Friday, October 21, 2011

sock cache

I've been knitting socks for most of the summer - just as "filler" knitting - while a passenger in a car, waiting in line or watching my son's baseball games - all that time that would otherwise be unused.
Using my favoured afterthought heel method, I've amassed a pile of socks waiting for recipients and heels.

From left to right (underneath):
A grey and blue Mirasol Punta yarn - lovely stuff to work with, really nice. I love how the colours came out. These socks may be for a friend, or for my son.
A pale pastelly grey mix Fleece Artist Sea Cell yarn - soft and squooshy, but a little short on yardage. Probably for my Mom - she prefers her socks on the shorter side, or m u MIL, who is really short, so short socks work for her.
Fame Trend in shade of beige and brown. A nice enough yarn, but it's single spun, so not my favourite. The socks are nice, though - probably for a friend.
Misti Alpaca sock yarn - one of my favourite sock yarns, ever. These are nice and long, and for my FIL - a specific request from him!
In front - the vintage Socks that Rock with contrasting toes, heels and ribbing - these are all mine!

Since I still carpool a couple days a week, and my son is well into basketball, I'm still working on socks, and still dipping into my stash of vintage STR - I'm working on a grey-pinky mix right now, using some leftover grey bamboo sock for some nice squooshy toes and heels.


4 comments:

KnitTech said...

A pile of socks... with no owners? Inconceivable!

Lucky Canuck said...

Me like!

Wannietta said...

I have feet ... just saying ;) And I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one with a Vintage STR collection.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow - that's quite the pile of socks!