Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It Feels Good to Knit Socks

I just could not concentrate on my knitting projects last night. It was not the heat, I was just tired maybe.

Mr. SockPixie was in need of a new pair of socks. Socks are the perfect mindless project for me. They are quickly finished, and follow a predictable path. The problem was I did not have enough yarn in any colorway to knit socks for him (he is a tiny size 13!) I dug in my craft room, feeling rather like an aecheologist looking for 2 matching bones, and I found a ball of Noro Silk garden Sock yarn, and a ball of no name black sock yarn.

I thought striped socks would be a lot of fun, in particular as the Noro colors would change.



The stripes started with apple green, then switched to practically black green, then grey, and now the blue is coming. I just can't stop knitting, hurrah for socks and Noro! My knitting mojo is back!
These are some wild socks though, and I hope not too wild for Mr. SockPixie...

8 comments:

Sarah said...

i really like how those socks are turning out! wild socks are so fun :) i just finished a pair with bright green, purple, and brown myself

Monika said...

I like this Noro colorway a lot. Very nice to use it with black. I'm sure Mr. SockPixie will love them! :o)

Rose said...

Ooh, very nice. Slow down when you get to your size and double check with him. They might end up being yours :) And by the by, I can't seem to finish anything lately!

Susan said...

I love knitting socks. Your socks are looking great!! Love the colors.

SockPixie said...

Thanks to you all. I am a long way away from being done, but I sure am enjoying the yarns and the knitting.

Caroline

Rumi said...

Really liking the striping. A great way to use up all the leftover little bits of wonderful yarn.

SockPixie said...

Thanks Rumi! The socks are growing slowly but surely!

Sharon V said...

I know exactly how you feel about knitting socks. They are my go-to project when all else fails.

Maybe Mr. Sock Pixie won't mind a little walk on the 'wild' side. The socks are lovely.