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Friday, March 1, 2013

Perfect Purple Pippins!

I finished a pair of socks! Not just plain vanilla socks, either - these are the Pippin Socks by Claire Ellen. I was given the pattern for my birthday, and cast on as soon as I had needles free.

I love these socks. I'm wearing them right now, for the second day in a row (shut up, they're plenty clean).

The yarn is Fleece Artist Kidazzle, a blend of merino wool, nylon, and mohair. I absolutely loved this as a sock yarn. It's almost a sport weight but the yardage is great, it's dense, durable (mohair and nylon? Yes please!), and has gorgeous stitch definition. It's a smidge too itchy for next-to-neck wear, but my feet love it. I can feel the stitches agains the soles of me feet, which I kind of like, but I know some people have delicate flower feet, so do keep that in mind.

And, please, can we all take a moment to bask in that perfect deep aubergine purple? Isn't it everything that a purple should be? Yes. It is. Perfect.



  1. The socks are wonderful! But my attention was drawn to your sock blockers. Did you make those yourself? I've been wanting those for such a long time, but find them a tad expensive when you have to buy a few in different sizes.
    How did you shape them to the right size!!!

    1. I did make them, out of clothes hangers. A normal hanger can't make anything much bigger than a womens' 8. I used this tutorial, although I did more fine tuning of the foot shape.
      I just love that they were practically free!