Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Necessity Being the Mother of Invention

I don't have sock blockers, but I love the way socks look in pictures after they've been blocked, so I made my own sock blockers out of wire hangers! And look, the coolest part? You can hang them up to dry - cuz they are hangers!

Here's the obligatory shot of them on my feet (pre-blocking). I tried and tried to get a picture without the puppy in it, but he was seriously licking the camera! He loves the camera.

They are Monkeys made with Alpaca Sox sock yarn. Of course, I threw away the band so I can not tell you the colorway.

I'm also working on a pair of socks for Sophie, out of Panda Wool, purple and pink. I'm making them like the great old tube sox (except with a short row heel) of the seventies - you know with the bonus stripes at the top? They will be a Christmas surprise, so I only knit them when she's not around.

In the meantime, I've got to have something to work on so she doesn't get suspicious. My fingers were itching for some bigger needles and fatter yarn, so I grabbed my lone skein of Manos Del Uruguay which has been languishing in the stash for well over a year and Raveled it to see what you can make with one skein of the stuff.

Foliage! Ta-da!
Isn't it just the perfect colorway for something called foliage? All nice and fall like. I'm loving it!


Knit and fall back in it said...

Perfect color for Foliage. That is a fun pattern. I love knitting hats, but I don't wear them, so mine are always gifts.

Linda said...

Love the Monkey's and the sock blockers, you're genius! Manos Del Uruguay is Fall Perfect! Very pretty!

tracyb said...

Amy - I know, I don't wear them either, I look ridiculous, but my daughters wear 'em and look super cute, so it's fun to knit them.