Friday, 20 May 2011

My Niece Is No NIt

But she is a knitter, and a creative one at that, as you will see from this delightful photo of her latest handiwork. 

And here's what she had to say about them:-

"I finished me some funky socks. Why yes, I stood on a chair to give them a pink background too. But I didn't bother matching the stripes 'cos I like them wonky like this."

When I tell you she is the Mum of the budding young artist in my previous post, you will see the apple didn't fall far from the tree!

And once again, it gives me a perfect excuse for brightening the Sepia Saturday scene with a picture which deserves to go down in history for future generations. The fact that it's as far from sepia as it's possible to get, only goes to prove that the rebellious spirit is a family trait in which I am proud to admit I share.  I'd class  it as just another unorthodox Utopian urge.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

My daughter knits lots of socks now - its all the rage, I have tried but find that kniting with four needles is just too confusing.

Britta said...

Your niece did that well! Knitting is not easy - and knitting socks is even more difficult. (I only managed a shawl - with very big needles :-)

Bob Scotney said...

You have certainly socked it to us with this colourful post, Jinksy

jabblog said...

Very colourful! My sister used to design her own socks, leg-warmers, mitts . . .

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely socks Jinksy - clever knitting - but I am relieved to find it is not you standing on the chair!

Mama Zen said...

Those are so cute!

Kristin said...

Amazing. If i wasn't always on the computer or quilting I might try my hand at knitting. I only knitted one long scarf 44 years ago.

Maggie May said...

I LOVE them. I used to knit socks but not beautiful ones like that. I also like the asymmetrical look in the stripes. Good for her!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Postcardy said...

That is an interesting subject for a photo. A few years ago I photographed the legs and feet of a woman wearing striped stockings and was hoping to find more interesting legs to photograph.

Bruno Laliberté said...

well, you get the award of the day for the most unexpected!!!
:)~
HUGZ

Little Nell said...

Sepia Saturday Socks! How alliterative!

CiCi said...

Rebellious spirit and talent galore.

The socks are wonderful colors and even better that the stripes speak as individuals and not as a set.

MuseSwings said...

Well this is a sepia Saturday brightener if I ever saw one! I love the socks - especially that the stripes don't match!

21 Wits said...

Very lovely....my mother tried to teach me how to knit...but I only learned how to crochet! Although we have some grade schools here in the cities that teach knitting to children, for hand cordination and etc...!

North County Film Club said...

Love the socks and especially the wonkiness.
Nancy
Ladies of the grove

Tattered and Lost said...

Fabulous socks! Really grand!

Marja said...

I just love them They are in my favourite colour

applepip said...

Ha! I'm famous :) Thanks. I just have to confess to jane.healy that while I have knit socks for my kiddies on four needles before, this was actually a one needle effort. One lovely tiny silver circular that churns out these tootsie toasters. Gotta be simple with just one needle huh?

Hilary said...

Talented.. I love the colours and design. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Brian Miller said...

see now those are some killer socks!

Lolamouse said...

"Wonky" is one of my favorite words! Birds of a feather I guess!

James Rainsford said...

Very amusing, but I suspect, that if the left sock were pulled up just a little it would match the right perfectly. ;-)

North County Film Club said...

These are wonderful. My mother tried to teach me to knit but it didn't take. Her knitting and crocheting did lead us into the needlework business, though, and we've been at it in various ways for over 30 years. Yay needlework! It was just a sideline for me in the beginning while I worked at the record company and in advertising.
Thanks for your comment on my record cover on my Sepia Saturday post.
Barbara

Dave said...

I worked with a Maori guy once who used to wear rugby sox with his work shorts. That was fine except that the sox were each a different colour. - Dave

♥ Braja said...

every girl needs a pair of funky socks :)))

Rosaria Williams said...

Great socks! Good to see you around!

NitWit1 said...

I love the socks, and your non-Sepia rendering of them as well as the last line of your blog.
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