FO Friday: His & Hers Edition

His Oak Ribbed Socks

Oak Ribbed Socks

Technical Specs:

  • Yarn: Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Socka
    • Olive Twist
  • Needles: US Size 1 47″ circular
  • Pattern: Oak Ribbed Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
  • New Skills: Upsizing a women’s sock pattern for my guy
  • Mods:  Added two repeats to the pattern (cast-on 77 st. instead of 66), calculated percentages to get heel placement & construction correct.

I enjoyed this pattern. The wide ribbing is simple but interesting, and the vintage French Heel and round toe make a nice addition to my sock construction skills.


Her Stripey Spring Socks

Stripey Socks

Technical Specs:

Crystal Heel

These were a lot of fun, standard vanilla socks + lovely striping yarn + anatomically correct heel = awesome!


And because my toddler now insists on picture of her socks whenever I go out to take pictures -

Baby socks

Her toddler socks (store-bought). She has also asked me to make a pair of socks for her, so expect those soon.


You can check more great FOs at Tami’s Amis. I was #42 on the list today (Happy Towel Day!)

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WIPW: Stripey!

I’ve been working on these for a while. Since late April at least.  Now that I’ve reached the toe on sock #2, I’m finally getting around to posting a work-in-progress picture.  Since I haven’t done the heel on either sock, I figure it still counts.

Almost done!
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Happy Mother’s Day

A few science-themed Mother’s Day links for my fellow moms out there.

First, my favorite, the Biologist’s Mother’s Day Song.

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Barbara J. King posted a video of a lovely orangutan mom and baby pair at NPR’s 13.7 blog.

Here’s an anthropologist’s take on breastfeeding duration in humans.

From the Smithsonian, Celebrating Motherhood in Pictures.

And RadioLab’s latest short: Fetal Consequences.

And finally, my Mother’s Day gift, a long walk down the American Tobacco Trail with my hubby and two of my favorite girls.


Happy Mothers Day!

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