Friday, November 15, 2013

Blood orange socks

A while back, a friend showed up to a party we both were attending with yarn in hand. Since she only knits socks for herself or her mom, she had been culling her sock yarn stash of yarn that she wasn't going to use, and this lovely orange and red skein from a sock club she was in was up for grabs.

Majes took one look at this yarn and instantly claimed it as his future socks. In fact he promptly took a picture of the skein (below) to post to the internet so the announcement would be official. It turns out that he is an excellent hand-knit sock recipient. (At which point I realize his first pair are not blogged yet, oops!) So I didn't mind at all knitting him another pair, even if he does have giant feet.

The colors are a little more true in this picture than in the finished pair of socks picture.

I admit I was more than a little touched later, when I realized that Majes had planned on wearing these hand-knits as part of his outfit for his wedding reception. (They totally coordinated as he was dressed all in red and white and looked splendid.)

Yarn: Island Yarn Sockish in blood orange (sock club colorway)
Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Pattern: cuff-down with heel flap and wedge toe

I made this pair with heel-flap, unlike the first pair that had a short row heel. Majes hasn't reported a significant difference from his perspective, but these seem like they fit the shape of his foot a little bit better to me.

I knit these cuff down and was really nervous that I would not have enough in the end. It was close, but there was just enough with about two yards to spare. Close call!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful socks. He is an amazing sock recipient indeed to wear them to his wedding reception.

15/11/13 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jasra/Lisa said...

They came out beautifully and looked wonderful with his outfit of red and white!

18/11/13 6:53 AM  

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