Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fox in Socks >> One Sock, Two Socks

Hand knitting is one of those seasonal rituals which I love, despite the time consuming process it inevitably becomes.  Knitters often talk about a process that forces you to slow down as you click and clack your way to a finished product.  This particular project has been clickety, clacking for quite a while, in different iterations since this post.

I blame the reason for the delay, in part, to the process of discovery.  Two new techniques later (two-at-a-time and toe up), I found myself tweaking existing simple sock patterns with the help of Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks (Melissa Morgan-Oakes), Socks From the Toe Up (Wendy Johnson), and this website (it involves math)!

Colorful "waterlines"  mark where I made increases and decreases.  Hopefully, this will help me as I try to figure out a guide for my next socks, which will probably be return to the beautiful fair isle pattern that I was tackling in my dream picnic post.  To do so will require a bit of playing around with the pattern so that I can incorporate my new favorite sock construction techniques.

After knitting these up, I couldn't help thinking about one of my favorite versus from Fox in Socks.  

When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call...
...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!

Stuff >> shoes, earrings, stockings
Thrift(ed) or Free >> skirt, shirt, coat 
Me Made or (Re)Made >> knee high socks, fox ears, mittens

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