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Fleece Artist Handmaiden Sea Wool Socks

Fleece Artist Handmaiden "Forest"

I thought I had blogged about this sock already, but I now realize I haven't. Although it's just another plain sock (slideshow here), I wanted to share a few details about the yarn -- it's an intriguing combination of wool and "sea cell" (seaweed?) The color was what was so appealing to me so I bought it (via Yarntopia) with the intention of having something to knit as my "waiting in line" socks. It was unusual to knit with, but once it's washed it feels amazing -- soft and cool on the feet. My only concern was running out of yarn, yet I ended up having enough to knit a pair (with a tiny bit left over).

And . . . Socktoberfest 2007 is starting today! Here's some information from Lolly's Ravelry Socktoberfest group:

"A very simple concept with very few restrictions - Socktoberfest is a month-long (throughout the month of October) celebration of socks. It is a simple celebration of the accessories that we make as crafters to cover our feet. Think of it more as a festival than a knitalong - people who love something come together and celebrate it!"

My goal for Socktoberfest this year is to knit a pair of socks for each family member who doesn't yet have a pair -- and using my sock yarn stash to do so.

And, if you're interested in the Flickr group, here's the link: Socktoberfest on Flickr

Happy first day of Socktober!

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Comments

The socks are a lovely colour. hurray for soctoberfest!

I love these socks. They are simple, yet so pretty. And the wool looks like it would be beautiful to work with.

What a lovely green! Happy Socktober to you, too!

Oh that's right! Happy Socktoberfest to you, too! I just started some New Year's Day socks, inspired by Nora.

sigh. i love those colors. and this from someone who hardly ever wears green.

Lovely socks - and great photo! Green is definitely the best color.

That Sea Wool is too gorgeous!! Happy Socktoberfest!

Your pics are just awesome!

I know it is b/c of the fabulous camera and the wonderful photographer, but do you use a light box too in the winter time??

My goodness just fab shots!

Oh yum. Love that green color.

Oh! And p.s. What a great idea to make everyone in the fam socks for Socktoberfest!!! You have inspired me.

mmm, that COLOR! perfect Autumn green for Socktober.

That is one of those pictures that just makes me crave sock knitting. Thanks for sharing. Happy Socktober!

The shot is fantastic. So is the sock. Enjoy your socktoberfest!

Happy Socktoberfest!

Beautiful picture! What a lovely green.

Fantastic photo J, I love the colour. Happy Socktoberfest!

What an interesting combo for a yarn!

Such beautiful colors! I have a skein of Sea Wool in Burgundy, but I haven't decided on a pattern yet. Simple might be best.

I'm lovin' the green varitaions. :)

I'm almost drooling over that beautiful color of green in the sock!! LOVE it!

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