Thursday, February 05, 2009

socks!


At long last, I own a pair of hand knit socks.
They are even better than I had imagined.
They feel sooooooooooo good on my feet!
I swapped these with Mama Urchin in exchange for quilting.
I LOVE them!!!!

31 comments:

kangaroo said...

ooooh. i want to learn to knit socks so badly...these look divine.

MichelleB said...

Lucky you! Isn't bartering fun. One of these days I'll get a pair made (that I'm willing to wear).

Barbara Brown said...

what a fabulous idea.
barbara brown

Amy Jo said...

Nothing better than comfy cozy socks!!!

Jackie said...

Great socks! Nothing better than a swap!

Jessica said...

well, you are a just a bartering/swapping fool now, aren't you? :)
Love the socks! Knit socks on next on my "knitting to do list". They look so comfy!

Kerri said...

love your knit socks!!

scrappy quilter said...

My challenge for Feb. is to make myself a pair of socks. Yours look so warm.

Katie Jean said...

ooh lucky you! Those look lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! What a great exchange!

Jane said...

Sweet! Sorry I've been missing in action commenting on all your recent amazing work. Always know that I am in the background cheering you on and appreciating all that you share.
Love the Bartering idea! Maybe someday we can exchange "stuff"!

Katie said...

Aren't they the best?! I have a pair that a Swedish grandma made for me when I lived there. I never really appreciated them until recently when I learned about the love that went into making them. What a treat for you! I have bought some yarn to make some for myself. Now I just need to learn how! Great job Mama Urchin.

Di said...

These look great! I just got given another pair of socks knitted by a friend! It's true that nothing feels quite so great on your feet - apart from perhaps the warm water of the Mediterranean lapping round your toes!

bopeep said...

Lovely socks!!!
Great swap !!!
Prayers, Bo

Jessica said...

Those socks are great! What a fun swap!!!

Sudi-Laura said...

Hand knit socks are the best! My mom has worn holes in the few pairs I made her, and still won't give them up! Great swap.

SuzyQSparkles said...

I recently taught myself to knit and then listed the links I used to help me along the way. For those interested, check them out at http://suzyqsparkle.blogspot.com/2009/01/knitting-links.html

I *love* my hand-knit pair and NEED to make some more!

Linda said...

Those look so cozy!

Karen said...

Great socks. About the only time I knit socks is when I'm traveling to visit my kids that are scattered all over the country. I find it's hard to get the second one finished--too much of the same thing over and over. I think I might try knitting both at the same time next time;) BTW, I used the beanie pattern you referenced a few weeks back. WOW do they ever work up fast. As long as it's still snowing here I'll keep working on the beanies--maybe more socks come Spring;)

Leslie said...

hooray for the swaps!!! great idea!

a friend to knit with said...

NICE swap.
i saw those.....and LOVED the colorway!!!

Shari said...

Warm and comfy indeed. Trading, swapping, bartering - all very traditional and fits right in with quilting and hand crafts. Well done.
Cheers!

Judy said...

I'd say that was a good swap...I love my knitted socks.

Heather said...

So, I see someone beat me to it. I am so glad you have a pair now. But one pair is not enough, never enough...

Bee Square Fabrics said...

I just got my how-to-knit-socks book in the mail yesterday. I've always wanted a pair of hand-knit socks, so I thought I'd finally do it my self.

I love yours, and I hope you enjoy them for a long time.

:) Diane

Renee said...

Handknit socks are the BEST!

lera said...

Ahhhh. My feet can only imagine something so beautiful covering them.

Marshmellow said...

Hello! I just found your blog and I'm loving it so far. I really love that you give tutorials, thank you in advance. :)

PS. Love the socks!

JasonsMum said...

Great job, Mama Urchin! Those look great. Nothing beats knit socks. I have a few pairs and love them so much, that I decided to teach myself. Just doing baby socks for now though. Great swap!

Mama Urchin said...

:)

Rebekah said...

yay! This sounds like a very rewarding swap. Enjoy the new socks!