Friday FO: Shooting Socks

May 15, 2009

Within which I don’t intend to shoot anything.

Shooting Socks Pointed

This Trekking XXL was purchased long before I decided I did not like self striping yarn, with another pattern in mind that did not work out.  As one gets a few more pairs of socks under their belt, its easier to know what is and isn’t going to work.  This simple pattern (Shooting Stockings) from Nancy Bush’s Vintage Knits broke up the stripes a tiny bit, and added some interest.  I modified the pattern to make them into knee highs, instead of only coming up to mid calf.  Knee high socks are wonderful as we transition out of full winter (every day with wool tights with socks OVER those!) to spring.  The mornings are cool, if the afternoons get warmer you can just slip these socks down to your ankles.  Trekking is still one of my favorite sock yarns, its comfortable and lasts. 

Well the little rain shower has blown through, and its clear over to the mountains now in Calgary.  Its time to hop on my bike and head home for the holiday weekend.  This is the weekend we celebrate the life of ol’ Queen Victoria by buying beer and heading to the campgrounds in droves.  Except for those of us staying home to paint their bedrooms a beautiful blue, reminiscent of deep snow.  Happy weekend everyone!!

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7 Responses to “Friday FO: Shooting Socks”

  1. Stitch-n-Snitch said

    LOVE those socks!! 🙂

  2. Cheryl S. said

    Speaking of Nancy Bush, I’ve got a two-day class this weekend! Yippee! I’ll be nupping soon.

  3. Great socks!!!

    I’m actually taking the Nancy Bush class, too. Should be great.

  4. Jeanne said

    Beautiful socks! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  5. Anne said

    What pretty blue stripes! Hope you had a fabu weekend.

  6. Jewel said

    I to have been painting, good luck on yours. I love the socks!

  7. Monica said

    I love your socks! And check out those sexy legs! Your calf muscles are especially nice.

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