Wild Things!

Rocky and Nik spatWild thing…you make my heart sing.
You make everything. Groovy.
C’mon, c’mon, wild thing.

– The Troggs, 1966

You know this is really about the now finished and fabulous Wild Thing socks knit from Teyani’s Sock Hop yarn. I just couldn’t resist kicking off this post with a picture of the boys in an unusual tête-à-tête. Anyway, on to the long-awaited socks:

Wild Thing socksWild Thing socks

Start: 2/7/2007
Finish: 3/19/2007
Materials: 3+ ounces of Sock Hop yarn in the Wild Thing colorway
Needles: Addi size 2 US

Wild Thing socks close upThe pattern is just your basic top-down sock recipe for fingering weight yarn. Cast on 64 stitches, knit 1.5 inches of k3, p1 ribbing and stockinette leg. For these socks, I did a garter stitch heel and reverse stockinette toe – something that adds a bit of textural interest while still showcasing the beautiful yarn.

I know this bum wing makes the production line a lot slower now but I can explain the nearly 6-week gap from start to finish in two words: birthday gifts. OK. Maybe three or four. In any case, they’re done and I love them. They’ll join the others in the dresser drawer, destined to be among my favorite (and well-worn) pair of comfort socks.

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