Friday, May 2, 2014

Post Sew South II Swap

Everyone knows I love to garden and recently this photo sparked some fun comments on Instagram. Yes, I do have a green thumb and not only can I grow fruits and vegetables, but socks grow on my wisteria plant...
No, not really, but they do look pretty hanging there.

handknit socks

These socks are for my sweet friend, Dana, for the Post Sew South II Swap. I was so excited when I saw that she was my secret partner. Dana and I have been talking about knitting socks for a while. I knit and she doesn't, so she is constantly throwing lovely comments my way about my knitting. 

I started these socks before Sew South. I love the fact that they have traveled with me for a while, and I have worked on them in planes and cars, at baseball games and in hotel rooms. I even worked on them at Sew South and Dana saw them. I didn't decide that they would be her gift until I was assigned Dana as my partner. Once I saw her name I could hardly wait to finish the socks and to surprise her with them.
madelinetosh knit socks

The pattern is just a simple basket weave that I figured out on my own. I used the Fish Lips Kiss heel pattern which is so easy to understand and comes out great everytime. These socks are so squishy and the yarn is just a dream to knit. I have another skein so I might have to start another pair for me.

handknit socks

As a little extra surprise I made Dana a "D" mini quilt/mug rug .
hand knit socks

Sock Stats:
Pattern: My own basket weave, knit 2 purl 2 for three rows, then switch
Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light "Cousteau"
needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets 40" circular needle US size 1 (2.5 mm)

This is my first finish on my Finish Along List.

Finish Along 2014


Strawberry Patch said...

Super lucky Dana, they are gorgeous!

Leanne said...

How wonderful that you are designing your own socks now. I sure wish that they did grow on trees, they look very pretty there.

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Just beautiful, Dana is lucky indeed.

Kelsey said...

Wow these are incredible! totally need to knit those socks up ASAP!!! Did you last on 63 stitches to start? Thanks for the great pattern :)

Annabella said...

Such a beautiful swap package - the socks are a-mazing!

Susan Snooks said...

You already know how much I love your socks! Do you think you could work out how to get money to grow on trees? :-))

Dianne Neale said...

Wow, growing your own socks! I've not tried that one xx