Sunday, April 05, 2009

In which there are socks

The wonderful thing about tiggers

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Is tiggers are wonderful things!

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Their tops are made out of rubber

Their bottoms are made out of springs!

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They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

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But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is

I'm the only one

I-I-I'm , the only...

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How do I get down now?

All of which is another way of saying that I finished a pair of socks for H:
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Tigger socks, in Opal Rainforest 1617. I wanted some of this yarn for H when it first came out but missed it when it was discontinued so when they brought it back again I snagged it straight away!

These are 72st socks to my standard pattern (20 rounds of 2x2 rib, 60 rounds for the cuff and a square toe to finish off). The one change to normal was the short row heel. I started out with a heel flap heel but, as you see
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It just didn't look right, it interrupted the stripes and I've yet to see a Tiger whose stripes go at right angles to each other so I pulled back and short rowed down to 14 sts and back.

And speaking of Pooh - this is Piglet

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Our garden hedgehog, newly christened!


  1. That has made me laugh out loud, your just daft.

    I love the socks, they do look fab.

  2. I'm glad I waited until Monday morning to read this...made an otherwise crappy day brighter! I love Tigger...we have an elk named that but she is decidedly not so energetic! Our Eeyore, though, is aptly named!

    I like the socks...great colorway (it seems like I've seen that before but can't remember where!).

  3. Oh i didnt know fiece tiger can be this CUTE !!

    Thanks for sharing those pics, i have fun reading and great socks, and yes, it does looks like tiger stripes.

  4. Your tigger socks are such fun.


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