Anastasia in the mail!

So, there was this thread on Ravelry….

A fearless knitter was planning to challenge herself to knit 52 pairs of socks in 2011.  Yes, a pair a week. For non-knitter, a pair of socks has tens of thousands of stitches….

She invited other Ravelers (yes, that’s what we call ourselves) to ‘help’ her in her quest: by sending her sock yarn, and our foot sizes, and pattern suggestions: she would knit us socks!  Of course, for all her time, we would send her extras too, above and beyond the sock yarn, which after all was being returned to us.

I had the good fortunate to see the thread at the right time, and took advantage of Ajay, ‘KnitterOrdinaire’ (no, she’s not an ordinary knitter!)’s generosity.  I sent her some of my Twisted yarn, in the Ankh colorway and Playful base.  Plus some Handmaiden Casbah yarn in one of our mutual favorite colors, and a couple other tidbits.

By random luck, I happened to be first up.  Together, we picked Anastasia Socks as the pattern.

And look what I got two days ago (and was able to photograph yesterday, finally).

Look how the spirals go the opposite directions on these socks! Cool, huh?

Spirals

Thanks, Ajay!  You are the BEST!

I thank you, and my feet thank you!

3 responses to “Anastasia in the mail!

  1. isn’t she? i got a warm up pair – monkeys in a hand dyed sock blank i had from another swap – i can’t imagine doing that many pair!!
    i have 6 pair and i’m excited with that being my 2 year total🙂 i get warm feelings when i wear them AND warm toes!

  2. I committed myself to 11 pairs this year . . . but that seems much less exciting!”

    Interesting trivia note–“Anastasia” means “resurrection” in ancient Greek (it was a very popular early Christian name). And look, the eyelets “rise up”!

  3. 52 pairs of socks in 52 weeks? The mind boggles! Yours are scrumptious.

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