Summer of socks

This is truly my summer of socks. This is the seventh pair I have worked on for the summer, and there is an eighth on the needles right now, but that pair is super secret for the time being. I feel sort of like a sock junkie since I can’t seem to go very long without one pair on my needles.

This pair will be for my brother’s girlfriend, Brenna. She already knows it’s happening, so I don’t have to be sneaky about it. The yarn is Madeline Tosh Sock. Many hand painted yarns have some variation within the ball. For this pair one foot is slightly darker since the outside of the ball is slightly darker. The yarn color is Baltic. It’s definitely hypnotizing. If you haven’t checked out the amazing dyeing of Madeline Tosh you might just start drooling.

The pattern is my own. It doesn’t have a name yet. I’m still brainstorming. I welcome any ideas. It reminds me of scales. I hope to get it out in the next couple of weeks, baby time permitting. Since I’m making these in a different foot size from my own, I will need some help from my friend Karen as a foot model.

11 thoughts on “Summer of socks

  1. I completely understand the sock-knitting addiction. it is an odd addiction, but that is okay. I love Tosh, the color your are knitting is beautiful. Tosh just has a depth to it’s colors that are beyond description.
    Happy sock knitting and baby loving!

  2. I just turned to my friend and said “there is an eighth on the needles right now.” She looked at me blankly for a second then asked “Is that a new drug reference I don’t know about?” I replied “Sort of…”

    Those socks look great!! And I didn’t know Madeline Tosh has a yarn line! I’ve held off making socks but I don’t know why anymore after seeing all your pretty socks!

  3. Very pretty! I would name them something to do with dragons… scales and the fact that your sweet baby was born in the year of the black dragon, a very lucky year! My son was born in April; gotta love little black dragon babies ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be watching for the pattern release… might just be the thing to get my sock knitting mojo back.

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