07 August, 2007

Pine Tree Socks


Thanks to Anni, I have discovered some wonderful socks. They are the Pine Tree Socks from Katherine Misegades. Her name may be familiar to you from her beautiful collection The Tongue River Farm Sock Collection.

The Pine Tree Socks feature knit and purl trees along the front and back and a small cable decorating the sides. Aren't they sleek and pretty? Don't they look warm? I think they will be perfect for living at Pine Cone Lodge this winter. And not just because of the name, though that's a bonus. Pine Cone Lodge can be pretty chilly!

Like Katherine, we also have tall spruces around our house, and I can see why she would not want to take hers down. They add so much character and atmosphere.

Katherine Misegades' blog features many beautiful designs for both socks, sweaters, hats, and scarves, along with thoughtful, inspiring quotes. This awesome sweater reminds me of a traditional Norwegian pullover called a "vams". She also has several free sock patterns.

My last pair of socks had some lace, and maybe it's not so practical to have wool socks with holes in them... doesn't that defeat the purpose of staying warm? I think it might be a good time for me to start on some socks again. :)

Photo from Katherine's blog.

20 comments:

  1. Katherine Misegades07 August, 2007

    Thank you for your kind words. You have inspired me to knit another pair. I have pine green Dalegarn Heilo DK weight. That way, when I put them on, I'll think of the pine cone lodge.

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  2. Great pattern! I think depends on where you are, lace wool socks do keep you warm ... but maybe not warm enough for really snowy climate. :)

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  3. They're lovely! No hope that I'll ever be able to knit something as pretty as that.

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  4. love the pattern and again, I'M NOT WORTHY.

    can you fit pippi's paws into the pine cone socks?

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  5. They are a good pattern. Pine trees always remind me of christmas so I would make them as christmas pressies!

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  6. Thank you for pointing me to such a lovely pattern!

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  7. Socks are fun to have in the knitting basket. When you get to the end of your rope with a big project, socks can stand in and be almost immediate gratification. Love the pattern. And Tongue River Farms. Have fun with your next pair of socks.

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  8. Those are indeed beautiful socks.
    I need to go check out the links now. :^) thank you!

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  9. I am going to have to chek out her beautiful collection. I love their color. It shows off the great work on the sock.

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  10. Nydelige sokker!!
    Jeg har nominert deg paa bloggen min!

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  11. Your socks are so beautiful, but so is that lace shawl! It looks great on Pippi, though I know she was a nervous model. :)

    How is your embroidery coming along? Your photo reminded me of a crewel kit I took along with me to the new house. I started it ten years ago too, and discovered I dislike working with such a tiny needle, but I can't bring myself to not finish it *someday.* I hope you eventually find your pattern book!

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  12. How perfect! You will love Katherine's pattern - I have the Tongue River collection and they are all superb.

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  13. Oh - and my lace socks are strictly for fall. You need the really heavy duty ones if you want to have feet after the winter. :D In fact, I'm pretty sure last winter I only wore stranded socks!

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  14. I cast on those very socks earlier this summer in a lime dk yarn! Lime? Because when those pine trees polinate we have bright green pollen everywhere! I really like yours in the natural color. You have inspired me to finish mine instead of letting them sit in the UFO basket.

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  15. Just thinking about knitting socks makes me break out in a sweat...

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  16. I think those socks must have been designed with you in mind!

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  17. I'm happy you like the socks. They'll surely be perfect for you. Good luck :)

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  18. Tina is gorgeous ..she's smiling you know. Zoos arenot fit places for any animal.

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  19. Hege

    Your sock white is the exception to my white rule. It looks fantastic. I love it.

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  20. Thanks for an introduction to another very talented knitter! That sweater is amazing :)

    Those socks DO look very warm - they've got me thinking of fall even though it's 100!

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