Posts Tagged ‘dona knits’

The March socks are off the needles – just in time! Dona came up with this cute little pattern for the two of us to knit, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out!

From the front, they look like plain, old, ordinary socks…but the treat is the seam of cables running up the back of the leg…

So very French, don’t you think? I used Cascade Yarns Solids in the color 5627, and these took less than one skein to make. The cuff is a standard 1×1 rib:

And the cabling runs from the bottom of the cuff to the top of the heel flap. Most of my wardrobe is comprised of black and gray t-shirts paired with jeans, so this turquoise-green will add a pretty pop of color to my day!

Plus, I love knowing that Dona is somewhere in Paris wearing her socks, and I am here wearing mine – a little bond between two knitting friends!

Thank you, D., for creating this little knit-along for us – il a été beaucoup de plaisir! {Ravelers, view Dona’s beautiful version of the socks here, and mine here.}

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Recently, Dona was kind enough to send me a little mail from Paris. Most people do not send handwritten correspondence anymore, so this was such a nice treat! Inside, there was this postcard, and on the back, a sweet little message thoughtfully written both en français and en anglais. I think I might frame this for the studio! Along with the postcard was:One of her famous petites étoiles! She loves to crochet these little stars, and has over 50, I think. Her stitches are so perfect! She has a special secret for getting it so perfectly blocked, but I will let her share that with you… She also sweetly sent:Petit boutons! How charming are these little buttons covered in Liberty fabric?  I will have to find un projet spécial for these, for sure. Merci pour ce petit paquet, Dona! Tu es un doux ami. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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