1.24.2010

New Year, New Socks

I don't know if I completed a pair of socks for myself at all last year. I know I made a pair for each of parents, and two pairs for a baby, but I might have overlooked myself altogether.

It's time to rectify that mistake:


Yarn: Wendy Happy
Colorway: Taurus
Needles: US2
Pattern: standard toe-up on 64 stitches with short-row heel

My mom bought the yarn for me on a trip to Asheville, North Carolina. "Just buy me something that looks like Asheville," I told her, and I think those are some very helpful and specific instructions.

About five years ago, my parents and I went to Asheville during the fall. On our trip, we visited the Biltmore winery, and this is what these socks remind me of: the leaves that were just starting to turn, the crisp mountain air, and giant casks of local wine.

3 comments:

Farrel said...

My socks wore out, and I need some new ones, please. A nice Asheville pair would be nice. :)

Papoo

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