Thursday, September 17, 2009

Socks and a Gift

Once again, I decided to join the Sock Knitters Anonymous over on ravelry. Anyone who visits here on a regular basis knows that I'm a bit compulsive about the sock knitting, so the shoe -- or, rather, the sock -- fits. Well, except for the anonymous part. But let's not quibble over details.
This year, I have decided to knit more of the mystery socks. The September mystery sock was designed by Nancy Bush, and the challenge for the month is to knit with yellow yarn. How fortunate that I bought some lovely Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn in Saffron when fleegle was having her destash!

The back has ribbing for part of the sock, but that changes to stockinette further below. I'm having more fun than expected knitting with yellow yarn.

Yellow yarn can be goth, right? Uh... I'm not hearing anything... ahem, moving right along.

I can't believe I haven't publicly gushed over the lovely emergency kit I got from Kathy... do you see the lovely red and black pattern? She made that herself! How very, very cool is that?

And speaking of cool, look at all the useful stuff on the inside! The stitch markers are hand made, and it comes with this adorable little crochet hook doohickey for when I drop stitches, which is bound to happen sooner or later.

Thank you so much! I'm so very, very happy with this. And... I'm working on "stuff"
Because I haven't forgotten about the whole Paying it Forward thing.
I just need to work faster, because we're running out of year.


fleegle said...

Love the socks! Love the rainbow socks in your earlier post too!
The spindle is a Spindlewood tulipwood/ebony 18g. I love their spindles.

Vanessa said...

Oooh I like the pattern on those socks! And I am against yellow, so tha says a a lot, for me to like something yellow. :) Awesome emergency tin too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, loooove that yellow - and, I think those socks can definitely be goth, and would look great paired with a calf-length black skirt and some kicky little flat black Mary Janes. I wear a size 9.5. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Thea said...

Hey, I never realized you live just down the street in Cambridge!

kemtee said...

Why can't it be goth? Reclaim the spectrum, I say!

Becky said...

I love that pattern -- and way to step out of the box with the yellow yarn. ;)

I was tempted to do the mystery sock, but it takes me way to long to make a pair of socks.

Kate said...

I love those socks! Yellow looks great with black.

Bezzie said...

It's not a bright-bright sure, we'll call it goth. Hee hee!

Love the tin!

Bonnie said...

I'm no expert on goth, but I love that saffron. Those are going to be awesome socks!

Me said...

Hi Batty,

I really like the socks -- even though I really, honestly, do not like yellow. So, I guess that's a point for Nancy Bush, and one for you.

Gorgeous emergency kit!

And thank you for your lovely, encouraging comment on my latest sewing -- the quest for a perfectly fitting pant continues.

Have a great weekend!!!
Lara in Paris

weezalana said...

Well of course yellow can be goth! Aren't's eyes...yellow and red...?

Cute ER kit!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I'm quite tempted to do the SKA mystery sock this year, but can you believe I only have one skein of yarn that "might" be considered yellow?! Orange, plenty of! But now I know...I must not like yellow (gold I love though?!).

Love the emergency kit!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Our friend Seiding loves yellow. I destashed my yellow sock yarn on her. She's not very Goth on the outside. I see the sticky notes fell off. They are supposed to stick to the lid in just the right spot so that the tin will still close. Good thing I'm here, not there. I'd have to take it back to tinker with it some more.

Maureen said...

Socks are loking great! Rainbow pair is awesome too!

adrienne said...

The sock looks great, and what an awesome emergency kit :)

Rocky Moreno said...

That's totally a cute kit! Great idea too!