Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Raupe!

A few weeks ago I swapped yarn with Odie over at Knit Bleu. She starting knitting a pair of crazy catepillar socks-- and just didn't like them. In my stash, I had a STR- G Rocks skein that was knit from & neglected-- so we swapped partially knit-from skeins.

Now, I don't think these are the most gorgeous socks in the world. Ok, ok... perhaps they're not even 'pretty'. But they're interesting. When I see them, I think SPRING! They make me Happy, o.k. Happy.


Another view at work. That's right-- I'm *that* co-worker. You know, the one with knitting at her desk. Never leave home without it!

Yarn is from Opal's Rainforest 2 collection: Raupe. [translation: catepillar] --not necessarily a sock yarn for the masses.

7 comments:

crryan said...

It's so good that you translated -- the socks do have their caterpillary charm! Without the name, they just look like random green dashes. With the name, now they're monarch caterpillars! (Of course, you'll be squishing them with every step, but hey!)

Raupe! reminds me of "Opa!" But without the flames.

Glad Paco is feeling better and got to see his buddy.

Jess said...

I love that colorway!

I thought you were going to say you were "that" coworker - the one blogging from work. At least you're not taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom mirror...

deepa said...

These socks do look very caterpillary. The Tiger is still the only yarn I want- but can't allow myself to buy with 30 skeins of sock yarn in stash. Sigh.

I miss having real co-workers. When you have virtual ones they all seem so, um, normal. :)

So glad Paco is on the mend! I told you he was a fighter.

Guinifer said...

I love caterpillars! And your socks are stunning!

Stacey said...

that would be me also - knitting books and stuff strewn all over. you have a window though!! jealous! i'm 2 floors below ground...very depressing!

theblondeknitter said...

it's actually not that bad of a green colorway...it will be cool to see them when they're finished!
:)

Dipsy Doodle said...

"Raupe" is certainly the perfect name for these socks - I absolutely love this colorway, it's the perfect one for this time of year as I see it! Looking forward to seeing more of these socks! Happy Knitting!

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