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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Stripy strømpe

My Grandma's heavy steel sock needles have been put to work,
they've not met funky Danish sock yarn before,
just sensible 'green lovat fingering'!


  1. Ooh, the wool from Aarhus!? I have sock envy now! Very very therapeutic. Have you tried 'wives and daughter yet'? Knitting and Michael Gambon are always a good combo.

  2. My friend had used this - it's seriously impressive!

  3. Wow! you have been busy. I love the colours in that yarn - might have to pick up my sock needles again!

  4. Fabulous wool - I'm half way through making a pair of socks I started in the spring, so will have to resist the lure .... where did you get the wool? I haven't seen any like it in the places I buy wool ...


  5. These are so cute... I've used yarn very similar to yours and I love it!

  6. These are fabulous. I so wish I could knit. x

  7. Ooh, I want to learn to knit socks. Yours are fine strømpe indeed. I just have keep telling myself 'no more projects until you finish something...' Enjoy!

  8. Blogger has been eating comments again! I stopped to say that I also knit socks on 5 needles, rather than 4.
    Also, for those interested in self-striping yarn, Google 'sock yarn.' There is plenty available, mostly USA, some Germany.

  9. self striping yarn makes perfect baby hats too. I don't make socks because I'd never get the second one done and there is enough in my stash of unfinished items without adding socks. 5 needles are way easier than 4 I think, more space to work somehow.

  10. Oh those are lovely socks - I want a pair. Hope you are recovering well from your op Celia and are taking things easy

  11. Well spotted Silverpebble - it's the sock wool I bought when I visited Aarhus. And yes, I've been knitting while watching your 'Wives & Daughters' DVD.

    Veg heaven - isn't it brilliant!

    Gina - this sock wool is just too tempting!

    Joanna - look at www.hjertegarn.dk

    Artslice - isn't it fun knitting stripes!

    Louise - have a go! I'm sure you'll be able to doit. Start with a scarf then progress to socks.

    Organic Viking - you wouldn't believe the number of unfinished projects that I have in my wake!!!!

    Moreidlethoughts - I found a 'toe-up' sock pattern using 5 needles so added an extra pin to my Grandma's set of 4. I've recently found some gorgeous hand-dyed yarn on etsy.com :)

    Pamela - You're quite right - more space to see what you're doing! I'm thinking of knitting mittens or gloves with the last 2 balls bought in Denmark.

    Hannah - It's been good therapy to sit and knit. I'm going to enjoy wearing these when it gets chilly!

  12. Lovely colours, the socks and the work underneath. I hope you are better soon.

  13. Just had to come back and tell you that today I just came across a way of knitting both socks at the same time. You use a longish circular knitting needle and the magic loop technique, obviously you need to use 2 balls of yarn too. So now the 2 balls of Regia Softy in my living room stash (as distinct from my much larger spare room stash) are going move from gently winking at me to crashing cymbals whenever I look in their direction ... Mittens sound good, I've seen loads of lovely patterns recently.

  14. Beautiful socks!

    I'm impressed. Hope that you're feeling more sparkly now.


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