Socks for the Tootsies!

The Vintage Socks January 2007 Challenge is upon us Nancy Bush sock fans and I have chosen the Child’s French Sock. I have already frogged this sock twice using some Koigu Merino so now I’m switch to some Lisa Souza for fresh inspiration. Kathy has inspired me. I received this yummy yarn from my Tea Swap Pal. One of the challenge rules is to pick a sock you missed first go-round and I missed this one. Yarn-overs and I have an unspoken agreement that we do not like each other but I am bound and determined to make friends during the month of January!

Do you see my new Knit Picks Chart Keeper in the background? I received it yesterday from my Sockret Pal. I eyed this last summer in the KnitPicks catalog and have been wanting one. I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it on the blog or if, perhaps, it was on the Sockret Questionnaire but, at any rate, I was thrilled beyond measure to receive her package yesterday with all of its contents:

I wish I had taken a picture of how my pal wrapped everything but I can never wait to get home before opening the box! In addition to the chartkeeper, my pal gifted me with some lovely KnitPicks Gloss yarn, a fun bookmark (I collect bookmarks as momentos) and lots of tempting chocolate and some white tea. BTW, on a recent tour of the Celestial Seasonings factory in Boulder we were told that white tea is the highest in anti-oxidants. I can’t wait to try the yarn. My pal said she used Gloss in a recent shawl knit. I’m not quite ready for a shawl although that is a future goal of mine. These Gloss skeins are probably destined to warm my toe-sies.


In other sock news, I’ve been knitting away on Spey Valley , the Dec/Jan KOTR sock. I am using 2.0mm needles and the socks are very snug. I’m not altogether happy about that and they may end up in the frog pond. However, I really do like the St. Ives yarn. I’m just wishing I had knit them on 2.25mm.

12 Comments on “Socks for the Tootsies!

  1. Ooh, my chartkeeper should be here anyday now, I can’t wait! The Gloss is very nice, isn’t it? I have some of that burgundy waiting to become wristwarmers. I’ve been lurking for a longtime, but one of my resolutions is to comment somewhere everyday I’m online. How’s Alcea going?


  2. The Child’s French are going to be pretty in the gently variegated blues!
    As for Spey Valley – mine were in 2.25mm and are perfect. Maybe you know someone with skinny feet and ankles??? I’m guessing you made it through the vikkel braid!
    I LOVE the Knitpicks gloss for socks – I’m just hoping it doesn’t wear through too fast – I’m doing my Shell Pattern socks in purple Gloss. I’ve also used the Gloss for soft silky mittens where I don’t have to worry so much about wear and tear.

  3. As always, I am amazed with your sock volume. I started my first socks yesterday.

  4. I’m so glad you liked the package! I have to tell you that I very nearly kept the chart keeper for myself, but I figured you’d need it more than I with all that colorwork you’ve been doing!


  5. There you are! I was starting to get worried about you out there with all that snow. I won’t tell you what the temp is here today. I will say that I hate it. Winter should feel like winter.

  6. Oh my goodness! I am honored!

    The blue should make gorgeous socks! What color-way is that? I had a “Lisa Christmas” – wonderful!!

    The Y/O’s in the child’s French sock have not been as problematic as usual for me…not sure why, but not knocking it!!

  7. Your Nancy Bush socks are going to look great in those colours! Can’t wait to see them finished!

    Look at all those awesome things your pal sent you! Love the colour of the yarn. I haven’t used Gloss yet either. Let us know how you find it.

  8. I loved knitting the child’s french sock, it’s soo pretty and it will look great in the yarn you chose! I’ve never tried gloss but it’s lovely and I totally love sock yarn with a bit of silk!

  9. I have the chart keeper on my wish list too. I loved knitting the Child’s French Sock (love wearing them too). I hope you and the YO’s get along better this time around.

  10. Yet another pair I’ll have to get to . . . I’m sure you’ll have better luck with the change of yarn! I’m catching up for the challenge with the Railway St Socks and I love them, though. I’ll post a progress pick soon.

  11. awesome package! great bookmark. Love the yarn that you picked out for the childs french sock : )

  12. Love that Lisa Souza colourway!

    Great to see you’re back knitting socks again :o)

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