Hielan' Lassie Socks, available in issue 11 of Yarn Forward magazine
I am very, very excited about this. This issue has some really awesome stuff in it, like Shannon Okey's Red Lotus purse, Annie Modesitt's Arbroath Abbey (which in a lovely oatmeal would go great with a kilt), Anni Design's Regatta Stole, and Jenn Jarvis' adorable Callie Bib Tee among many others. You may remember that a bit ago I chatted here about a pair of socks with a troublesome cable chart I was working on. I bumped into Shannon, editor of Yarn Forward, on Twitter when she asked for contributions to Yarn Forward, and I asked her if she would like some socks. (OK fine. When she said she was looking for possible submissions, I jumped on her like...a duck on a June Bug, poor woman). She said she'd be interested in a pair of socks. My wheels spun for a while (the ones in my head, not the kind in mud!) and I saw this pair of kilt-hose lookalikes; thick, warm and perfect for between seasons, preferably with a plaid mini, or a kilt. (By the way. May I say now, publicly, that I would so love to get my husband into a Utilikilt, it's almost painful. But that's a personal problem, right? I even promised a sweater to go with, to no avail. Just imagine it with Annie's sweater up there...men.). Now here's the thing about these socks: I miss them.
I miss their feminine cable rib legs.
I miss their knit and purl combination cuff.
I miss them. And I don't even wear skirts. This weekend? I am knitting myself some socks. Betcha can't guess which ones? I hope you will, too!
If you haven't got friends in the UK, Yarn Forward is available in the US at Borders and Barnes and Noble. It should be here in about 6 weeks. Call and reserve your copy today!