Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Socks

Where have I been for the last two weeks, you wonder? I've been making socks. I have been making socks in a style I perfected last year and forgot about until recently. I have some luscious Merino wool yarn that begs to be made in this style sock for summer. Merino wool in the summer, you ask? Yes! In the cool evenings at the seashore, mountains, Cape Cod and other New England locales, your toes in Tevas and other active sandals can get a little chilly. I'm a Birkenstock girl myself and everybody needs at least one pair of Crocs. The socks I'm making are perfect for all those sandals. Socks in sandals, you ask? Yes! It's the look. I'm not talking about women's trouser socks or men's calf length, black, dress socks in sandals. (a mental picture I prefer not to dwell on) I'm talking about summer colors, hand paints, anklets. Can you say SANDAL SOCKS? Wait until you see them! The unveiling should occur early next week. You will want a pair . . . or two.

I have a pair of socks on the needles that have been there for some time. In fact, I have a few pairs on needles. They are my portable projects, except recently I've been caught up in dishcloth knitting and socks have taken a backseat. I'm making the sandal socks on my Legare antique sock machine.

Time to get back to it.

The Sock Lady