Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

New blog location and socks for D

April 16, 2009

I’d been wanting to take my knitting blog in a broader direction for a while now, so when my web hosting expired, I figured it was as good a time as any to start fresh with something new.  There will still be knitting, but also cooking, book reviews, sewing, and other general crafty stuff. Hopefully feeling like I have more freedom on subject matter will lead to a more regular schedule of posting. (Yes, I know I could have posted whatever I wanted before, but with a title like “Jessimuhka Knits” I felt constrained. I’m a rule follower, even if I’m the one who made those rules.) That said, here’s some knitting content.

Before I left for Stitches West in February, I asked D what he’d want in a new pair of socks. I was actually kind of surprised by his response – he wanted much longer cuffs (8-9″ + size 13 feet = a lot of yarn) and superhero colored socks. First choice was red with a splash of yellow (The Flash), then Superman and Batman colored socks. Once I got to Stitches, I found some great yarn for the Batman color theme at the Purlesence booth, Dream in Color Smooshy in Midnight Derby.

Batman Socks

80 stitches around on 2.5mm needles (magic loop) with a 3×1 rib and a French heel. DiC really gives a generous amount of yarn. I got a pair of size 13 socks with 8.5″ cuffs out of one skein, and have plenty left over for mending purposes.

Dan's socks

They went pretty quick too, about 3 weeks from start to finish. Overall a success, but it’ll be a while before I make such giant socks again.