13 May 2018


Hello from rainy Philadelphia!  I signed up to do the 3K walk of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Breast Cancer Race today (it's always on Mother's Day here), but though I am not afraid of the rain (I like rain, except when I get soaked on  my way to work), I've decided to be a weather wimp and wait it out.  Partly because I packed away my sweatshirts in a fit of conscientiousness, and getting one out to wear would require more de-organizing and re-organizing than I am in the mood to do this morning.

Yeah, I know that was all superflous information.  So let's move on.

I have two FOs to share, so let's get going with the first one, OK?

Project:  These Socks Have No Class
Pattern:  Just a plain vanilla sock pattern made shorter in the leg
Needles:  Size 1US
Yarns:  All leftovers from other projects - the dark green is Reflections at Roclans Out of the Dyepot Merino Fingering, green colorway; variegated is Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the Molly colorway; orange is Ancient Arts Fibre 100% Superwash BFL Wool 4-Ply Fingering Sock in the Orange Tabby colorway.
Modifications:  The socks are all modifications of a regular pattern!
Notes:  I was originally planning to make scrappy short socks, but decided that always changing to do stripes was more than I was inspired to do at the time.  So I grabbed the first three balls of leftovers, and made these.  I knit the cuffs in 2 x 2 rib for 12 rows, then switched to the variegated for 1.5 inches.  Then I used the Orange Tabby yarn for an Eye of Partridge Heel Flap and heel, then returned to the variegated for the gusset plus two extra rows.  The foot went back to dark green, and the toes reverted back to Orange Tabby.  They are weird but I really like the way they turned out.  :-)

So I have my next pair of socks for my Box o' Socks, and I have a feeling that they will amuse me every time I put them on.


Today is Mother's Day here in the U.S., and if you celebrate, I wish you a happy day.  I will close by sharing one of my mother's inspirational sayings from when I was growing up:

"If you're born to hang, you'll never drown."

And there you go.


kayT said...

I am always wondering what to do with all my leftover sock yarn, and I think you have inspired me! I especially love the orange heels and toes.

Chris said...

A related saying, from MY mother: "If you're meant to die by lightning, you can go to sea in a basket."

Araignee said...

That is such a good idea. I might have to make some Frankensocks too.

Vera said...

Your Mom had the Best sayings! Love those socks Bridget...so fun.

I don't blame you for wimping out - it's chilly and damp out there. Pretty much an uninspiring day. We need to get groceries, but I'm hoping for reading, knitting and napping this afternoon!

Tired Teacher said...

Love the socks and their name! I think they will be fun to wear.

Happy Mother's Day

Anonymous said...

Love the scrappy socks. They would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day...you get to celebrate both Irish factions!!!

Hope you have a great Sunday.

Nance said...

What a...chipper saying! LOL. It sounds positively Eeyore-esque.

Caffeine Girl said...

I love leftovers projects. They are just so fun and unusual!

Kym said...

What a wonderful way to use your "leftovers." :-)
Just perfect.

Bonny said...

I think those socks have plenty of class!

karen said...

love love love your socks!!! your weekend sounds wonderful.