It’s no secret what my least favourite holiday is. Bad things have happened to me on just about every Valentine’s Day of my life. The day a break-up is least likely to happen? Check. Hardcore porno valentine email from ex-boyfriend who thought it was “romantic”? Check! First date with the person who made it necessary to add “Have you ever been imprisoned for killing ethnic Albanians?” to my list of first date questions? Check!!
Seriously, it’s a lot of pressure for 1 poor day.
Which is why sign ups for the Smart-Ass Knitters Club start on Valentine’s Day. I made 1 really positive thing happen. Positive for me. (You like me. You really really like me!) And positive for smart-ass knitters with a penchant for world domination everywhere.
But believe it or not, the Club is NOT what this post is about.
This post is about relationships. Colour relationships. And colour name relationships. Twisted ones.
Glenna designed some striped knee high socks a few years ago, and has since been teachinghow to make custom knee highs at some local yarn stores in Ontario. I asked her if she would write a pattern for us, and what she came back with is Knee Socks For Everyone Or, the “Amazing Wonderful Do-It Yourself Knee Socks Worksheet Complete with Tips on Fit and Shaping”, an amazing worksheet that will help you make perfectly fitting knee socks just for you!
Striped knee highs are fun. Striped knee highs, with colours that already have attitude and personalities of their own? Insanely, cackle-inducing, snickering-to-yourself-on-the-streetcar FUN!!
Here are mine:
Know who it is? Mal and Inara. Making kissy noises on my needles. (you have Glenna to thank for that mental image. Glenna is 10 years old, watching Love Boat reruns with my Grandma). I’m varying the width of the stripes in mine, because I can. And because I like a little improv in my knitting.
Wanna see who else is canoodling in the dark corners of our yarn shelves?
Squid Vicious and Nancy Spungenbob
Vicious Penguin and Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer
Drusilla and Spike
…though I’m not sure Buffy’s thrilled with that…
Here are some more of our favourite twisted relationships:
We will be custom dyeing kits for your own striped knee highs. One skein of each colour is enough for calves under 15″ in circumference. If your calves are over 15″ in circumference, you may need 2 skeins of each colour. Just let us know what colours, what yarn base (merino sock, merino nylon sock and MCN sock work best for these) and how much you need. We’ll add Glenna’s Knee Socks for Everyone PDF for $6. Kits will ship out within 2 weeks of ordering. To order, email us at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca.
Oh. One last one.
Glenna and Mal