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May 16, 2007



For what it's worth, I knit a sweater using Cork for the body (handspun for the yoke) and found it to be a nice yarn - soft and light, but plenty of body. (I knit on US 9 needles.)

Kathryn Estelle

I have Handknit Holidays, and I've been interested in knitting this pattern. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and tips. As always, your work is lovely.

Rose Red

I really love this pattern - I made these for my trip to New York in January (see Feb 16 post on my blog for pics if you are interested). I used DB Cashmerino Aran (as Rowan Cork is hard to come by in Australia!) - making the man size socks but using 3.75mm needles - which made for beautiful warm soft socks. I don't remember thinking there were errors in the pattern but maybe I just did my own thing without even noticing! I did have to extend the foot pattern more to get the right length.
I love all those old musicals - Calamity Jane is my favourite! (despite the, as you say, questionable gender issues!)


Ah Seven Brides. It was my mother's favorite musical. When I realized I had subconciously named my pets and children in alphabetical order I knew it had left its mark.
I knit the Log Cabins in Cork and thought they were a fun, quick knit--and so cozy to wear on a winter night. But I see what you mean about beating it into submission.


Your sockpal remembers watching that movie when she was little and her mother being upset about the gender stuff :) But you're absolutely right -- if you can put on some large blinders, the dancing is just fantastic!

And your socks are, too.


I don't have that book but have made several patterns from Weekend Knits that have been thoroughly enjoyable. What a bummer that this wasn't a satisfying pattern for you. The socks do look wonderful though. :)


I just loved your post about Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I grew up loving that movie, and now that I have two kids, I've named them in alphabetical order (my husband rolls his eyes and groans every time I mention this) in honor of the movie.

I love old musicals, too.

Oh, I think your sock is perfectly lovely! I'm sorry the pattern was difficult. However, the finished product seems quite beautiful to me!


Do you know where I could buy just the pattern for the "Log Cabin Socks"? I would just love to make them.

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