Friday, March 20, 2009

more blue socks for Fred started 3/18

Tesserae sock pattern by Anne Hanson. I'm using Cascade Heritage and hoping this pattern doesn't really need 450 yds in size large since the ball states 437 on the label. Very easy pattern to do while I'm thinking about starting more complicated projects. I seem to knit him socks on "auto pilot" now that I've made so many air show socks for him. Fred didn't get to the big air show due to an oil problem with the plane (turned out to be a simple fix, whew!) which caused him to return after an hour's flight. Good thing he didn't continue the trip since severe weather arrived mid-way through the air show and some planes were smashed, turned over, destroyed, etc. He's wearing his YFM custom socks to a fly-in today in Bunbury (west of us on the Indian Ocean coast of southwest Western Australia). I still have to replace the cuffs, but he doesn't want to stop wearing them long enough for me to reknit the white section. Can't ask for more as a knitter, can I? :)

4 comments:

knitspot anne said...

those are awesome! one of my students is also knitting a pair of tesseraes with the same yarn (hers is dark green)

kadezmom said...

Im sorry he didn't get to the big show, glad he won't stop wearing the socks long enough for you to fix them and I love the pattern and the color of the one you are currently knitting!!!

peacockmom said...

Thanks. I tried to remember the name of the blue and can't find the label. But it might be Pacific blue. At any rate it was the brightest blue in the Heritage paints series by Cascade. This is a wonderful yarn. My source for buying it is closing down retail sales (Knitting Zone) and I can't buy it here. I bought 5 skeins of the red for the future since I can dye the bright blue with Ashford dyes. At least we know now to wash the red before knitting it! I'll be knitting red socks in my sleep by the end of the supply, but it will keep him in air show socks for many years to come. :)

mtannie said...

Wow, yummy color, yummy pattern. I think I will have to try it when I get back to sock knitting! Lucky Fred!