’twas a dark and stormy night…

Have you noticed a correlation between finishing a knitting project, needing to take a picture, and stormy weather?  I believe finished objects could replace the traditional rain dance as drought-busters! It’s not that the rainy weather inspires me to stay inside and knit–I stay inside mostly, anyway.  Yesterday I was so close to finishing the socks I was working on as the cold front came closer and closer.  Finally, around 7 pm, I finished my second sock, accompanied by pouring rain on the lake.

Without further ado (why do we say that?) I give you Paprika Bells & Whistles Socks. Oh, shoot, that’s Paprika Bells & Whistles & Casper.  Casper believes he is the designated Master of Ceremonies, and, as such, must supervise all photo shoots.  Well, the Knitting Contessa has knitting brides, perhaps Casper belongs in all finished object shots.  Here is the beauty shot, then, sans Casper. 

They are knit with Araucania Ranco solid, color 105, Paprika.

The pattern is Bells & Whistles Socks by Mona Schmidt, as published in Interweave Knits Holiday 2006.  They are my entry for the September Solid Sock KAL, which is orange socks. Yes, I will be washing them separately for quite some time.

Happy dance, happy dance!



  1. Knitnana said,

    September 15, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Very very pretty! (the socks, not Casper – he’s handsome!)
    Congrats on finished object…and yes, handwash, separately!

  2. bookwormblue said,

    September 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Congrats on a lovely finished object-and a handsome cat, whom your grandson insists is one of ours. (The large stripey fellow.) Perhaps he thinks your cat is so fashionable that he should come home with us? 🙂

    No, I know where Casper really belongs. Just joking.

  3. Jennifer said,

    September 16, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Beautiful socks! I love the color of the yarn, too.

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