Monday, December 24, 2007

House Socks

Bulky socks for around the house.I have to admit that I lost these for awhile so that I was a little late getting them done. I had hidden them away Thanksgiving week, as Recipient was here all week. In my general straightening up and furniture rearranging, I put them somewhere and promptly forgot exactly where that was. I finally found them last week, tucked away on my bookshelf. Whew. I couldn't imagine what in the world I'd done with them.

These are the cuff down, the Red Heart worsted weight ones. A lot of you responded to my wondering how well acrylic yarns worked for socks, saying that the problem acrylic is that doesn't allow feet to breathe. Hence sweating can be a problem. Of course I won't mention that to Recipient, who won't wear them in shoes anyway. I'll be curious as to how they wear.

Like my Summer Socks, these are knitted from three different yarns. This time however, instead of cutting the yarn and having a lot of ends to weave in, I took Bettina's suggestion and carried the yarn up the stripes. This did create some rather long vertical floats on the inside, which hopefully won't get toes or toenails caught in them. However it sure did make knitting and finishing faster and easier. A good thing too, since they needed to be done before Christmas.

The stripes are a Fibonacci sequence of 2, 3, and 5. By using three colors and alternating them as you see, I had a pattern that I was happy with.

My family celebrates Christmas, so no matter how you and yours celebrate this season, I want to wish all of you a very happy one!

Related Posts:
Leigh's Fiber Gallery: Socks
My Fascination With Fibonacci


Sheepish Annie said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Leigh! You have gifted me so many times over the last few months with timely information on fiber and spinning. This has been a tremendous help to me on my new Loving The Shetland Journey. Thank you so much for giving the perfect Virtual Present!

May the holiday bring you the same level of joy that you have given all of us.

Susan said...

Happy Christmas Leigh. The socks are great.
Janet, visiting in Seattle

Sharon said...

I love the Fibonacci effect - wish I knew more about the man. Wishing your the best of fiber aspirations and all in the new year~

cyndy said...

The socks look beautiful, Leigh!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family ;-)