And look! Bricks!
Whaddayerthink? Moderately bricklike, no?
I’ve been muchly busy with my crochet hook, trying out different stitches in search of the perfect masonry. I think we’re getting reasonably bricklike, here. (Trust a lass, ya dinnae want ter see my earlier attempts.) I’m working on a new project. Two new projects, actually, one knitted skirt and one crocheted house-like-thing-I’ll-tell-you-about-soonish. It’s fun to stretch both of these crafting muscles at once.
I do love creating utterly new projects. A ball of wool can become anything with the aid of hook or needle – how cool is that? And right now, I’m feeling hopeful that the bonkers mis-wiring in my brain (trust me on that: I’m a clinical psychologist so I recognise a mis-wired brain when I inhabit one) has created a couple of ideas that will inspire you. Patterns will follow once I’ve ta-da’d the projects.
Obviously new ideas require yarn, lots of yarn, but that’s OK because all that frivolous cash we were frittering away on fripperies like food and water can easily be diverted to yarn, can it not?
More details and colourful yarn-porn is most definitely to follow. For now, all I will say is that the knitted project is a stranded skirt with a rather funky innovation, and the crochet is not clothing but most definitely involves brickwork. And grass. And roses. And potentially even a boot-scraper.
Anyway, back to right now. There are two socks! Hurrah! See my previous post about not photographing the blighters in a ballet-position-perfect light and pose, but I’ve been at work or commuting throughout daylight hours for the past couple of days. So you’ll have to make do with this:-
Now, you’re probably thinking, ‘Pah, she didn’t even bother to match the colour gradations!’ but actually, you’d be wrong. You see, it’s like this. I used to wear matching socks. Really, I did. But then a few years ago the Toddler Twinnage were born (and they’re identical twins, so much so that even I struggle to tell them apart). And I started to think, ‘Hmm, with matching twins, maybe matching socks is just a little bit of a match too far.’ So I started dressing the twins in mismatched socks, a habit that naturally then spread to my own hosiery, too. And that, my friends, is why I have made not the slightest attempt to align the yarn colour changes for my two socks.
Anyway forgive me, but I must get back to my brickwork.
I love your posts, the way you write always puts a smile on my face, I can feel your humour 🙂 Love the socks, I can just imagine your twins swopping their socks to confuse you! Are you balancing that glass on your foot?
Pretty colors for the socks, even if they don’t match 🙂
Bah! It’s obviously the same yarn and the socks complement each other perfectly! What I want to know – because my limited imagination doesn’t even flicker when I ask the question – is how you got the upside down glass of wine ….. and [beaming proudly] I’ve just worked it out and you are a very clever Twisted!!
I’m hoping the brickwork is for a fabulous fairy tale like creation of cottage garden in 3D and if it isn’t I hope I just sparked another direction you can go in. You’re welcome 🙂
In the US, we have laws against KWI (knitting while intoxicated) so go easy on the wine! Do those not apply in your exotic locale? 😉
But wait! The wine? How? So confused!
I love your mismatched socks! The only way to go. Love the colors too. I have a set of twin great nephews. They are 5 now and even their mother still has trouble getting them straight. Their father cuts their hair and cut out more hair in the back in the shape of the letter “K” for Kyle. The whole family loved it, but mom was not too happy. Oh well.
Great socks. The colours are fab and give you enough non-identical matching!
I love your posts! Thanks for the humour and making me smile! 🙂
I’m with bonny- How did you get the wine up there?
Matching socks are overated. Rainbow socks, however, are a thing of beauty! I know which I prefer. ?
Bekki Hill says
Mismatched socks are great and so practical – no, scrub that, who wants to be practical?
Looks very brick-like to me, but I too am confused about the wine.
I like the socks much better like that. Matching would almost be boring, if rainbow socks could be described as such 🙂
Mismatched socks are definitely over-rated 🙂 I think I own two pairs of matching hand-knit socks 🙂 Oh,and the posh work pairs which are single colour but have mirror symmetry with the twists etc, rather than exactly the same 🙂
jem arrowsmith says
I too was baffled by the wine until I stopped seeing the curtains as carpet 🙂 The socks are lovely, I wouldn’t have matched them either. I am intrigued by your new projects, especially the knitted skirt -I look forward to seeing how these progress.
They look fab – and no need for them to be matched! It’s lovely to see the finished article after seeing the work in progress earlier in the week!
Amy at love made my home says
You are now well and truly sock addicted I reckon!! xx
The socks look amazing, I wouldn’t bother matching , they look fab just as they are. 🙂
The bricks are brilliant! I’m learning more and more just what amazing things can be achieved with a bit of yarn and a hook! I too am looking forward to seeing the knitted skirt. I have looked at crochet skirt patterns but never got any further than that! X
Margaret Turner says
Love these socks! What is the rainbow coloured yarn you have used? I have never made socks before but am now tempted to try.
The Twisted Yarn says
The yarn is Rico Superba Poems. It knits up nicely. Socks are a fun knit if you’re tempted….
I too, am busily hooking. I am attempting to make the world’s longest dead pike hat for a girl who is shaving off her deliciously long and lustrous locks to raise money for cancer research. I am sure she will be most fetching in it once her glorious tresses are no more if only to attract people’s attention away from her cueball head and keep them guessing as to her mental alacrity. Knitty skirts and crocheted house like things? And THIS is why I keep coming back here. OH the tales that we weave when we practice to deceive Ms Twisted ;). Love those socks. Wish I had a pair. Wish I had 2 pairs. Might have to take up knitting and then learn how to make socks…Nah…I will just keep on lusting after other people’s socks 😉
Matching socks? Actually it did happen to me by accident once, but who cares. I wear them with Birks, and if folks don’t like the fact they don’t match, that’s not my problem. Actually at the ripe old age of 70+, I don’t really care too much what folks think. That is one of the great benefits of getting older, so much more freedom.
The Knitting Scientist says
I don’t like matching socks, they’re too normal, too ordinary. Sometimes I make crochet baby booties with self striping yarn and I make a point that they don’t match. Hey we could start the non-matching socks club eheh anyways, can’t wait to see the knitted skirt because I’ve been thinking of making one for myself but just haven’t found the perfect pattern.
It does look bricklike …and yes who needs food when yarn is on offer 🙂
Love the affect
Nice colors. Matching is overrated.