Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Tale of the Snowflakes

Once upon a time there was winter, and in the winter of the North East it used to snow. This winter there was but one little dusting in NYC. Some people blame global warming. I love snow in the country-side, its so pretty and majestic, but in an urban setting- only on the weekend, or holidays. Otherwise it turns to slush/dirt/messy city. Don't get me wrong, it can be pretty in the city as well, but- only for a minute . So for the lack of snow here this year, I thought out some flakes. I loved the snow flake sweater in IK Holiday Gifts, (that issue had some fab deigns, don't you think? Think Koolhaas) and when I saw the chart was 18 stitches across- my mind thought18x2=36 half of 72, great sock numbers! I loved the colors and that was it! Koigu Addi us1- 2 on 2.
snowflakes in Koigu

sock to the library

25 comments:

Dave said...

Gorgeous socks, and I *love* that only one has the red stripe on the foot!

KnitNana said...

So is that to enable you to know which sock is your left foot sock?
(I adore the snowflakes - what a smart thing to do! And yes, IK Holiday is a wealth of patterns for a long time to come!\
(((hugs)))

Nora said...

Oh, truly beautiful!

Artis-Anne said...

ohhhhh what lovely socks :)

Poshyarns said...

These are brilliant, the stripe makes them extra individual.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what I like best :the socks wich are great or the wonderful books in the background ....
Danièle

Miss T said...

Nice work on the socks. You have a very intriguing bookshelf!

Hilde C. said...

Great socks! I really like the idea with the double stripe on one of the sokcs :-)

astrid said...

great socks for a citygirl in the winter! I especcialy love the subtile red stripe

aija said...

Wow, just wonderful! I love the grey you chose-- perfect background for these :)

PlazaJen said...

Aaaabsolutely gorgeous! The double red stripe is perfection.

Annie said...

I love those socks.

gail said...

Great socks!! Wonderful idea to get some "flakes" in your life. Here in Wisconsin we've finally had a "normal" winter with lots of snow and cold weather. None of this global warming stuff! I love the snow, the ice and the cold. Bring it on, Mother nature. We are tough!--and wearing hand made socks helps.

cosymakes said...

those are some fabulous socks!

aquaknits said...

MUST HAVE THESE SOCKS!! I love how your mind works, just fantastic.

tiennie said...

OMGosh! I LOVE these socks!

Garngamen said...

Again, great socks! looks very useable and cosy!

Sonya said...

Gorgeous was the word I was going to use! Love the colors, very urban.

Harlem Purl said...

What Wonderful Winter Warmies (try saying that ten times fast)

sarah said...

I love your sense of taste. The colours are just right anyway, then that extra red stripe adds character. Just Perfect!

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Susanne said...

They are so lovely!! I like the little two stripes on the left foot. Well done!
Greetings
Susanne

annmarie said...

perfectly beautiful! :) lots of great books on those shelves, too. ;)

gray la gran said...

oh! i love those socks!!!

Krawuggl said...

Love this socks, especially the red extra-stripe - gorgeous!