Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wanida Socks

Started waaaayy back in the beginning of June, the Wanida socks are finally complete.

It's actually a darker purple than either of these pictures, and the variegation isn't nearly as jarring and distracting as it looks here.

The pattern is Wanida from Sock Innovation by Cookie A. This is the first pattern I've tried from this book, and I'm looking forward to trying more of them. There is no good reason why these took so long to make. The pattern isn't difficult, though it does involve charts so it's not the best portable project ever. I used Addi Turbo needles in size 0, and the yarn is Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight in Boysenberry. I bought it at CT Yarn & Wool Company in Haddam, CT last year on a trip to see Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas performed live at the Goodspeed Opera House. (Which you should totally go see - they are performing it again this year!)

It is Halloween today, and when I went outside with my camera and freshly-finished socks I saw a woman get out of her car wearing hot pink tights, flowing lacy black skirt, an 80's-style side ponytail and lots of makeup. It was all I could do not to take a picture of her as well.

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