Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.
Sep 29
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Category: knitting & crocheting

I test knit these for Louise Tilbrook. The hardest part was choosing a color that would do the pattern justice. I also wanted to pick a color that would match several outfits, but in the end, I wasn’t in the mood to knit khaki socks. Cause this color is so much more fun!
Comb Gill SocksComb Gill Socks

Pattern: Comb Gill by Louise Tilbrook
Needles: 2.25mm Signature Needle Arts DPN’s
Yarn: String Theory Hand Dyed Caper Sock
Colorway: Juice
Note: When you begin, these are not going to look amazing. Just keep going, and once you have a few repeats, the magic happens.
Right after I finished these, my parents visited and we headed down to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
IMG_4888IMG_4887Dad on top of the observation tower.IMG_4889

I talked them into lunch at Torchy’s and my dad said it might have been the best taco he’s ever had. (It might have been because we were starving, but Torchy’s is really good. )

Linaria Bipartita Socks

Linaria Bipartita Sock (I sometimes carry spare knit socks to color coordinate as needed. Don’t you?)

Then, we went antiquing in Georgetown before meeting up with The Husband at Casa de Metzroth for a 42 tournament. It was a perfect day.
My lovely parents

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First, if you are a fan of the blue/purple swoopy thing on the foot socks, the pattern is out sometime today on violentlydomestic.com
Handknit Blue Socks

Second, here are my green socks in progress with some bluebonnets because. well. because I LOVE bluebonnets, so I’m going to enjoy the hell out of them while I can!
Handknit Green Socks

And finally, because I was wearing them, here’s a glamour shot of my Linaria Bipartita Socks
Handknit Socks in Bluebonnets

This yarn (Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering) has pilled, but putting these on feels like snuggling happy baby bunnies against my toes, so I don’t care.

Ps. To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things(I started listening to Uglies but I wasn’t feeling it. Not sure what I’ll start next.)
Frontier Dreams

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I’ve been jonesing to finish these socks since Hunter Hammersen wrote “something may go swooping wildly about on the foot” in early December. There’s just something about a plain sock that isn’t really plain at all that appeals to me. And here they are. (right before they went in the mail to their photo shoot)

Aurin socks
I liked the yarn quite a bit. It feels amazing and has nice stitch definition. I’ll be using Caper sock again, but I think I’ll go with a semi-solid. Black Tulip (purple), Dark & Stormy (ocean blue), or Carina (gray) or… maybe I’ll go full on crazy and give Alexandrite a whirl.

Aurin socks
Yarn: String Theory – Caper Sock
Colorway: Beach Plum
Needles: 2.25mm Signature DPNs
Pattern: Aurin by Hunter Hammersen (COMING SOON!)

Aurin socks and plane

It's a bird, no, it's a plane, no, it's socks and a plane!

Ps. Check out what others have finished at:
Tami’s Amis

Wisdom begins in Wonder

Natural Suburbia

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