Friday, February 04, 2011

Oh, sad day.


Sad, sad day.

My favorite pair of knitted socks finally wore through in the heel and now they are gone, gone, gone. *sob*
(Mr. Chicken is from the Pigeon Loft on Etsy. He's always helpful when something needs a good inspection. All business and cluck, cluck, cluck.)

These predate Ravelry so they are pretty old. I guess it was going to happen sooner or later. They were made with BMFA Socks That Rocks yarn, my all-time fav sock yarn, and no matter how much the color dulled, how many fuzzies they got, they were still comfy and squishy. Well, not too squishy in the heel, apparently, because the yarn seems to have just worn down to literal nothingness in that one spot. They were a little thick for wearing with shoes so I called them my 'slipper socks' and wore them around the house, usually once a week** in the winter.

The pattern is Crusoe from Knitty so I guess I'll have to put together another pair. I like the pattern (obviously) but I remember being slightly flummoxed, as a new knitter, at the number of stitches for the cast-on. My knitting 'brain' is all configured for a 64 stitch cast-on so a 44/48 stitch cast-on makes me break a few springs in the ole noggin', you know? It's not hard to reconfigure though. A few notes jotted down and you're set to go.

Anyhoo......Time to go digging through my stash to see what I have for BFMA yarn in there! (This sock was done with Fire on the Mountain but I'm open to all colors.) I don't currently have any socks on the needles so my way forward is clear. lol

**This is a big deal because I probably have 30 pairs (!!!) of hand knit socks in my drawer so I can rotate through them quite a bit if I want.

11 comments:

Meadows08 said...

RIP slipper socks :( I hope the replacement pairs is just as dear to your heart!

Margaret said...

Bummer. I hope you can manage to replace them. (Love Mr. Chicken!)

Jackie said...

No way to fix them at all? I'm going off to Rav to check out the pattern....

Annie said...

They are such a pretty color... it's like losing and old friend. Of course, with 30 pairs, your feet don't have to get cold! Good to have Mr. C around to comfort you.

Nancy said...

Oh I hate it when something so comfy wears out, and your socks are so pretty too! Have fun knitting your new pair, and I bet Mr. Chicken will help you decide on your yarn. Maybe you could use the old pair for the back of a stitched pincushion or little pillow.

Dee said...

Awwwwwwwwwww...they were some good looking socks too.

I've decided that when a pair of sock wears out, I'm going to rip back and use the good yarn to make Monster Socks and Blankie Squares.

You know ... waste not, want not.

Sylvia said...

Oh no, my condolences to the loss of your favorite pair of socks.... that can stop a girl in her tracks..... hope you find the perfect yarn to knit another.

Carol said...

I can see why you're mourning, Melanie--they sure were one beautiful pair of socks...

Pumpkin said...

Oh no! Sorry your socks are dead :o(

Julie said...

RIP favourite socks, mr chicken looks nice and cosy sporting them as a blanket!

Laurie said...

My deepest condolences... :-(