I've been sitting on these ones for a long time, but finally I can show you - the Fall 2011 issue of Sockupied has been released, and my Oak + Acorn Socks are in it!For those of you not familiar with Sockupied, it's Interweave's interactive e-magazine exclusively devoted to handknit socks. If you'd like to learn more about how it works, right this way, please! If you'd like to pick up a copy, you can get yours right over here - it's available both for PC and for Mac.
But back to the socks, for a moment. These might be the only socks that have been dedicated to a single tree - a tree that is especially dear to my heart. Allow me to explain.For a child like me, growing up in a house that was not that much older than I was – a house that held no secrets – was nearly unbearable. The house's one saving grace was the massive oak tree that anchored it out back. I was told that it was planted long ago to mark the boundary of a long-lost farmer's field. Throughout my entire childhood that oak tree always provided me with an immediate and necessary connection to the past in a place where the past seemed nearly non-existent. I loved that tree dearly then and continue to do so today. These socks are my ode to my tree.Complete with branch, leaf and acorn motif, the Oak + Acorn socks are ideal for the nature enthusiast in your life. The colourwork on the leg will keep you engaged and the plain heel and foot ensure a peaceful, calm journey all the way to the toe-tips.
All of which makes the Oak + Acorn Socks the perfect project for this time of year as we prepare to turn that inevitable corner into Autumn. Enjoy.