Monday, March 19, 2007

Wild Things!

Rocky and Nik spatWild 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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Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Beautiful! And I love the picture of the boys.

3/19/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Sweet socks! Love those colors!

3/19/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger Sister Madness said...

Tres fab!!! And those colors are, of course, so YOU! Enjoy the pleasure of something done just for you, my friend. Remember, you deserve that every once in a while! ;-)

And you tell those boys to behave, or Auntie's comin' to git 'em!!

3/19/2007 08:20:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

OOOO your kitty men look so fierce!
So do your pretty socks :)

3/19/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I think the kitties look like they are dancing...or maybe dance fighting a la West Side Story. Cute socks.

3/20/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Great socks! Apple Pie makes make a Wild Thing colorway also, which I'm using right now for my first "big people" socks. Kind of funny... same first name, same color for socks at the same time.

Twilight zone

3/21/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Ooh, the colors are yummy! Perfect for spring.

3/24/2007 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Great socks and I am in love with those kitties!!!

3/27/2007 05:20:00 AM  

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