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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Peace in Simplicity

graysocks

Sometimes you don't want to work complex knitting patterns. Sometimes you need something simple and repetitive to soothe your tired mind. Sometimes easy is perfect. These socks are exactly what I need right now. I started them last week when I was in the middle of my lovely rash (thanks so much for all the get well thoughts you guys sent!) and as you can see, I've already finished the first one and have started the second. These are for my husband, Mickael, who has been so amazingly patient while I was abducted by the Mystery Stole 3 Knitalong. Neither of us knew how big it would get this summer, but he and Caleb have both been really wonderful and supportive while I try to keep on top of things and keep the group going smoothly. Once I get Mickael's socks finished, I will use the rest of the balls of yarn (I have 2 balls of Regia in a discontinued colorway that I picked up from Elann ages ago) to make some tiny socks for Caleb so they'll have matching, manly gray socks. As you can see, I'm using the most simple stockinette sock pattern with a ribbed cuff and I think (crossing my fingers) that I've actually lined up the starting point pretty well for the second sock - it seems to be working out to be very close to identical to the first sock. There's something very relaxing about watching the stripes develop in plain stockinette stitch.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Soo said...

Sometimes I'm embarassed by how entertaining I find self-patterning/self-striping yarn!

Enjoy the relaxing knit. You deserve a break after the very successful MS3 madness.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

I've been craving some soothing stockinette myself. The socks look lovely! Just what you need, I'm sure, after MS3. Thank you for that, by the way. :)

11:59 AM  
Blogger Busymom said...

Once I finish MS3 and before I cast on for the Hamani KAL, a pair of stockinette socks for daughter #2 is what I have planned. You're right, sometimes very simple is what you need. Your socks look great, perfect for the men in your life. Enjoy the reprieve before your next challenging bit of lace or whatever you've planned :).

2:34 PM  
Blogger Gammy aka Peggy said...

After MS3 you deserve as much chill time and knitterly chill time as you can get!!! I do not see how you have managed all the mania.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Very cool socks. I'm totally diggin' the stripes!

5:22 PM  
Blogger jody said...

ugh-for socks, that is the only way i have knit them so far except one pair. i just need to be able to just make that dimple knit stitch over and over sometimes w/o thinking about a bloomin' thing! it is great for waiting for appts, talking on the phone, watching movies, even during sermons b/c i don't have to look, count, hold a pattern, etc. and with the amazing striping and varigated yarns out there, they end up far from boring. 3 cheers for the plain ol' sock! :)

10:09 PM  

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