Published On: January 19, 2010

As promised, new socks!  May I introduce Elfrida?

You may have noticed that these don’t follow the same naming convention as the rest of my socks.  That’s because they are part of Penny Rose Yarns’ Wicked Women sock club.  They are named for a real live wicked woman, and you can read about her on the socks’ pattern page.

Ruth, the mastermind behind Penny Rose Yarns, has been kind enough to let me release the pattern to everyone at the same time club members get it.  Alas, club members are the only ones who get the beautiful purple yarn I used.  I have a sneaking suspicion that many of Ruth’s other yarns would work equally well though.  Ruth generally does one-of-a-kind colors, so if you see something you like, grab it before it’s gone!


As you can likely tell by the shocking lack of snow in that picture, I finished these quite a while ago.  I’ve been fighting my natural instincts and keeping quiet about them for more than a month.  I have also been wearing them as often as hygiene allows during that month.  This means I can say with absolute certainty that Ruth’s yarn holds up beautifully to the standard sock wear and tear.

Here’s another pic to make up for the uncharacteristic discretion that marked the creation of these socks!


One more small note.  From now until the end of the month, I’m donating 50% of my pattern sales to Doctors Without Borders.  If there is something you’ve been thinking about getting, this would be a great time to do it.  Doctors Without Borders is a fabulous organization (the esteemed Harlot vouches for them), and they’ve got a lot of work to do.


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