Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Birthday Socks: the pair

H and my combined families are notorious for combination and grouped birthdays so it should have surprised no-one that his sister-in-law joined the ongoing party of June birthdays, one week after ours.

We popped up north last weekend for her birthday celebrations and, purely in the interests of keeping her sock collection on a par with her husband's, we took a little soft squishy package:

June 195

Which matches nicely with the pink hydrangea just coming into bloom and the purple lavender escaping out of the corner of the frame (photography was rather hurried as it was first thing in the morning and we should have left 10 minutes ago).

The yarn is Regia Crazy 5404, called Bonbon - I suppose you could find a good selection of Quality Street to match the colours so perhaps it isn't that far out!

Started on 21 June and finished on 24 June (she has smaller feet than me - hurray!) - these are a standard 60st sock - perfect for quick and mindless knitting.

The birthday girl said that she loved them, and she is known for being a pink fanatic so I think we're on safe ground - time will tell if we ever see them actually being worn.

So, here endeth the birthday sock knitting - how long is it until Christmas?! Actually I have a couple of little somethings to whip up for some small people but that won't take very long and should be lots of fun.


  1. She should have no problem matching those up on laundry day. I like the way that you got the mini stripe section timed right for the heel so that the stripes there are the same length as the ones on the cuff, didn't that work out well?

  2. Seriously though. How is it possible to knit a pair of socks in 3 days? And how did you match the stripes up completely and utterly perfect? I bow to you.

  3. Thats a really nice yarn and has made a lovely pair of socks, with much help from you.


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