Friday, March 09, 2007

Woodsman Socks


Here's Barry modelling the Woodsman's Socks from 'The Opinionated Knitter' by EZ. I think he likes these more than the other ones I made him. The yarn I used is Rowan, Cashsoft Aran, nothing but the best for my man. Actually, I got it half price from a wool shop that was closing down in Devon but that is beside the point. I thought these might have been a bit on the tight side bacause EZ tells you to start the toe shaping when there is 2.5 inches to go in the foot length and then the end bit is only about 1.5 inches long so when Barry first put them on they were very snug. I guess EZ knows her stuff because the snug socks soon relaxed to fit in the most comfy way, which is probably why I can't get them off Barry's feet! I must make him some more even though his feet are never pongy I still think they may need a wash from time to time...
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5 comments:

Faerynuff said...

Ooh, snuggly!

She was a clever lady that EZ!

Here I go in exclamation marks again!!!!!!

Ann said...

Nice socks! I really wish making socks did it for me...you can finish a pair in a lot less time than a sweater...but I have made a few and cannot seem to force myself to finish the match for the last pair. Just whingin' here...procrastinating because I need to go sew 2 more school dresses & they bore me. Have a great day!

talj said...

Such lovely socks! What does a girl have to do to get a pair of these?! ;o)

CG said...

My knitting friend showed me a link to some wonderful yarns and patterns at a place called Angel Yearns. Wish i was a better knitter. Those socks look great :)

Marianne said...

Those are some mighty handsome mansocks you've knit!!! You couldn't go wrong with the Cashsoft...mmmmm.
EZ=genius....and I love her sensibilities, I'm always smiling, chuckling and even laughing when I read her books.

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