Posted by: Leslie | October 29, 2007

wee tiny socks

Just a brief update of some wee tiny socks I knit for a mail art swap.

I used this pattern and my smallest needles (US size 2) and the finest yarns I had: some fingering-weight unknown green stuff (the bag says “100% fibre inconnu” though the burn test points to mostly wool with some synthetic content) that was $2.49 for a huge bag at the Giant Tiger, and some laceweight Misti Alpaca. The Misti had to be triple-stranded to match the weight of the bargain green yarn, but in the end they matched pretty closely in size. I made one of each colour, resulting in Christmas colours or, as a sailing enthusiast friend of mine suggested, “port and starboard.” For the swap they’ll be attached to a postcard somehow, probably with a port/starboard theme as the background. I’ll post a picture of the finished product when it’s done.

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Responses

  1. Have you heard the McGarrigles sing about Baby Lily’s port and starboard socks?

  2. haven’t heard that one, Shiv. what album is it on?

  3. The Christmas one released last year…

  4. ah… I’ll have to look for that song on iTunes.

  5. […] 26, 2007 by quenouille The wee tiny socks, ready for their new role as mail […]


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