Monday, August 25, 2008

Warm Feet

After a stretch of blazing heat here in Oregon, it's been raining most of this weekend and the evenings have been cool. Although this weekend's weather has been a sad reminder that the summer will soon end (which means endless months of rain coming soon here!), it's also been a reminder of the joy of a warm pair of handknit socks to keep the toes toasty on cold night. I've got two examples of just that to show you today.

First up are Lisa's Order From Chaos Socks. She knit these with a merino/tencel yarn that was hand dyed by the owner of a LYS in her area. Although my "Monday Project Features" are normally knit with FF yarn, this project still qualifies as an FF project in my mind since the pattern is one of my own, available in my shop.

Don't they look great?! You know how I love stitches with some texture to them! Check out the beautiful detail of Lisa' handiwork:

You can see more of Lisa's work on her blog or on Ravelry where she is LadyBug03.

Next up are Marjorie's Ribbed Lace Socks in FF Classic Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Sand and Sun colorway.

This lovely pattern is one by Charlene Schurch. Although an intricate pattern such as this usually looks best in a solid or semi-solid yarn, I think Marjorie made a nice choice with this. The multi-colored handpaint holds up well to the patterning and the results are beautiful:

You can see more of Marjorie's work on Ravelry where she is mmarker.

Lovely work, Lisa and Marjorie! A big Thank You for sharing your projects!

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