Sunday, August 8, 2010

Identical or Fraternal Socks

Most of my socks are identical to each other rather than fraternal.  It's a matter of preference, I suppose.  I'm delighted when there are two and am not suffering from SSS (single sock syndrome)  What are your thoughts?

I completed these socks several weeks ago.  I used a standard "vanilla" sock pattern and I can't remember who the yarn manufacturer is....sorry!  Anyway, they will match a sweater that is about 90% completed with the goal of wearing it at the next Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival.

So, if you were straining to see what those knitting books are............well,....these are just a few of the many that I own.  I especially like "Sock Innovation" and the "Joy of Sox" speaking of which as I was thumbing through the book I food the pictures to be quite provocative and then remembered that it is a "spoof" on that other book.  You know the one I'm talking about....the one on your nightstand, perhaps!!!! 

I just completed a shawlette with pictures coming in a few days after I have blocked it.  I've also been knitting this baby sweater and am about 50% on the road to completion.  This is very cheap yarn that I fell in love with.  There is no mention as to the fiber content, how many grams/yards/weight, etc.  The colorways are gorgeous and at $1/skein, I just couldn't resist.  It feels very soft as I am knitting the sweater so I am delighted at this win/win project.  This colorway, not really pink but can't think of what it reminds me of except the first sweater I knitted my own baby many years ago. 

Now, to find a baby girl to gift this sweater to.

Happy Knitting!


  1. You know me, Joansie.....the more they don't match the better! However not all my family feel the same way, so I do knit more or less matching socks for others!

    I was looking at a baby sweater pattern thinking the same thing..."Who would I give it to?"

  2. LOL, had to laugh at the wording as to type of twins you had. Crack me up lady.

    When I was crawling around the other day to block my ghan I thought of you.

    Love the socks, gorgeous colors.


  3. My husband was quite shocked to see that book on my amazon wish list (the sock one...not the "other one"). And your socks are identical enough that anyone noticing the difference could be accused of paying too much attention to your feet. ;-)

  4. As I was reading your blog entry, the expression "comme ci comme ca" came to mind. Does anyone still use that? Geeze,I hadn't thought of that one for a long time. I prefer the matching ones, but will take both, as you know. Renate

  5. Beautiful socks! I envy your book collection, and I can't wait to see the finished baby sweater.

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