Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sporty socks: two-tone purple no less

Did I ever show you guys how my purple athletic-striped romney/mohair socks came out? 

Of all the Stoddart socks I knit last summer - and as you may recall, there were a lot - these are my favourites.  I'm constantly torn between saving them for what I expect to be a difficult or cold day, or greedily wearing them.  Judging by the frequency which they end up in the wash, I think the frugal aspect of my nature is at its lowest strength where they are concerned.

What makes them special is partly the yarn, which is the heaviest of all the weights I bought for socks.  They're just super nice and thick and warm and squishy.

But I also like the way the colours went together.  I had the light purple from Stoddart's woolshare program and thought it would be a good match for the darker shade I bought at the Knitter's Frolic in May.  Bonus: combining the two gave me a chance to make the legs as long as I wanted.

Well, they're not knee socks obviously, but they are just enough longer than all the others to be useful on days when my leggings are a bit shorter than I like, or my boots a bit taller than can accommodate a view of my other Stoddart cuffs.

Apart from how comfy they are, I think my favourite part is their toes.  Their toes are exactly the same as all my other contrasting sock toes so I don't know why that should be: I just know that it is.  Looking at the perfection of the toes while I'm doing Pilates actually helps me enjoy the workout.

Socks: is there anything they can't do?

(if they know, it would seem they aren't telling.)

Hope your day is as warm and snuggly as my purple sport socks, and I'll see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

UmmRania said...

These are awesome, purple is my fav. color and these are so perfect. Enjoy!