Monday, November 30, 2009

My Beautiful Water Lily Socks . . .

Well, I wore them exactly once. I didn't even get to take their picture.

To my great dismay, my brand spanking new socks got stuck inside the legs of my velour sweats (that I wore on Thanksgiving) where they were completely and utterly hidden. I did all the laundry over the weekend, and imagine my horror, when I found my brand new socks at the bottom of the dryer.

Wah :-(

I usually restrict my sock knitting to superwash yarns exclusively for this very reason, but this is the first time I've actually had this happen where the socks were hidden and I didn't find them. They didn't felt (which is amazing in itself), but they now fit someone with size 7 feet instead my size 9 gunboats. Crap for me, but Happy for my pal, Knitterary. She has little weeny size 7 feet and my socks fit her perfectly. Maybe she'll post a photo for me :-)

I'm really sad about these - I absolutely loved the yarn even though it was not superwash (I was planning to hand wash this pair of socks! Yikes!) and I'd been doing gift knitting for months and these were actually for me. Crap. Crap. Crap. Oh well, you live and learn, and at least Knitterary has beautiful water lily socks for her little feet ;-D

So - I cast on last night for some MORE socks for me. Simple 2 x 2 rib. This time with a superwash yarn, Alchemy's Juniper in The Night Air colorway. I love the colors - they recommend that you knit with two skeins at the same time, but I just cannot be bothered to do that with socks, so they are definitely stripey. No more gift knitting until I have another pair of my own :-)


Michelle said...

Oh Adrienne, my tummy knotted up just reading about that! You are a dear friend to gift them, but still. May your fingers fly like the wind and produce another pair for you quickly.

candy t said...

Sorry about your socks but it sounds like they have a good new home. I like your new picture!