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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

frog and toad

mossy_tweed

I started the Twisted Tweed socks on vacation after admireing Emily's. It is knit up in Sundara Mossy. I love this yarn, it has so much depth. Because I love this yarn, the sock must be perfect. I think my socks will be too baggy with the #2 needles I am using, waa. I don't want to look like a droopy socked hobo, so darnit, I think I need to frog. At least seeing this little bit has convinced me that this pattern and yarn can be a good marriage for me too. Not just Emily - or Elin for that matter:) Actually, Elin just had a Socktoberfest like nobody's business, go look at all of her socks!

And frogging reminded me of Frog and Toad - remember them? Aw. I remember checking thier books out from my elementary school library - tucking them into my army green messenger bag for the bus ride home, Frog and Toad were the best of friends - the model of cooperation for a child. I wonder if kids still read about their adventures? I admit I bought my daughter one and she was less than thrilled, this made me sad - I created a non-frog/toad lover? My friend and I had a silly chat about them the other day - how they would ride bikes and climb trees together when we were kids - we sadly agreed that they probably just e-mail and text each other now. Not much material for a sequel. Our kids are really missing out...

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20 Comments:

Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Frog and Toad--I love those two! We saw a musical production of that book this summer at the Children's Theatre in Mpls. and it was amazing!!

9:19 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Such a pretty sock!! Love the combination of the yarn and pattern together!

9:45 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I absolutely love the yarn/color/pattern pairing! So gorgeous!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Ella said...

I totally loved Frog and Toad! I bought them from those book order things they used to give us. I hoarded my allowance for those thin paper order forms... and pored over them to decide which books I would get...

Yay Frog and Toad. And yay yummy sock!

11:03 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

You are absolutely right, that yarn and pattern go perfectly together!

2:35 AM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Ooooh, the combination of that sock pattern and the yarn colour is scrumptious!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Pretty sock, love the rich green.

Frog and Toad....the best. It's funny because I have read some of my old favorites with my kids and many times they haven't loved them as much as I did. On occasion I haven't loved them as much as I used to as well. That makes me laugh. Memory plays tricks sometimes.

Thanks for sharing.

6:57 AM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Love that sock pattern and the yarn, gorgeous!

I LOVED Frog and Toad when I was a kid!! I had a book I read over and over again (as I did with all of my favorites) but I can't remember what it was called...the story involved something about Toad (I think) losing a button and Frog (I think) sewing on a mix of buttons since a matching one couldn't be found...

7:19 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

These socks are just gorgeous! The color is perfect for the pattern. Froggy and Toad - ah the memories! I remember reading them to my sister.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Fabulous yarn and pattern combo! I loved Frog and Toad, too. Maybe your daughter just isn't at the right stage? Or maybe kids really are having such different experiences now.

I remember the first time I read "The Wind in the Willows" I hated it. I went back and read it years later and just loved it.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mrs. MK said...

My boys and I love to read Frog and Toad...

Great socks!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Yes, Yes I remember these socks and seeing Emily Star's and falling head over heals with them. I must have a pair of my own as well. I have been saving my one skn of Mossay for these oh soooo special socks too:)

Hey thanks for the book reference. Maybe I will surprise little C with them for Christmas. He loves frogs and toads too... He has two little tree frogs Mama and Lama:)

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Kate M. said...

If it makes you feel any better, my kids do still love Frog and Toad... so, they haven't completely disappeared. I really enjoy reading them with the boys - we actually read from the Frog and Toad books I had as a child.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Oh my goodness gracious, that is going to be the most amazing pair of socks ever! You should definitely rip if it's not going to be the most perfect fit, too!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

I don't think I ever read them -- which is funny because I read constantly from the time I was 8 or so... Love the sock, though!!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

That is a beautiful marriage of color and pattern.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

That was my favorite ride at Disneyland! Mr Toad's Wild Ride.

And you know I LOVE green!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

I love the combo of the yarn and pattern together. It looks like a great match!
Ah...Frog and Toad....you bring back happy memories!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Pretty sock! That's a great yarn/pattern combination. Sorry it's too big, but it looks like it's worth the frog and re-knit.

9:25 AM  
Blogger jen said...

What a great sock! Looking forward to seeing it finished. Beautiful!

11:11 PM  

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