy.