Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wee Tiny Lucky Sock!

Received my January Wee Tiny Sock kit on Saturday.
ShibuiKnits Silk Cloud (60% Mohair and 40% silk)...which was a pain to knit with...like knitting with nose hair! This started at the cuff knitting back and forth instead of in the round...then joins at the ankle, a short row heel, wedge toe and the beads are sewn on the leg to seam it closed. The colorway is "Chinese Red" and reminded the designer of Chinese spring festival. Red is lucky because it is thought to scare away evil spirits. The kit included 8 beads because 8 is associated with wealth (I only used six because they broke when threading them.) Kit included chop sticks, Chinese hard candy, beads, yarn, and Chinese calender.

My finished sock!


7 comments:

Ms. Diva said...

For nose hair yarn that is a beautful wee sock!!! :)

Courtney said...

I love making the little socks, I have a green one on my key chain right now, I need to make a new one, I have had that one on there for a long time now.

Channon said...

Oh, that TRULY made me SNOL! FIL doesn't understand why knitting with nose hair struck me so funny...

Dawn said...

Well it came out pretty cute! What a cool kit! ;O)

Sue said...

Those little socks are so cute. What are you planning to do with them all?

Vivian said...

That's such a cute little sock. Six is lucky number in Chinese culture too, because it sounds close to the word "smooth" -- smooth travels or smooth business in the new year. It's all good :-)

g-girl said...

what a cool kit! nose hair, huh? sounds like it was a pain to work with but it looks lovely! :)