It has been brought to my attention that I haven’t made enough handknit socks for myself.
It’s Sunday evening and I’m within inches of crashing for the night, and I know I promised to write at Fluid Pudding every day this month. Today is the first day that I came horribly close to breaking that promise. Hrm. I promised quantity. Not quality.
These are the socks I’ve made for myself. (Other socks I’ve knit appear over here. Do you remember when I paid for my trip to BlogHer by knitting socks for people? That was tricky.)
I finished these ghost socks two years ago, and get this: The yarn is actually dyed so that if you make gauge, you get ghosts. Seriously.
These are my Conjoined Twins. (They were knit two at a time on one super long circular needle. I know you’re thinking that knitting two socks at a time sounds like fun. (I KNOW you are!) Anyway. It wasn’t.)
These are my Embossed Leaves, and they get a lot of wear during this time of the year. So comfy.
My Spiraling Coriolis socks are big and thick and they’re best worn with a robe and a plan to nap.
My Jaywalkers were the first pair of socks I made. They’ve been going strong for nearly six years.
My Red Robin Monkeys are my very favorites. I love every single colorway the dyer created, and I find that I save her yarn for special projects. Sadly, this particular pair of socks are getting VERY thin on the bottom. I may need to find some sort of decorative prosthetic leg so I can keep them on display forever.
My Radioactive Sex Monkeys died last year.
My Go With the Flows died in 2010.
Looking ahead, I believe I’m going to put some time aside during the holidays to knit up one of the following pairs. (I know. So many of you are rolling your eyes and falling asleep right now. I’m better than Ambien and chamomile tea!)
The Tea Time socks are part of Around the World in Knitted Socks, and I think they’ll be fairly quick.
The Green Isles, also from Around the World in Knitted Socks, look to be time consuming and lovely and perfect.