Firstly, thank you for all of your wonderful comments. I’ve read each one; they are very insightful and inspire me to continue with this retrospective. In the last missive I spoke of my great appreciation of receiving the gift of socks. I’m imbued with such fondness for these glorious gifts, that a few years ago I took to mending some of my more beleaguered socks
Sadly my attempts to save my precious socks did not hold up very well. Salvaging old manufactured socks, creating patches from these to mend my precious gifts. These repairs yielded only a few more wearings and nor were they appealing to the eye or feet.
Oh, how I wish they could last forever, alas many good things come to an end, affording the opportunity to don new socks.
Back to the present discussion, my next favorite sock is the Bricker, aptly named, for the pattern does indeed resemble bricks.
The design has a sort of quilting effect, resulting in a degree of extra comfort.
The yarn is a Miss Babs offering, Yummy sock yarn
again the name is so appropriate for the yarn is indeed yummy, consisting of merino and the tight twist makes for a nice sturdy, long wearing sock.
While the design in this coloration—terracopper—is decidedly masculine, I’ve seen it knitted up in various colours, taking on a more distinctly feminine appearance.
Needless to say, both women and men will appreciate this sock.
Next we have the Cinderblock sock. closely related in texture, this one features a beautiful woven motif and is named for another type of masonry. currently, they are out of commission; can hardly wait to darn this sock in a few weeks.
As a wearer of these fabulous socks, one can not help feeling a bit special; perhaps they even affect one’s sense of well-being.
Ah, I feel the summoning of a poem about to come forth, but this may prove too much, will forego for now.
I am told this pattern practically knits itself, begging to knit one more repeat before putting it down.
Cinder Block was knitted up in Tanis Fiber Arts purple label cashmere yarn, a merino/cashmere/nylon sock blend. Cashmere often evokes luxurious imagery of sumptuous delights, this yarn manages to deliver such an experience.
the subtle design marries well with this variegated colourway, which is called shadow.