Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pirate Knitting

What is Pirate Knitting?

It's the gathering together of luscious Black Purl Lorna's Laces yarn, the even more luscious Johnny Depp, some chocolate, some Jamba Juice, and two friends who cast on together for the same project at the stroke of midnight across the miles on New Year's Eve, and knitting "together" throughout the day on New Years Day.The friends, of course, are me and the lovely mamma. The project is Walking Away Cascade socks from Fiber trends. You might recognize this pattern as the same one I made for my beautiful niece Stephanie for Christmas.
These lovelies are for me. The top picture is the front ribbing of the sock, and the bottom picture is the lace cascade down the back.
These are more than just mere socks. They represent healing and friendship and a determination that life doesn't just go on, it goes on in style.

Drink up, me hearties, Yo ho!


Maribel said...

Happy New Year Katrina.

Wishing you and your family a great new year!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! Maybe we should all do something like that next year. :)

Jennifer said...

Excellent! I love it!

On a related note, what a great idea for a Fiberflix theme. Not the exact thing you are doing, but rather picking a yarn and/or pattern that goes well with a movie and then knitting and watching together. Will have to think on that.

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, this yarn looks absolutely divine - and what a great pattern! These socks are going to look awesome, and even more so because of what they represent! What a great thing!
Happy New Year!

msubulldog said...

I am fascinated by how that's knitting up. I have some Black Purl sitting in a basket here beside me and I never would have thought it would do the interesting striping/pooling thing that it's doing. Makes me wanna knit! And this time of year (i.e. with no deadlines) that can only be a good thing. *grin*