My sock drawer has been tagged by Zuma!
So, here, without delay, is my sock drawer. It's part of the ugly blue chest of drawers I got for cheap when I was moving into my first unfurnished apartment, and as a grad student, I had to take whatever I could get.
'Regular' socks are to the right, hand-knit socks (the ones on the far right were knit by me, the purple lace socks came from stariel, the green ones from AKknitter, and the bit of red that's peeking out are the sock swap socks I got from Jespere), and under the whole thing, there are tights.
This is a very special pair of socks. They are the first socks I ever knit. I made them when I was 17. My parents went to the US for Christmas, but I stayed home in Germany because my high school graduation exams were coming up and I wanted to study. Hella Mantwill, a lady who looked after me and my sister while we were growing up, slept over at night to make sure I was safe, and she knit socks. I saw what she was doing and wanted to try, so she brought some green worsted weight wool she had lying around and showed me how. No pattern, just 48 stitches, and lots of patience.
She has been gone for almost 5 years now, but I'm holding on to these socks. We had such a good time watching movies, talking, and knitting socks. She gave me the gift of sock knitting without fear because she never once said it would be hard to learn. And next to her, it wasn't.
At this point, I think I also need to mention that I have an obsession with fashion tights. I love funky tights, and I have an entire drawer full of different kinds, from stripey to bat to a Baroque pastoral scene to solar system (seen here at the top).
And, since we're talking fashion: I had some purple extensions put in today! I love the way they look against my own color, and the best part is that they stay in for 4-6 months and can then be taken out without damaging my hip-length hair. That's so much better than bleaching and dyeing.
And now, back to socks. Hmmm, whose sock drawers would I like to see?
Oooh, I know! How about pixieriot, stariel and weezalana?