Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

I generally knit brightly colored socks. Brightly colored yarn just calls my name. But, every once in a while, I’m wearing an outfit that calls for gray or black socks, so I needed to knit some. I mentioned this to Hunter Hammersen one day via her blog and she voted gray. I also mentioned my plan to Bonita (the soon to be owner of the Zombie socks) and she said, “I think I recall you knitting some black socks at some point and hating it enough that even I was scarred….don’t you think that means something?”
It does. If Bonita and Hunter both vote gray, then gray socks I shall have!
Linaria
Pattern: Linaria Bipartita Socks by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering
Colorway: Elegant Elephant
LAST CALL!
If you have yet to buy Hunter’s most recent book, there’s still a discount and free pattern special if you go buy it right this second! What are you waiting for?!? There’s a great group of folks doing a Knit-a-Long on ravelry soon and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun!


Ps. To see what other folks are working on, go check out Tami’s Amis and Frontier Dreams and Small Things.


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27 Comments

  1. heathermama says:

    well, they are lovely. that pattern is just so fantastic. :)
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  2. Bonnie says:

    WOW. I love these. The pattern looks great in that color.
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  3. Michelle says:

    I used to knit crazy colored socks exclusively, but now I almost only buy neutral and/or solid colored skeins. It’s nice to mix things up every once in a while.
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  4. Hunter says:

    I was organizing my stash the other week and I gave real, serious consideration to dividing it into ‘grayish and not grayish.’ It would have been as good an organizing method as any other…about half in each!
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  5. alisa says:

    the grey socks are stunning!!

  6. Carrie says:

    I honestly think you could knit anything and it would be sheer perfection…no matter the color.

    I do like that gray though.

    And well, if Bonita said gray…I’d do the gray.

    You’re pretty fab.
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    • Katie says:

      I can’t see you voting gray, you’re a pretty BRIGHT person….you know, the kind of person that makes Rainbow Brite seem dull. and boring.

  7. Meghan says:

    They look pretty fabulous! Beautiful pattern. Can’t wait to see them hit the wardrobe rotation. Except then…..in order to be all matchy matchy, I will have to knit myself gray socks. I guess that isn’t such a hardship. :-)
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    • Katie says:

      Thank you!….if I can knit a sock a week remains to be seen, but I’m giving it the old college try!

  8. Karen says:

    Your sock is lovely! Gray is a favorite color of mine:)
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  9. Carol says:

    Gray is so much easier to knit with, especially for socks with a pattern. Those look like they are going to be great to wear with anything (well, almost anything).
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  10. Alicia says:

    For a second I was like “wow, how skinny is her leg, how baggy is that sock?!” Thank goodness that’s not the case. :) Looking good! Maybe I’ll join in one of these KALs…
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  11. mistea says:

    That does look like a nice pattern for a sock in a subdued colour, though I do like a little grey. Enjoy your lovely sock.
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  12. Beth says:

    I was proud not to have broken down into wild sobs when I saw it. Kinda made me a little sick. Thanks for reading and commenting. The gray socks are lovely – I love that book!

  13. Joanna says:

    I have the same tendency towards the crazy yarns, but that gray has some lovely intonations.
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  14. Jenee says:

    My grandmother taught me how to knit.

    I remember the one thing she told me not to do when knitting. She said to me “no matter how much you want to never knit with black yarn unless you absolutely have too.”

    Years later I was sitting in her house swearing as I was knitting with black yarn. She just looked at me and said “what did your grandmother tell you?”

    Point taken grandma, point taken.

    To this day I do not knit with black yarn very often. Usually when I do it is in some bulky yarn that I am making some formless hat or scarf so I am not having to really think about things.


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