Monday, February 20, 2012

In Which I Make Myself A Valentine

My boyfriend once told me that he will never get tired of hand knit socks... (I bet he won't!) and should I ever be at a loss for what to get him for any gift-giving occassion, I can always make him a fresh new pair.

It is actually a really handy thing to have a boyfriend that appreciates them (and even opts to wear them with his Birkenstocks in February). When I noticed that the dude has been purging his house like crazy lately, heaven knows that he doesn't need another gadget for the kitchen, button up shirt or can of shaving cream from yours truly.

Hand knit socks however???


Then along came... Valentine's Day.

I had these socks on the needles still and I knew that they would be just the ticket, but only if I ripped back the toe (and then some).

So, I did just that.

As I was grafting the toes closed on his socks however, I became a little jealous that he would soon have a fresh new pair of socks to warm his feet up for this last leg of winter.

I dug through my massive pile of 'almost finished' projects and came across some wildly shaded pink socks that I had cast on while visiting my baby sister in London last November.

And what I ended up with was a lovely set of 'his and her' socks.

On him.

Yarn- One skein of Moutain Colors 'Crazyfoot' in colourway Osprey
Needles- 2.5 mm double points
Pattern- It's in my head... but I cast on 72 stitches and did a 'Knit 3, Purl 1' rib, alternating with a plain knit round (this looks good... and makes ribbing just a little more tolerable and less tedious).

On her.

Yarn- Socks That Rock Mediumweight in colourway `Femmebot` (my travel companion from the Sock Summit pretty much forced me to buy this... poor me!)
Needles- 3mm
Pattern- The Intrepid Traveller by Gail Marracci (a pattern from the March 2011 installment of the STR club)

Nothing begs the question 'Will you be my Valentine?'...

Like ten (or twenty!) warms toes.

Uh... or roses.

Roses can say that too.


ms.tee.kay said...

the femmebot! I love!