Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Did you know Honey Badgers can climb trees?

Well the actual honey badger can't (this nugget of useless information brought to you by Wikipedia),but my Honey Badger socks can perch in a tree with assistance. This is a free pattern on Ravelry.com.


The yarn is a honey colored Lorna's Laces called Butterscotch. I love the color and the feel of this yarn. The pattern has a lacy look and when you put them on...



it takes on a cabled appearance. (Side note: It is hard taking pictures of your own feet. particularly when you don't want to reveal that you should have shaved your legs.)



Knitting these socks spurred a couple of nights cruising Ravelry where I downloaded a bunch of new sock patterns. After studying the sock patterns I realized that most of them looked best is solid or semi-solid yarns. So that necessitated some online shopping, and these darlings arrived on Monday.



The ones on the left are Cascade Heritage. I got 3 of them wound into cakes last night. The two skeins on the right are more Lorna's Laces and the ball in the middle was a pain in the rear. This is a skein of The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga yarn in the Oleander Nymph colorway. It has 20% cashmere and it the most expensive skein of yarn I have ever bought. I seen lots of reviews of people raving about this yarn and I expect it to knit up beautifully but getting it from its skein configuration to a cake or in this case a ball took over an hour. As soon as I put it on my swift I could see it was going to be a problem. I ended up winding it by hand from the swift and I has 2/3 of it wound before it would come off the swift without major maneuvering. I was too tired after fighting this one to wind the rest of them - a project for another evening.

Now I just have to decide what pattern and what yarn to knit up next. A decision I much prefer to the daily "what are we having for dinner?" decision.

Hope you are having a good day - mine just got better because I've decided we are going out for dinner.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

3 comments:

  1. Very nice Honey Badgers! I've never seen a picture of them being worn til now...what an interesting difference! P.S. fuzzy legs are allowed in the fall & winter!

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  2. Ok--it's down loaded at my house too!!!
    and I also have realized that alot of the socks look better in solid colors--so I keep buying multi colors--dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
    thanks for sharing the pattern--
    Hugs, Di and that Miss Gracie

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  3. What lovely socks! The colour is gorgeous!

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