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.


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'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.