Friday, November 08, 2013

Friday Finish for Fireman


It has been too long since I knitted socks for Fireman. 

So, his turn.
After all Dee knitted a huge blanket for her husband this year. -

You can see that from the gusset down they are identicalish.
The cuffs are not.  Here's why. 
I was using a multicolored sock yarn and alternating rows of a plain beige sock yarn for the first sock. 

The effect was great but the twisties were outta control.
I was spending good knit time unraveling the two yarns twisted together every few circles.  It was a big old hassle. 
I nearly frogged them.  

THEN

I decided that Fireman is going to wear these with blue jeans 100% of the time.   I know this to be true!  
So as long as they matched from the heel/gusset down no one but he and I and all of you would know. 

They are as one of my very smart blog friends pointed out they are the colors of Rosalyn...
our beloved old girl cat. 
I hope Fireman loves them,
his job is to wear them out. 

I love you Fireman

13 comments:

elns said...

Wow Kathy, you finished those fast! I like em' and I'm sure the Fireman will love them. Seriously, I love that you love him and he loves you, too cute. The world can always you more of that.

Dee said...

Congrats, Fireman! You earned handknit socks! You must be great!

Nancy said...

Fabulous socks for a deserving fella!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

There's absolutely nothing wrong with fraternal socks!

Anonymous said...

Fireman is a lucky man. I for one, do not believe that socks should always match!! They have character!

Katherine said...

Phooey! I'm never anonymous, I'm Katherine! Don't know what happened there.

Araignee said...

I love that they don't match. When the colors are that great they don't need to.

LouLou said...

Wait....socks are suppose to match? I was always of the understanding that sometimes they just didn't have to. In fact I've always found that sometimes they just shouldn't, couldn't or wouldn't...and I think yours look just perfect the way they are. Fireman is a lucky guy! ;-)

Alyssa said...

They look so good! I still haven't knit Dan any socks...

Judy S. said...

It's in to have non-matching socks. I've seen them in stores even. These are great! Lucky Fireman!

SissySees said...

Beautiful socks! I'm sure he'll enjoy wearing them out.

Mereknits said...

Hi Kathy, I have been missing you. Love the rescued baby sock, oh the poor little one had cold toes. Love the finish on Fireman's socks, he is going to be warm and toasty in them.
I would watch every minute of the knitathon if I could, wouldn't you?
Hugs,
Meredith

SapphireBlue said...

They look great!

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