Sunday, April 17, 2011

Be it known to all...

...that on this 17th day of April, 2011, I was awakened to heavy snow falling. Apparently Frau Holle hasn't finished shaking out her pillows yet. "Frau Holle hear me! This is Renate calling to remind you quite sternly that it is time to put away your pillows and let Spring take over." In the meantime, I have finally been able to photograph the last two pairs of socks for the Urupinka, Kazakhstan orphanage. The off-white socks are knit with WEBS coned sock yarn and 2.5 mm needles. The pattern is and old pattern by Monika Eckert of Klabauter Wolle which I found some time ago on the Internet.
The legs of the second pair of socks are knit with Knit Picks Essential Tweed sock yarn in ash and a green variegated hand-spun, hand-dyed wool while the cuffs, heels, and toes are a kettle dyed yarn in a darker gray. As always all dyeing and spinning in this household is courtesy of my in-house dyer, aka Angela or "the youngest daughter."
Knit on Merrily!


  1. As always, beautiful work. Sorry about the snow....

  2. I love when you put some German into the English! The socks are too good looking...

  3. Socks are lovely. Snow, snow, snow, please go away for Renate! (and me too, while you are at it)

  4. You are making me giggle with the socks and the german.
    hilarious blog!