They are a wonderful Ysolda Teague pattern, "Mousie,"available through Ysolda's website or Ravelry.
And above are two of Jane's latest sock creations--an olive green tweed hiking sock, and elegant blue cabled socks with Jane's signature "fizz" at top. The mice are about to leave for Louisville, KY, where Jane's heading for a week's visit with her daughter and grand-cat. (Guess who's getting the mice?)
Why Socks? An Existential Disquisition, Part 1
Recently I've come across more than a few manifestos, online and in knitting magazines, arguing in favor of knitted socks. The Langworthy Library Knitting Association, perhaps as a reflection of Jane's proclivities, cleaves to socks more than to anything else. Denise tells me, "They're instant gratification." She favors them over more time-consuming projects, as do many other proponents, both in-library and outside.
I'm in the early stages of my sock-knitting career, and consider myself a convert to the beauty and general superiority of hand-knitted socks. They are warmer, lighter, and softer than any machine-made sock I've ever worn, including machine-made cashmere and angora. Plus, they're mine--original, unique, and custom-fitted!
Below a small gallery of hand-knitted socks made by the Langworthians:
|Socks I made for HC's birthday in November!|