second in a collaborative series of socks to celebrate the men behind our fiber endeavors, chris and i present the roger sock. roger is chris’s lovely husband and partner—many of you may have met him while
stalking visiting the briar rose booth and your favorite fiber event
roger’s sock is knit in a fun rib-and-garter pattern that looks like a complicated cable but isn’t (and is much faster and easier to work). the deeply cozy texture is a pleasure to knit and wear.
now, the roger sock has another special attraction that i’m very excited to share. because it’s father’s day, i’m honoring my own dad by once again participating in fundraising for claudia’s ride for MS. for the next seven days (06/19/09 through 06/25/09) proceeds from the sale of EVERY roger sock will be forwarded to the national MS society to help claudia reach her goal.
so please, if you’re thinking of purchasing this pattern (or even merely toying with the idea) or have a friend who might want to buy one, doing so in the next week will mean another $5 for MS.
SEND ME TO THE POORHOUSE—PLEASE.
OH! btw, you must take a gander at the roger sock knit up my friend gail especially for today’s event—she’s rockin’ the sock in autumn oranges. gail is a huge supporter of MS as well—thank you gail!
just in case my shameless begging leaves you cold, chris has sweetened the deal by assembling an incredible prize basket filled with briar rose goodies (note the predominance of orange, the MS color) to offer as incentive. not that you need an incentive to give—i know you don’t.
on sunday, june 28th, one lucky purchaser of the roger sock pattern will be chosen to receive
ok, now, back to the sock . . .
shown here, size medium in briar rose grandma’s blessing, colorway, 9027.
chris has embraced this sock project and fundraiser with such enthusiasm—it’s always a delight to see what she’ll come up with when i throw an idea her way. many more wonders await you in her online shop—please go!
ronni, my right-hand person, once again scoured the pattern for any little problem so that you won’t run into any—thank you ronni!
my friend anne marie test knit the sock as a gift for her dad (oh man, i hope he isn’t reading this, hahaha). many thanks to her and her beautiful knitting.
and my good friend beckie lent her lovely legs and feet (and sense of humor) for a modeling session.