Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sasha Socks

Before my fellow knitter inoriz headed off with her family on their Great Adventure across the continent, she gave me a parting gift *sniffle*

sasha yarn (1)

This lovely skein has been hand-dyed by Jo, and even named after me!!

It's a lovely sock yarn, and I LUFF the colours - the bright electric lime and the fabulous turqouisey aqua - I knew I had to be selfish and knit something for ME from this wonderful skein of friendship.

sasha yarn

And so I started knitting up a pair of socks!

Sasha Socks @ airport

Great for travel and carting around everywhere - here is the beginning of the first sock right after I landed at an airport and was waiting (and waiting... and waiting) for work to pick me up.

SIDE NOTE: How exciting that soon we Aussies will be able to knit ON planes again! Not have to stow our knitting away in the checked baggage then whisk it out to knit on as soon as the bags come out on the carousel!

Sasha Socks!

A nice plain style sock with a gusset heel - stockinette so they're nice and easy to knit in the dark or while I'm in meetings etc..

(excuse poor quality phone photos)

The one oddity and interesting feature (that you can't actually see very well in this picture) is I have knit a left and a right sock! So the toe is biased to one side or the other for PERFECT fit on my tootsies!

Sasha Socks

They're not quite finished, but further along than this photo - both heels now complete and working up the cuff. I whisked the needles out to knit up my lovely Mum's Christmas socks, so as soon as I've finished those shimmery shoe liners (ahem, yes, not finished yet) I can put the needles back into my Sasha Socks!

Jolene, thank you SO very much for your friendship, generosity, yarn, and thoughtfulness. Though you're further away in distance now, you're not further away in friendship :)


2paw said...

Oh what a lovely girt and those colours are gorgeous, I love teal and lime too. Clever you, making socks for each foot!! It's knitting up wonderfully.

Ann said...

Lovely socks & so clever of you to knit right & left socks. I knitted all the way on my flight home from Melbourne - it's great!

inoriz said...

Thank you Sash!It's lovely to be connected online and then reading your lovely post and seeing these lovely pictures! :)

I do miss you!