Friday, May 22, 2009

Sock Obsession

Sock knitting has become a little bit of an obsession. First, it was just to have a couple of pairs of warm socks. Then, it became my goal to have enough socks to be able to wear a different pair every day of the week. After that, the goal was to have socks that match my shirts.

Now, it seems that I need socks to match the local high school colors.

DD#2 will be a freshman there next year, with DS#2 following in two years. That will end up being 6 years of one of my kids attending that school. (Just like it was with the older two, but I wasn't knitting socks at that time.) Between the two of them, they are bound to be on a sports team or two.

Hence, I needed socks in the team colors.

This presented a slight problem. It was hard to find any red and black sock yarn. That is, without any grey or pink. I had friends look for me at MDSW (while I pouted at home), but they didn't find any skeins that fit my needs.

However, all was not lost. I contacted Ray from Knitivity and he thought it could be done. (It's same place where I got the You Nork Mets yarn so I knew it was good yarn).

It came in the mail this week, and I cannot tell you how pleased I am!

The colors are just right with no shades of grey or pink. I splurged and got a double hank. I now have enough for gloves, also. I may have to do those first!

It's been a busy week, but I've managed to finish the first basketweave sock and have started the second.

I probably should've picked a more solid color for this pattern, but it's fun to do even if it doesn't show up as well.

By the way, I found the ball band and it's Opal handpainted. I knew I liked the feel of this yarn!


Lynn said...

Oh that is nice looking yarn!!! Is that the same Ray that's on Sockknitters on Yahoo?? I've never ordered from him, but hear he is terrific!

valéria said...

Note to myself, don't click on links from posts in Ruth's blog ;o) It's gorgeous the yarn and the socks as well.

Can you send me some sock knitting moyo?? It seems I've lost it somewhere......