Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Earl Knows Best. . .

Pickles
December 7, 2013
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I'm sure that Earl was probably wearing something similar to the latest pair of socks to come off of my needles. Neither sock matches the other so that, indeed, means that they're a match. Right?

56 stitches on size 3 addi turbo needles
K2, P2 ribbed cuff for seven inches
women's size 10
Following Katherine's advice, I reinforced the toes on this pair with cotton, size 10 crochet thread. I am eager to see if the additional thread will keep my toes from weakening the knit toes too quickly. The socks have been washed and blocked for this photo: compare it to the in-progress photo in this earlier post. The kinks in the yarn were forced to relax by blocking.

14 comments:

  1. I love this post, and yes I'd say that they are a match :)
    I have to tell you something funny. My grandchildren don't wear socks that match, I guess it's a new fad going around where they live, no one matches socks. Wish that happened when my kids were growing up, makes it easier not to have to match socks when they come out of the wash. LOL :))

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  2. Looks like you matched them as well as you possibly could with this particular yarn. Enjoy!

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  3. Very nice looking socks. Yes ......they match just right. :-)

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  4. They're very pretty. That's a good idea. I might try that in the heels of my socks. That's where mine wear out the most.

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  5. Yes! A perfect match!! I think these socks will be so fun to wear! I hope they make you smile.

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  6. lovely and just the right size!!!

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  7. I love those socks! And, I love Pickles. I read it every morning. Earl is my kind of person. He never thinks too hard about things and he follows Opal's instructions to the letter--when he hears them.

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  8. Cute cute comic strip. I love a good comic.
    Your socks match quite a bit! i say so

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  9. Enjoy your socks; they are very fun! Cute comic also.

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  10. They say that opposites attract. The perfect pair , I always used to knit cotton into sock toes. It really helps - and makes mending easy as you can chain stitch over the thread when they get a bit thin.

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  11. I would wear them together; they are a good enough match!

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  12. Close enough, they are of the same color! :)

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  13. I didn't know Earl. I like the way he thinks though! Your socks are lovely.

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