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June 14, 2007

A Requiem for Kneesocks

I loved these socks.

Alison enabled the purchase of the yarn (even spotted me the cash to buy it!) from fellow Knitsmith Reese. It sat in my stash for a bit while I was waiting for inspiration when one day it hit me: I needed knee socks. Red ones. With cables.

The cable up the back of the leg was based on a cable I found in the Stitch Bible. I sort of made up the calf shaping as I went.

Knee socks

I loved these socks as soon as they were done. The yarn was so soft that even I, the Great Allergic One, could stand to wear it next to my skin for brief periods of time. These pictures don't really do the colors justice, either -- a bright, clear red with a petal pink. They were perfect for commuting on public transportation on a cold winter's day -- I would wear them on my way to work to keep my legs warm, and take them off when I got to the office.

I'm sad to report that these socks were recently lost in a felting incident. I'd happily make myself another pair, but both Reese's blog and Etsy store have been dormant for some time, so I think the chances of getting any more yarn like it is pretty slim.

A moment of silence, please, for the Kneesocks.

Knee socks

Posted by shannon at June 14, 2007 3:48 PM | For related posts: For Me!, Kneesocks, Socks


Oh how sad!

Posted by: Johanna at June 14, 2007 5:31 PM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: colleen at June 14, 2007 6:53 PM

A very sad story, indeed.

Posted by: Lolly at June 15, 2007 11:34 PM

those are great! Poor socks. One of my pairs was also lost to the dryer, but they fit Maya now and she loves wearing them. Maybe you have a niece you can make as happy? Hope all is well in DC?

Posted by: thea at July 6, 2007 8:21 AM

Those are fantastic!

Posted by: Che' at July 8, 2007 4:15 PM