Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anniversary Socks

This photo was in my archive, I had taken it while on one of my trips to the Huntington Library. It was so stunning, these glorious colors just glowing in the winter sun. Now as I reflect upon this, wouldn't these colors make for a great hand painted yarn? How wondrous Nature is.


I am so delighted with these socks, perhaps not the prettiest of photos (it is a little difficult to photograph your own feet). These socks are so comfortable that I slept in them, the aloe is a wonderful addition to this yarn and they actually fit!!! I did do the daring (unlike me) thing and just let the stripes fall where they may.

I am in a bit of a pinch, I had started the Rivendale sock from the Eclectic Sole book and have hopefully only temporarily misplaced the book. I made a copy of the chart, but can't go any further without the key. I have taken this book to so many places that I don't know where I left it I do hope to find it soon, it was my favorite sock book and I was planning on knitting several of the patterns. Do wish me luck on finding my treasured book.


I bought this book on a whim, not for its patterns, but for the actual writing. It is humorous and will really pick up your spirits. Hmmm buying a craft book for its whit .

6 comments:

Aline la Bergère said...

Yes I do really like those socks! I haven't tried the aloe yarn yet. They sound awesome. Loosing a book is so frustrating, best of luck tracking it down. It would feel like loosing my kid at the beach...not fun.

Dave said...

The socks look wonderful -- all 2.5 of them. :-) Here's hoping the book shows up soon .......

kathryn said...

That's my favourite sock book atm and your aloe yarn sounds wonderful. It's awful losing things, I do hope you find your book soon....

gilraen said...

If you can't find the book I can tell you the key for that chart, just let me know. :)

I agree the colours are just like the foliage in your photograph!! Spooky that.

The sock is looking good!! :)

I agree with Kathryn, this is my favourite sock book!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Jean,
I think the socks look great. I hope you find your book that way you can finish the other pair. That one looks like it should be beautiful when it is finished.

Marguerite said...

Very nice socks.

I always match my gift socks, but sometimes for myself I let the stripes fall where they may and I've gotten so I rather like the effect.

Those Rivendale socks look like they're going to be gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the pattern. Hope you find your book.