Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Bloomin' Feet

My Bloomin' Feet sock pal was Alison from SimplySockYarn. She is not only an amazing sock knitter, she owns an online LYS that caters to only SOCK YARN. You heard me, you need it (sock yarn), she's got it! Something really funny, too... I bought my sock yarn from Alison to make my Bloomin' Feet socks for Esther. So, when my socks arrived (at my mom's, I guess I didn't change my address with everyone...whoops)- I was thinking "did I order more sock yarn?" Nope, my socks and a new coffee tin and some "Bees Knees" coffee arrived! The yarn is Fleece Artist Superwash Merino in "Rainforest". I *heart* all the greens in these socks. AND... yes, there is another AND... they are made for boots. It's very important that boot socks go up a tad bit farther than regular socks... especially here in New England. Those boot tops are cold! :) Alison, I love them!









Here is a close up of the stitch pattern... perhaps she'll share it with me? It's ultra stretchy and super yummy!









Last night, I stash dove. Yup, I have Parikha's blankie on the needles and a sweater for me. But, I needed a sock, y'know? Something that provides "instant gratification". Enter the Petal sock by Jeanne Townsend. In Lorna's Laces Supersock, "wisteria", Magic Loop method with size 0 needles.
This reminds me of tulips!








This is actually the colors:









This is a very simple 12 row pattern that looks WAY more complicated than it is. I'm hoping to have them done for Easter. :)

Have a great day!
:) Mini

5 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with needing to have socks on needles - I do!

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  2. I need a pair of boot socks too. Maybe the next pair. Your BF socks are wonderful. Enjoy them! :)

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  3. Kate, do we get to see a pic of them on your feet girl! come on...

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  4. Your green socks are so pretty! Definitely the right colors for chasing away the winter blahs!

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  5. That stretchy stitch pattern you like so much is from "Knit Socks!" by Betsy Lee McCarthy, and is referred to in the book as the "Classy Slip-Up Sock". I'm currently knitting those socks myself (which is why I recognized it) and am so glad that you like the fit of them, as I'm going to be gifting these socks to a friend of mine.

    Yours are beautiful, by the way.

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