Thursday, April 16, 2009

St. Peter Port Stripes

When I first paged through Nancy Bush's Folk Socks, the socks that spoke loudest to me were the St. Peter Port Stripes. I just adore those socks. They didn't turn out to be the first socks I knit from the book. In fact, I've only knit one other pair in all the time I've known about/owned this book. I did purchase the yarn required to knit this pattern several years ago, and that yarn has rested quietly in my stash.

What a curious thing, the fact that I've wanted to knit these socks all these many years, and even owned the yarn for it, but yet never got around to it! Why did they not ever make it to the top of the queue?

I've decided that their time is now. I am knitting St. Peter Port Stripes.


Priscilla said...

I'm a little behind on my blog reading, so I just read your posts today. I have to tell you that I am currently reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, so I now know where St. Peter Port is. Your socks look terrific (and I am going to take a closer look at Folk Socks). If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it. It would be the perfect companion to your socks!

Priscilla said...

I guess I should have mentioned that the book is really popular right now. It must be one of those word of mouth things, like Angela's Ashes.

Have you noticed that the Library of Congress is now putting subject headings on fiction records? That makes for some pretty laughable subject headings - almost as good as your alternate spelling for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!