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First Lady Socks

I wondered yesterday what I would blog about today.  And then I went to a meeting and during the meeting I was knitting on my current socks.  I realized that if I hauled ass I could finish them by the end of the meeting and then photograph them for today’s post.

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I just love it when a plan works out.

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So the yarn is Schaefer Yarn’s Sock the Vote in the color “Michelle” but I just call them my First Lady Socks.  The pattern is my standard 64 stitch, picot-edge, stockinette sock.  I never get tired of it.

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And I never get tired of the feeling I get when I wear a new pair of handknit socks.  It’s great!

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  1. Fabulous! I’m using your “recipe” for the socks I’m knitting, and I’m just whipping along – I think it might be the answer for me. What sort of heel flap do you do? That looks like a twisted rib, but I can’t tell…

  2. There is just something very comforting about knitting that pattern. No thinking, no worries – just enjoyable knitting. They came out great. Wear them well!

  3. So perfect since I think of you as the “First Lady of Blogland”. But, they don’t show off the enormous biceps you must have by now for speeding through those socks!

  4. Love how the red/pink peeks out between the vertical blue stitches on the heel.

  5. Oh, I love those colors.
    Someday I am going to have to knit myself a pair of socks using your recipe for them. It shows off the color so very well.
    I honestly don’t think I have ever knit a pair like that.

  6. The socks are wonderful, and your calling them First Lady socks is terrific, because the yarn does indeed have the same name as the wife of President Obama. Mostly blue, but with some red in them as well… excellent.

    (Apologies for the twisted syntax: if you’ve deduced that I just really like typing “President Obama,” you are correct.)

  7. Funny – I have that yarn too and I NEVER would have guessed that it would knit up like that. It’s very pretty. Thanks for the pictures.

  8. You’ve inspired me to do an all-stockinette sock. I’ve been working on some lace ones and I’m just sick of looking at the chart. Beautiful socks!

  9. I’ve taken a page from your book and now knit during my faculty meetings. I think my principal likes how it keeps the heckling to a minimum. Gorgeous Schaefer socks! I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

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