Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Momma Monkey Memorial Socks

It's been a long time coming, but here is a yarny memorial to Gigi Silva -- a fabulous knitter and designer with a generous heart and a flair for the fabulous. I own 3 of her sock knitting bags, and every once in a while, I'll look at them closely and think of the person who made something so pretty and useful.

She also designed these socks, and I know she loved Orange.


I love the way these socks turned out. They make me very happy.


Details:
Pattern: Fawkes by Gigi Silva
Yarn: 1 skein Celestial Merino Dream by Lucy Neatby, bought during a Halifax trip
Color: The tag simply said "orange" -- and boy, are they!
Needles: US #0
Modifications: One extra gusset stitch picked up. I decided not to modify the pattern, but to knit it exactly as written.

12 comments:

Zonda said...

Nice socks! Yikes size 0's! I too have 2 of her bags. She could crank out sock designs...she's missed.

katesaid said...

They really are lovely - just the right sort of tribute.

Bezzie said...

Aw, what a great tribute. And they'll always stand out!

Bonnie said...

Those are beautiful orange memorial socks!!!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful socks! You know, every so often I look at my Mama Monkey bags and think the same thing. Your socks are a sweet memorial, for sure!

Jo said...

Beautiful socks!

Becky said...

Those are really beautiful! I love that they are in honor of someone. That makes them extra special.

Soo said...

Wow those are ORANGE! I love them, and they are a lovely tribute.

Linnea said...

They're beautiful, Batty, and are a wonderful tribute to her. It's just the kind of thing I hope someone will have around after I'm gone - such a meaningful nod to a passionately-lived life. Well done.

Cathy said...

What a lovely tribute!

sgeddes said...

What a very touching tribute and lovely socks! I know she would love them!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are gorgeous socks!! And I think Gigi would have loved them!