Socks That Rock knee socks in Saratoga

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I knit these socks for my aunt, who requested knee socks in "fun colors." While I wouldn't consider brown "fun," it does have buttery yellow toes & heels, as well as shots of aqua and lavender. I really prefer the mediumweight... I can feel immediately that it will hold up better, even though it's still 100% wool. I used all but 1.2 ounces of the STR for a size 9 foot and they go over the widest part of my calves. So even if you do regular heels and toes, you should have enough in one skein unless you have really big feet or want patterning or have extra-long legs.

Not that my preference in STR matters, because I'm freakin' allergic to wool. After a visit to Vanderbilt yesterday, I sat in the car, sort of depressed and a little bit excited. No more animal fiber (alpaca, etc. included) because it aggravates the pee-hoss out of my skin. Not just itchy... but causes rashes. Gross, huh? Anyways, the excitement came from the fact that I've generally steered away from cotton, linen, etc. Now I have the chance to explore all of them! And of course, silk. I think I would REALLY cry if I were allergic to silk, but I don't even know if that's possible.

As one last hurrah, I'll finish my Charm jacket (not that it's close, or anything.) and one more pair of Lorna's socks for my mom. ANd that will be it, for at least 3 months, at which point I go back in to see if it helped.


bradyphrenia said...

those are cute socks! i love the contrasting toes.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Those socks are gorgeous. I hope she loves them as much as we do!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Those socks are totally adorable. I love the yellow accent.

As for non-animal fibers, cotton isn't really that bad, ya know. And silk is always divine.