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.
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!)