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Bright Toes

August 18, 2009

Last April, one of my dear friends said the magic words. I was knitting away on a sock, and she casually mentioned that her sister had knit her a pair of socks once and she didn’t like them. They were big and uncomfortable.

Obviously, I had to set her straight.

I immediately measured her foot and had her look through Sock Innovation to show me what she liked. She also said that she would love purple socks. Supposedly you can’t find a good pair of purple socks in the stores.

Last night, we had one final evening of “family time” before she moves to Ohio for graduate school. It’s not goodbye forever, but it is goodbye for a long while. I hope the stitches I’ve put into these socks will remind her of her family up North while she’s gone.

Pattern: Sam from Sock Innovation by Cookie A.
Yarn: a little more than two skeins Brown Sheep Wildfoote SY-17 Purple Splendor
Needles: US 0 Boye dpns
Made for: Class sample/Jenelle
Timeline: June 18-August 17 2009
Modifications: None
Worst Part: The cables don’t look as intricate as some of the other patterns, but they felt like they took much, much longer!
Best Part: Sending some warmth with a friend.

I’ve also finished my shop sample of Sydney for Chrissy Gardiner’s upcoming visit, book signing, and workshop at Yarn Harbor.

Pattern: Sydney, a free preview pattern from Toe-Up! by Chrissy Gardiner
Yarn: half a skein Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock #222 Sweetie
Needles: US 0 32″ Addi Turbos
Made for: Shop sample
Timeline: August 2-16 2009
Modifications: None
Worst Part: The last few rows of the ruffle were really long.
Best Part: They’re adorable!

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