Monday, May 17, 2010

Worth A Thousand Words

For Christmas, I got the best present in the history of sock knitters. (The story is here if you missed it.)

This past weekend, after several weeks of consultation and a good few weeks of close fair isle attention, I finished these for my Kevin, provider of said unparalleled Christmas gift.

From Russia With Love by Sabine Reifler in The Joy of Sox
Wollmeise 80/20 in Admiral and a "We're Different" that was probably pretty close to Campari Picolo.

I'm pretty durned proud of them. Hard to go wrong with that much great yarn and that much love and gratitude for their recipient.

It was like knitting with midnight and fire.

And a whole lot of love.


  1. Beautiful! I just received my first skein of Wollmeise, and I am too enamored by it to even take teh label off yet! But, this totally inspires me!

  2. Those are GORGEOUS!!! i am so in sock envy.... i'm a crocheter, but not a knitter, so something that lovely will have to stay out of my league, i think!

  3. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I am blown away. I haven't knit socks in years but these make me want to pick it up again!

  4. I read your post on "One Skein Wollmeise Projects" which led me to your profile, then to your blog, and I still haven't found out what color "Taube" is. Thought you were awfully generous to knit your man a pair of socks with yarn he gave you for Christmas... then I read the story! Wow, it's a Wollmeise "Gift of the Magi".
    You two belong together! :)
    Thank you for making my day!