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redheadrachel
03-18-2008, 12:27 PM
Hey everyone! I knit these with my skein of Kureyon sock, which has the most gorgeous colorways!!!! I know lots of people don't like Kureyon, but that just means more for me :D And appropriately enough, I finished these socks while I'm on vacation here in northern California, on a drive to go see the Redwood National Park. lol haha I'm SO not the usual Birkenstock stereotype, but I think it's hilarious that these circumstances made it sound like I'm a textbook "Birkenstock-wearer." lol Fine by me! So I got to hike in these beautiful, sturdy wool socks with my Arizona Birks while enjoying trail mix and sunshine! Yay!
It's a basic 64 stitch sock on 2.25 KP dpns (the yarn has spots where it's spun so tightly, it really does need slightly smaller than usual dpns). Love it :D Let me know what you think!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/DSCN0715.jpg

dustinac
03-18-2008, 12:28 PM
:happydance: they look great!

Jan in CA
03-18-2008, 12:39 PM
They are really pretty! So you're not the crunchy granola type, huh? :teehee:

The.Knitter
03-18-2008, 12:44 PM
Nice socks and I think she prefers "trail mix", LOL!!!

GinnyG
03-18-2008, 12:49 PM
HAHAHAHA You would fit right in here, I live in ITHACA NY; home of Cornell University and the Birkenstock Captial of the world. On any given day (even when there is 5 feet of snow on the ground) go into Wegmans and you will find half the population wearing Birkies and socks.

They are very nice.

Jaxhil
03-18-2008, 01:00 PM
those are really pretty, you crunchy-granola-girl, you :teehee:

sue in canada
03-18-2008, 01:07 PM
They look great, love the colors.

knit2btied
03-18-2008, 01:22 PM
Nice! Now about that trail mix, does it have M & Ms in it? (smile)

redheadrachel
03-18-2008, 01:28 PM
Nice! Now about that trail mix, does it have M & Ms in it? (smile)
Doesn't every good trail mix? :wink:

lol You guys crack me up!

Debkcs
03-18-2008, 03:08 PM
Rachel, I love the socks. But, hey! I'm a crunchy granola (with M&M's of course) Birkenstock wearing, Volvo driving, 1.5 kids, former Hippy, turned Yuppie,turned Oldie. Wear my Birkies year 'round, unless it's snowing, then it's into Uggs.

I'm very envious of your time in the woods. Haven't seen Gen. Sherman for about five years.

So Rachel, is the yarn scratchy now that it's been knitted and washed?

Jan in CA
03-18-2008, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I forgot to say that I LOVE THE REDWOODS!! :thumbsup:

bethany
03-18-2008, 08:50 PM
cute! Did you fit in with the natives? ;)

WandaT
03-19-2008, 07:46 AM
They are GORGEOUS!!!

jcmom
03-19-2008, 05:43 PM
Those are so pretty. You sure you don't live in CA?

Skater
03-19-2008, 10:55 PM
Snazzy. Snaaaaaazzy!
What a nice-looking pair of socks.

Maria2009
03-20-2008, 07:26 AM
cool socks:)

ah
03-23-2008, 10:54 AM
Great colors and a great looking fit!