Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick Socks

The first comment on my post yesterday was from Julie, with a few wonderful quick gift suggestions. My favorite was the Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays.  Julie makes hers into slippers by adding slipper bottoms to the soles.

I can attest to the fact that this pattern is quick, since I used some Cascade 220 Superwash to knit one up for myself during our trip to Louisiana.

I've also given it a name inspired by my trip - Le Petit Sockon Rouge. Once the services for  my uncle were over, we spent some time visiting with my aunt and cousins.  One day they took us on the Tabasco Factory tour.  We learned about a little red stick called Le Petit Baton Rouge.  The pepper pickers use it to make sure the peppers are just the right shade of red before they are picked.  Leave it to me and Pea to get silly and dub my red sock Le Petit Sockon Rouge.

The second sock probably won't be finished until after my Christmas knitting is done, but you never know.  However, I do have plans to knit a pair for someone else on my Christmas list.  I bet someone you love would be thrilled with a thick, warm pair of cabled socks this Christmas too!


Anonymous said...

What a great sock! Love that color red. Dave would love the Tabasco Factory - sometimes it seems like he lives on that stuff.

Julie said...

Do they still give out those wee bottles of Tabasco when you do the tour? I still have one tucked away somewhere. One of my college botany classes had a field trip out there one year and a friend of mine designed the current Tabasco label. I have a signed print of it somewhere along with some flower prints she did. Ex-hub got the print of the pepper plant but I think Mom has a copy that'll come back to me eventually.

Jessica said...

Awesome looking sock! I bet it will be warm and cozy. :)

Anonymous said...

That's a great sock. I need to knit some of those as well!

Melissa said...

I love the socks and I think I have that book.
I like the Tabasco plant, but was kind of expecting more somehow. And man are they proud of that stuff in the gift shop!

Zonda said...

Oh..red..sock...my favorite ;) Love the name!

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