"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A benefit of knitting....

These Montgolfiere socks will always be "The heart attack" socks in my mind. My husband had a heart attack last Wednesday morning, and these socks helped me keep calm and focused while waiting.... and visiting.... and waiting some more. Funny, the rythym of knitting, the contol that you have at a time when your life really is spinning out of control. Guess that is what knitting is for me. I know that I knit to de-stress. Having a very nice pair of socks is just a wonderful side benefit.

My husband is doing well, and while we are not done with procedures and rehabs - we are very grateful that everything has gone as well as it has.

The socks - pattern is by Stephanie van der Linden, shared courtesy of the Socken-Kreativ-Liste. Perhaps I would have had enough yarn to make the main color the same for both socks, but I really don't think so. Guess we will never know. The photo color is more blue that it should be....they are really very grey and camel. Also, they are exactly the same size. The right sock is just pulled up farther on the sock blocker. I did not notice. I really like the way they fit, and while it was not a fast knit - it really was quite enjoyable.

On to the next project.....

12 comments:

Michelle Ossiander said...

Is there anywhere to get the pattern in English? It looks so cool!

kathy said...

michelle,

if you join the yahoo group, they have the patterns in both German and English. It is a cool technique - seem "magical" to me!!
Kathy

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband. Knitting is very sane and soothing, isn't it? Sometimes its all we can do. Your socks are lovely.

Astrid/elfe142 said...

your socks are very well done!!I like them very much!It´s not easy to write in englisch for me,but i hope you can understand.Best wishes to your husband.
greatings from astrid

gudrun said...

Hello

you `d done a brilliant job ! wonderful socks are needled ...
hugs from gudrun
http://myblog.de/ariadne

Shirley said...

Kathy, glad you had enough yarn to finish these socks. They are beautiful, as always.

deirdre said...

So glad to know that your husband is doing well - knitting really is the eye in the hurricane sometimes...
and I love your socks! I have the pattern, and was thinking about doing opposite colours, just for fun - I've done it with other socks - and now I most certainly will - beautiful!

Genevieve said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband but glad your knitting kept you sane. the socks are so cool!

Wapiti said...

Hy Kate,
your Montgolfiere-Socks look great! :-)

Greetings from Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany,
Wapiti

Beth said...

I'm glad to hear your husband is on the way to recovery. Best wishes.

Your socks are absolutely beautiful. Well done!

Punkin said...

I really enjoy slip stitch patterns and your socks are lovely. You have inspired me. I have done something I do not normally do - I went to the yahoo group you listed and hopefully I joined (I have not had German lessons for many years). So hopefully ....

KarenK said...

Amazing socks! Good for you. And I hope that your husband continues to do well.