Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stained glass socks

It's 4am. And in about 3 hours the kids will start to wake up, and it's not my turn to sleep in.

Night shift. It's messing with me again...

Promise, I'll go to bed right after this ;)

Only bought this because I love the BFL/mohair mix for socks. Not a color I would have chosen, if I had more choices.

But I liked the yarn it turned into.

 I didn't think there was enough to make a pair of socks for my big feet, so I striped it with some Sportmate. The squares on the toe end... they are there because I always wear out my socks under the ball of my foot first, and colorwork means double-thickness. There's always a strand of "the other color" at the back.

These went into the Harry Potter game on Ravelry as a 'project inspired by a potions jar' (thus the little jars in the photo). All the colors completely distracted me from my NEWT for a while. But I'm back on track knitting my Stilwell jumper, now, and spinning some interesting yarn for Quidditch.

Ravenclaw came second in the House Cup last term, by the way... forgot to say. Hufflepuff won it for the first time ever (it was the 15th term, I believe), but the margin between first and third (Slytherin) was only 5 points more than the number of points I earned, so it was close!

Slytherin is due for a win again. It's a house tradition to win every second term, I believe; forget sharing :)

And now, to bed...


ruthsplace said...

These are fabulous! They remind me of liquorice allsorts.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I would accept those socks from you as a gift in a heartbeat ! Heck, I'd even give You money for them. I love em' !

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