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Archive for July 16th, 2007

Still Knitting: Pair 155

Monday, July 16th, 2007

pair155.jpgIt may seem that I have not been knitting. I have just not been taking photos of my knitting, is all. I have actually finished four pair of socks since the last week in June.

Luckily, when we were on the sand dune resting at the top, it occurred to me that the sand (which had withstood heavy rainfall the day before and even that morning) had a wonderful texture which would be a good background for a sock picture.

This pair is now complete (as of July 5) and was my 155th pair since I started knitting socks in April 2001. It was knit with two strands of my own Tiptoe Sockyarn (in Gentle Joy colorway) that I dyed myself, held together to make a dense and thick pair. I used my “First-Time Toe-Up Socks” pattern for the foot, and continued upward with a rib until I liked the height of the leg.

The leg is a Knit 2 Purl 2 rib. It’s not super tall but it is long enough to fold over once if I choose to wear then on a warmish day. I don’t like really tall socks, anyway… in the winter I wear legwarmers on top, and in the summer I do wear socks but prefer them short.

There is so much more depth to the color in real life than I can get out of the camera, unfortunately. The photo was taken on a bright midday but in the shade to avoid shadows. The yarn goes from turquoise, through several greens and ends up with a springy yellow-green.

I love this yarn and these socks. It is not often at all that I get to keep my own work. I have one pair of socks made from yarn I dyed, and they are footies. What a luxury it is to keep thses! It’s sort of that idea that the cobbler’s children don’t have shoes… in order to make my business thrive, I may knit for myself and then I realize a shop needs a sample ont heir floor… so the knitting I did for myself never really becomes mine. It could be worse, though… I do have a wonderful life.