Monday, May 21, 2012

A Nice Pair of Socks and a Watercolor

...are finished.  Hermione's Everyday Socks were knit from a free pattern available here on Ravelry.  It is the second pair I've knit from that same pattern.

The yarn was purchased almost two years ago at The Rummer Tavern in Cardiff, Wales at a meet up with independent yarn dyers.  Thanks, "Jellybean," for this nice sock yarn you dyed in autumn colors.

The heel was knit in a different yarn just for the grins of it.  It took about two weeks to knit this pair.  And that yarn is exactly the colors in my old Keen Sandals...

Then I saw a little bird that I thought would look cute hanging on a clothes line with my knitted socks, so I drew it and painted it in those Derwent Inktense pencils.  Here it is:

(Next time I'll use watercolor paper; this was painted on a canvas board...not such a good idea, but fun.)


  1. Fun socks! and the little bird painting is sweet - I have never used paint pencils, I saw some in a discount store at the weekend, will go and get.

  2. Neat socks. Love the painting!

  3. Hi Nancy *hugs*
    How fun! I love the sox and those heels make them soooo neat. Great picture too. You are just too talented. Thank you for sharing...

    Its gorgeous weather here...and maybe you haven't had a chance to wear those neat sox yet if it has been warm there also.

    I am having a GIVEAWAY...come by and visit. Good luck!!


  4. Such a neat effect that canvas board has on the pencils.
    Fun, cool socks!

  5. I love your bird on the clothesline! He looks great with those wonderful socks. The colors are really vibrant, and, go well with your beautiful Geraniums...a cool photo. You really know your colors Nancy! Have a wonderful, colorful week!♥


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