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Two Socks!


Anyone else remember the old Certs ad? The one where one person claimed, “it’s a breath mint” and the other person claimed, “it’s a candy mint?” And then they smiled happily and said, “It’s two, two, two mints in one!” Of course you remember. And you probably remember the way they satirized this commercial on Saturday Night Live even more. Well, that ad is all I can think of because I’m presenting two, two, two pairs of socks.



These are my Whisper Lace[that’s a pdf link] socks. The yarn is J. Knits Superwash Me that I got from the Loopy Ewe and the pattern is from the fabulous and talented Rachel of Have You Any Wool. And it’s free. I love me a good free sock pattern. I’m quite pleased with the pairing of this yarn and this pattern and I declare these a success.



And these. These are my I Feel Good Socks. The yarn is Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop Yarn and the pattern is just a basic 56 stitch sock with a picot edge on size 2 needles. This handspun yarn is wonderful and fun to knit. I know I won it but I honestly can’t remember the circumstances. I love me a good free sock yarn even more than a good free sock pattern! I declare these a success, as well.


After finishing these two pairs of socks I headed over to Ravelry to look for a new sock pattern to knit. I immediately settled on Charade[that’s a pdf link], another free pattern, this one designed by Sandra of I May Be Knitting a Ranch House. The yarn is Restless Handspun Jump Sheep, a bribe gift sent by Hillary when she asked me to co-host Sock Madness 2008 with her.

Between the free patterns and the gift yarns, I’d say my Summer of Socks is going along wonderfully.

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  1. Both the finished socks and the sock in progress are beautiful. Thanks for the links, I’m downloading them now!

  2. Oooh, I love that new sock you’re knitting- actually all of the socks! I’m amazed at how productive you are. 🙂

  3. Oh yeah, I remember the Certs ad. I think two, two, two pairs of socks is much, much, much better. 🙂 They are both lovely and I really like the fun socks you’re knitting now, too.

  4. I love them both – but that Sock Hop is really catching my eye. Lovely work. Also, great yarn match for the Charade.

  5. You are just the fastest sock knitter I know! What lovely socks for summer… have you decided to try your own handspun yet?

  6. Great socks! Thanks for the links to the patterns. It’s a good thing I didn’t join Summer of Socks; I’m having trouble completing a pair a month these days!

  7. I love all the socks! Thanks for putting up those links too. Wait…maybe I shouldn’t thank you. It’s more stuff I want to knit! Evil little sock knitter. Lurv ya!

  8. I love the Whisper Lace Sock pattern and it looks lovely in the yarn you chose. Very nice. Now I really want to start a pair!

  9. Thanks for the links Carole! And your socks are truly a wonderful success!

    I’ve had my eye on Rachel’s pattern for awhile now. Must get some socks off the needles first, though!

  10. Your socks are all just gorgeous!! I’m just in love with socks right now. Sock knitting just seems to be one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever knit and I get to do it over and over again. Never the same twice. So nice. 🙂

  11. Wow Carole!! You are the sock guru! I love the Whisper Lace Socks!! I have some Lorna’s Lace in my stash that will be perfect for these socks!! Thanks for the inspiration – cheers!

  12. That was Certs with Retzin or something, right? lol (Heh, no long term memory loss here.)
    Love socks #1, but could wear socks #2.But yay for both.

  13. I’m so glad I woke up from my nap and checked you first. I can just stop now for the day cuz I have my blog fix of pretty AND free!!

  14. I’m in love with those ‘I Feel Good’ socks. When you have a great handspun yarn, you don’t NEED anything but a simple pattern to show it off. Beautiful!

  15. All of your socks look beautiful! I especially like those Whisper lace socks. Once I get through a few WIPs, I think I’d like to cast on for those.

  16. I even remember the sparkling drop of “Retsyn”! By the way, I did a paper in highschool about hyped up advertising and Retsyn was just a drop of vegetable oil!

    I LOVE your whisper lace socks, those are on my to do list too. I love the color of your new socks as well!(Altho for the life of me I can’t fathom why y’all want to kill your wrists with that sock madness business!)

  17. Those socks are great!

    However, in my current summer craziness, the words “socks,” “knitting,” and “Ravelry” used all in the same place have no meaning for me at all.

    They sound intriguing, though….

  18. Impressive! I haven’t managed to finish a single pair of socks this summer. Both pairs are beautiful. Don’t you just love cruising for patterns on Ravelry?

  19. Well, I love the Whisper Lace socks, but I may be a bit partial 😉 The color you chose works out perfectly with the pattern. Thanks so much for knitting them up!

    I really like the Sock Hop socks, too. There isn’t much that can top a pair of handspun socks.

  20. Those Whisper Lace socks are to die for… GORGEOUS! Then again, you can’t beat beautiful Crown Mtn Farms yarn in just a basic pattern. Lucky you!

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