Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Great Minds

So did you happen to see Turtlegirl's Zebra Socks?

The cool mismatched stripey socks she made for her mom?

I laughed when I saw them--for the socks I finished last week bear a striking resemblance.


The details--

Pattern: Nothing fancy, just my own.

Yarn: Spud & Chole Fine--80% wool/20% silk (purrrr!)

Needles: US 2

Notes: When I saw the skein of yellow sitting next to the skein of purple at the yarn store, I instantly thought of Mrs. Zimmerman.

No, no, not Elizabeth Zimmerman--Florence Zimmerman. While kids today read Harry Potter, I cut my teeth on John Bellairs books. Mrs. Zimmerman was a witch who had an affinity for purple. She had a magical cane that glowed yellow and purple in its knob when she was battling the evil dead.

I always think of Mrs. Zimmerman when I see dark purple and bright yellow together. Not LSU, not the Vikings...


My favorite part has to be the contrasting toes and heels.

They look good in scuffed mary janes too.


Can't wait to wear them next winter.

Before I leave--a pair of teasers of sorts.

First, the most incredible brownie I've ever made.


And it's NOT because of how it tastes (which isn't half bad actually). More on the story behind the brownie later.

Finally, another FO of the non-knitted variety to show you.


I'm so happy with the outcome (I love my Toni Janome!)

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Blogger Laura said...

Really cute socks! My daughter would like those, since she's always trying to wear mismatched socks. I love the Mary Janes too - I have a few pairs of Mary Janes myself!

When you are going to fully reveal the sewing project? I'm dying to know what it is.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

How do you like the Spud & Chloe? My LYS is 99% sure they're going to start stocking it, and I'm a wee bit excited :-) Love the colorful version of the socks, too. Very snazzy in the shoes!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha! I like that! I would TOTALLY wear a pair of socks like that!!
Yum! the brownie looks good!
As everyone else is saying when do we get to see the sewing project?
Love, Mom

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Those are cute socks!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Awesome socks! They look perfect for a roller derby too! I love Mary Janes!

You and Toni are getting along nicely!

7:29 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

purple and gold makes me think of the lakers. they've ruined that color combo for me. i like the sock reversal though.

can't wait to see your quilting (?) project.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

They're great!

And I love how your boys seem to enjoy each other. Their love shows in your photos.

10:14 AM  
Blogger AudreyGS said...

Yeah, what Knottygnome said about the Lakers. I live here, not far from Staples, and it's awful with the flags hanging onto cars during the post-season (same with Dodger blue, I live three miles from the stadium). Love the socks, and the quilt. So much easier when the machine is willing to do it!

Oh, and I totally loved Mrs. Zimmerman but hadn't thought of her in years until I saw this post. I can still clearly see what I thought she looked like in my head. Almost the same color purple, too.

(BTW, my word is "glythol" -- sounds like something in one of my industrial-strength antiseptic wipes)

2:21 AM  

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