Monday, June 15, 2009

Cascading Leaves Socks

My friend Vikkijo heard I had green socks and told me about this marvelous new invention called 'soap.' I can hardly wait until my husband comes home from work so I have a chance to hit the stores and check it out. :)
  Feeling the need to prove that I don't wear my socks until they turn green, I'm posting the type of project I work on while traveling. Here to the left you see before you the best self-defense mechanism I've ever developed. I started knitting socks a few years ago after sitting and freezing at countless "Spring" softball, lacrosse, track and whatever meets. Spring in the Midwest can be warm and sunny and happy or drizzling and bone chilling cold. Knitting socks gave my hands something to do while sitting in those cold metal bleachers cheering on my children's sports teams AND when I got too cold, I could put my hands inside the partially knit sock, depending on my progress. Great incentive to knit FAST. This is a pair I started when I traveled to Colorado and finished during one of the many car trips I've had since. I only knit when I'm not driving, just so you don't worry about that. "Look at that crazy woman, shifting three lanes AND knitting too!"
 The yarn is a wonderful new discovery I found called Sea Wool. It is a 70/30 blend of merino wool and seaweed, nice and soft and springy. The pattern is called Cascading Leaves. 
  Right now I'm working with a purple of the same type of yarn and developing a pattern of my own, because the color reminds me of luscious blackberries.  

20 comments:

DaDoodleDiva said...

How nice and cozy these are. I wish I knew how to knit.

Grace said...

PeggySue these socks look so warm and cozy... I Love them! I haven't knitted since I was pregnant... no... when my sister had her children I knitted and that was over 30 years ago! I love the green!!! LOL! How fun and how smart! I AM glad you don't knit and drive though!!! That should be a felony! LOL!

DaDoodleDiva said...

Peggysue,
I just left you 2 blog awards on my blog. Go there and pick them up. Enjoy!

BethH said...

Ooooo, these do look comfy and warm. I could have used them tonight as I was all snuggled up in my afghan crashed on the sofa. Great job, girly. Can't wait to see the post of the blackberry ones. Mmmmmm....

IamDerby said...

These look awesome, I have always wanted to learn to knit.

Val said...

Those are gorgous! I would love to be able to do that.

JazzyH said...

They will comfortable.

Melissa said...

Peggy Sue- your socks look great! Congrats on winning the Vintage Picnic set (at least I'm assuming it was you!!) Have a great day!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your socks rock

Mothermark said...

I thought I smelled sumthin' funny coming from your blog! It it wasn't roses by the window! Snort! Oh, these socks are new! Sorry girlfriend!

They are awesome. We could use these if ever we are in Steamboat in the winter! Please make mine black and white polka dotted? Do you knit dots?

Gina said...

I bet those are so cozy on cold days!

Traci M said...

I remember these...up close and personal, did you figure out those initials or did you just make your own pattern? You are one multi-talented lady...love the color and pattern!! I want mine in purple too...luscious berries, I can't wait to see those!!

Karen Lynn said...

Hmmm... think those would look good on my feet!

Great job!

laos348 said...

Those look great - nice and cozy!

Leah said...

Love these,they look so comfy:)

Diane said...

Ooooh! Love these adorable socks. We are both knitting!!! I just started my Einstein sweater (class with my 82 yr. old mother--what a hoot!), and I'm about half way around the bottom portion.

These are just great! I'll have to try socks sometime, but when my mother does them she uses about a hundred needles! They are flying everywhere.

The Mama Monkey said...

WowZA..these look fabulous! Do they need a new home in, say...Northern Japan?! It is still cold here, so I could wear them tomorrow. Sad, but oh so true...LOL

Katy said...

Oh these look so warm and cozy! I love socks like this for winter!

Stephanie said...

My former boss loved to knit socks, but she always joked how hard it was to finish the second one of the pair. She thought of creating custom socks for people in casts, so she could just create one and then move on :)

BethieJ said...

Oh those socks look sooo cozy!! I wish I knew how to knit!! I am SURE DH is glad I dont have a clue how to! Cant wait to see your blackberry ones!!!