Sunday, April 01, 2007

Advice needed, please, and I'm not fooling....

Happy April!

So, my nieces are turning GASP! SHOCK! 15 later this month, and are typically hard to buy for. So I thought one of things I would do for them is make them each a pair of socks. They wear only mismatched socks - don't ask, it's just their "thing". And by mismatched, I do mean each sock is from a different pair.

So I have this ball of Opal 'Feelings', which I really like and think would be great for them - or for one of them. Here's my dilemma: are they mismatched enough by having the stripes off kilter, or should I knit two altogether different pairs and give them one of each? And that begs the question of whether the seond sock should be the same for each, or if they should both have one completely different from each other? The latter scenario would leave me with enough yarn for one sock each, of course, and then I could have my own mismatched pair.

Am I making any sense here? The kicker, of course, is that we are probably celebrating their birthdays a week early, on Easter weekend, which is actually NEXT weekend, and this is how far I am on the first pair:Opal 'Feelings' socks

As an aside, the bag is a KnowKnits pouch, an early birthday gift for me from my mom - I love my mom...

Elsewhere in my knitting life, the vest and socks - remember the yellow socks? The colourway was PENGUIN - were well received, and both fit, although I am told the vest does a "Vulcan" thing at the shoulders... hopefully that will be remedied by further blocking...

I am still working on the blue Colore sweater for Artisan Knitworks, but it is coming along quickly...

I finished my Indigo Fire socks, and the little scribble of yarn beside them is all I had left, which absolutely pleases me IMG_0142
what do you guys do with your left-over sock yarn?

Project: Toe-Up Feather and Fan Socks from Wendy Johnson
Yarn: Indigo Fire from Yarn Ahoy!
Started: February 24, 2007
Finished: March 29, 2007

And I got my March installment from Pick Up Sticks' sock club, which is just delicious...
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it's rainy and kind of chilly here today, nothing close to the high 50's and sunshine we were enjoying earlier this week (yes, that's Farenheit - I think better in Farenheit - and gallons, I understand gallons better, too, and inches and feet and yards and ounces), and this is dogs' preferred activity when it's rainy and chilly:
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Haircuts tomorrow...

2 comments:

Wannietta said...

If you've got the time, I'd knit them two totally different mismatched pairs. If not, fraternally-matching mismatched pairs would probably satisfy them.
You're a good auntie!

Jinx said...

Hi, I would suggest to knit two pairs of really mismatched socks, both entirely different. Why not knit two pairs and give one sock of each to each of your nieces? If they feel like wearing matching socks, they can just exchange them.

Jinx