Thursday, October 05, 2006

my version of Socks Like Brachs



After seeing several versions of these from Claudiasblog, knitting iris and Posie Gets Cozy, I new I HAD to have this yarn. As a child, these were my favorite candy! Alicia mentioned that she purchased this yarn from Abundant Yarn.

Of course I called them immediately, and they informed me that that yarn had been discontinued! I was sick. I called my mom and she suggested that I call skacel and see who they sold it to. Well, she did better than that. MY awesome mom got on-line, and found out ALL of their customers, I mean ALL of their customers. She called every yarn store in 20 states................she was on the phone for days. Well, voila, my dear sweet mom (whom I LOVE SOOOOOO MUCH!) found this delicious yarn. She also found the delicious (are they still?) candies!! I was so thrilled. As a child, I ate them one layer at a time. Are they missing the carmel layer? I think so. That was my favorite part.

I decided to make mine knee socks. I am envisioning them peeking their tops out of a pair of boots while wearing a brown skirt! How cute!

8 comments:

Jen said...

Those socks are awsome! Are you using a pattern for the calf shaping? I'm making my first pair of knee socks now, and I'm a little stumped on how to shape them...
Happy Socktober!

a friend to knit with said...

Jen, using size 2 dp, I CO 68 st, k2p2 for 2 inches, changed to k until piece measured 6 inches. I then started dec 5 st per round, every other row and then dec 6 st. 52 st. I then followed my pattern. Let me know if this helps.....I hope so!

katknits>^..^ said...

Hi,
I found your blog through the Socktoberfest listing and I absolutely adore your Brach's socks! So cute!! Iagree about the brown skirt too! Keep up the great work!

alliesw said...
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alliesw said...

Oh my gosh, that are great! That candy brings back all sorts of memories for me too. Congrats on finding the yarn and turning out such a great pair. What is that yarn called?

mom said...

this is from mom.what a sweet girl i have to brag on me so. the socks are adorable and so is the knitter.i also love the socks below them that are on my darling granddaughter. love you mom

a friend to knit with said...

hi alliesw...the yarn for the socks is trekking xxl color #126

Anonymous said...

I Love Brachs candy! Can I purchase these socks from you or a bag of candy from you?