Saturday, April 23, 2011

New socks for Easter

I've been in a knitting mood the last couple of evenings and I finished two different pairs of lacy socks. I always think of new socks when I think of Easter. Why this strange association you ask? Well when I was a child my German grandma, God rest her soul, always gave me new socks to wear to Mass on Easter. They were always beautiful socks most with a lacy, ruffly edge that poofed out from tbe ankle. Do you remember little girl socks like that? And when she would give me the socks on the Saturday before Easter there would be a silver dollar in the toe of each sock. Yes a real silver dollar! I have no idea where these went, but I wish I did. As I got older and silver dollar were harder to come by she switched to Kennedy dollar coins. So here are my new socks I made for me for Easter, but no silver dollar in the toe. (insert sad face).

This pair is the Spring Forward pattern and the yarn is Sophie by Loops and Threads, Micheal's store brand. The color is Ocean and this yarn is 50% merino and 50% nylon.

The second pair is the Serendipity from the book Sock Club by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrot. The yarn is a Regia in a yellow. I don't have the ball band anymore so I don't know the details but I'm sure its mostly wool with some nylon.

Sorry for the dark shots, I had to take these pictures inside since it is raining again, enough with the rain. I am in a real mood to do more lacy socks. I spent some time on Ravelry last night and went through a lot of my books and have a ton of ideas and of course I have oodles of sock yarn, but I may have to purchase another skein or two. You know, you need the perfect yarn to match the pattern, right? Shake your head up and down, up and down. - LOL!

Off to do some meal prep for tomorrow. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

carol fun


  1. Easter in years past - new socks, new white leather shoes, new dress, new hat, new purse!

  2. Lovely socks Carol. I hope you have a blessed Easter!

  3. Love your socks. I loved new white socks with the big lace trim. Bought some last week when my niece was over.
    Happy Easter
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  4. Love your new pretty socks Carol. My head is shaking up and must have the perfect yarn. Happy Easter to you!

  5. Those are some fancy socks. I just love them.

  6. What lovely memories! Didn't our grandmothers do the most wonderful things for us? Thanks for sharing!


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