Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Lynn!

My sister's birthday is this week, and I decided to knit her a pair of socks as a present. For some reason, I procrastinated until the last minute, and then in true Alohaknitter idiotic fashion decided to pick the $#$@&^%$# hardest sock pattern I've ever knitted, thinking that it would be a breeze to get done in time.


Heh.Anyway, a few months ago my dear Mum kindly splurged for me and bought me Cookie A.'s fabulous book, Sock Innovation, and I've been slavering to knit something from it ever since I got my greedy little hands on it.

Since I liked every pattern in the book, I just flipped it open and started knitting the first pattern the book opened to, a sock pattern named Vilai.
It has lots of intricate cross overs and knitting through back loops.
It has something different happening on every row.
It was extremely complicated.
I loved knitting it every moment. A great pattern knit in a great color for a great sister!

Happy Birthday Lynn, and when you wear your socks, just remember they've been knit with lots of love and prayers!

(For non-knitters out there, socks are really special hugs for the sole.)

You may all groan in chorus now.

5 comments:

All Natural Mama said...

Those socks are definitely works of art! Beautiful.

adrienne said...

the socks are gorgeous. i am knitting (or rather "trying" to) the mate to mine. this pattern is definitely a LOT of work.

hakucho said...

Lovely socks...I bet your sister will love them!!

Kit-bert: evil HR Director said...

awwww....thank you so much Rachel! I LOVE my socks and love the detail on them...you're so talented! I can't wait to wear them during the fall season, with a nice hot cup of tea and romance movie (like Persuasion) :) love you!!! xoxo

TuttleTime said...

I love those socks!!! Very pretty and nice. Lynn should enjoys those when walking around her wood floors. :) So nice and sweet.