Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Green

Mom asked for green socks this spring, so green it is.

Since she's short she likes five inch cuffs, making the cuffs are shorter than I usually knit. That's fun. The cuffs are done before I'm tired of working on them.

This yarn was picked to match a Federer T-shirt she wears to exercise class. I didn't bring the lace pattern down the instep so the socks would be smooth in her workout shoes.

Pattern: Hedera from Knit. Sock. Love. by Cookie A. or available free from Spring 2006 Knitty.

Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll.

Color: Springtime Tonal.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

On the needles now, with five days to finish, are a deeper pair of green socks.

The light wasn't at it's best to bring out the beautiful color of this yarn. It's a gorgeous, almost solid, super jeweltone Kelly green. I'll try to do it justice when the socks are finished.

Pattern: Mona from Knit. Sock. Love. by Cookie A.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Dorothy's Destiny.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.


kathy b said...

Federer t shirt~~~ You gotta love your mom!!!
Love the green socks!

Anonymous said...

I understand your Mom peferring shorter cuffs - so do I.

Love the Mona socks! That shade of green is lovely.

Dorothy said...

Gotta love that Slackford Studio yarn! What a name. The color does come across beautifully in the pictures - can't wait to see even better. I'm bogged down in sock knitting. I started a plain stockinette set and I know if I start something else I won't finish these, so I'm soldiering on!

Lynn said...

I make my cuffs 5 inches as well. This is due to my cankles not my shortness, even though I'm not tall either!!! LOL