25.5.07

A proper pair of witches socks . . .

A proper pair of witches socks should be elegant, yet simple in design. They should appear normal to the muggle passersby, hiding that which makes them special for only magical eyes to see.



I had a great time knitting these. I decided what I was going to do when I saw these on Eunny's blog. It's a fairly basic toe up sock, changing the color of yarn every 4 rows, with a short row heel and a bit of ribbing at the cuff. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Sunshine and Cranberry. I used the method Eunny suggested to minimize jogging, and it seemed to work fairly well:



I hope my pal likes them! I liked them so much, I decided to knit some more. I started today on a pair in sunshine and blackberry for my sister to take backpacking in Europe. When I finish those (she's leaving pretty soon) I'll start a pair in jeans and rainbow. I hope to finish my sister's pair over the weekend, since we're flying to Indiana and back. We'll see.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I enjoyed reading about your proper pair of witches socks and how the Muggle eye will not notice them!

5 House Points for GRYFFINDOR!

Jessica said...

those came out wonderfully. I had been meaning to ask you what colors you were using. I thought they were the exact perfect colors for the house.

Heather said...

What a great set of socks - I like how they don't match just slightly - Dobby would be very happy with them!

:O)

Ebony said...

Those are some very cool socks! You have one lucky pal

Cheryl in VA said...

Love the magical socks!! Have fun making the next pair as well.
Safe travels!!

Cheryl

Jen Smith said...

I love the subtle mismatch. Well done indeed.

CatKnit said...

I love those socks! I hope they're mine! I do, I do, I do!

ptownhokie said...

Love the socks... I'm going to give socks a chance. Small, portable, and hopefully satisfying!
Valerie (yarn for breakfast)