Friday, July 25, 2008

Samhain Sunset Socks

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The socks are finished! I'm really pleased with them. They fit beautifully, and will look totally cool this fall and winter with my Crocs!

Pattern: Lavaflow Socks by Sock Bug
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino, African Grey
CO: July 20, BO July 24
Modifications: Changed CO to 66, standard heel

I decided to go ahead to CO the First Day of Second Grade socks for Oldest GD. Looking all the little balls of yarn I had left over, I thought I'd make Dobby Socks for her. For those of you not familiar with the intricate details of the Harry Potter series, Dobby is a house elf. Dobby was particularly fond of socks and has begun using his earnings to buy yarn and knit them himself. After HP tricks Dobby's master into freeing him from his servitude he knits Harry a pair of mismatched socks: Dobby now gives Harry the socks, one red, with broomsticks, the other green with Snitches, that he has knitted for him... For many HP fans, mismatched socks are synonymous with Dobby Socks.

Check out the Socks for Seeley. For the uninitiated, a group of us on Ravelry decided to make socks for David Boreanaz's character, Seeley Booth on the TV show Bones. He and his character are well know for "wild" socks. Here's the socks we knit which should be winging their way to him even as I type. (Mine are the red and white striped ones on the right side.) If you're a fan of the show, keep an eye on Seeley's socks! You might see one of our pair.

We rearranged the kitchen in anticipation of our new stove and refrigerator. The new fridge won't fit in the space the old one sat it, being too tall. So we moved the small freezer where the fridge was and the fridge across the room to the corner where the freezer was. This required the table and the trunk o' yarn to change places. The room looks yards bigger, airier...just nicer all the way around.

The weather continues to be hot and muggy.

Here's a neat contest over at Knitting a Giraffe! Hurry, though!


  1. Socks look great. Nice idea to use leftover yarn to make the mismatched socks. Hey, if that Vermont company can do it for such a high price...well you and all of us knitters can also.

  2. I like the lava flow socks, and the Dobby socks are a wonderful idea for little ones.

  3. Love the socks and the sock pictures.


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