What’s a .knitter to do when the sleeves of her husband’s sweater are making her cry she’s so bored? Finish a pair of socks, of course!
These are for Hannah. I had hoped to finish them for last weekend as I wanted to give them to her as a gift for her stellar performance in “Grease” at school. That was not to be and instead I gave them to her quite unceremoniously yesterday afternoon.
She loves the yarn so much that she’s okay with the lack of sock sleeve and special presentation. The yarn is, of course, Vesper sock yarn, brilliantly dyed by my dear friend Julia of Knitterly Things.
See those perfectly matched stripes? I really can’t take much credit for that. All I did was make sure I started in the same place for each sock. Julia’s dyeing technique is what makes those perfect stripes.
And Hannah’s just a wee bit anal about the matching socks thing so she adores these. She was singing, off key mind you, the whole time I was snapping these pictures.
Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down and mess me around
And then worst of all you never call, baby
When you say you will but I love you still
I need you more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up Buttercup, don’t break my heart
The nice thing about a pair of socks is the only way they’ll break your heart is if they wear out.