Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Real Grouch

Scott and I were walking past the yarn store and of course we had to stop in. He saw this yarn still in the box, and immediately asked for socks! How could I resist!? Eleven days later I present, Oscar the Grouch Socks....




And why Oscar the Grouch? Well, the colors definitely reminded me of Oscar. But, it goes a bit further than that... For those of you who know Scott, you probably are laughing right now! He tends to be a bit negative and grouchy sometimes. He also loved Oscar the Grouch when he was little. So, here is the real grouch and my grouch trying to compare.

The real grouch....



My grouch modeling his socks... How funny is the second picture?! If you have a minute, blow that one up :)



Pattern: The Winter Sock from the Magic Loop Pamphlet
Yarn: ArtYarns Supermerino #131
Measurements: Made to fit a man's US 10.5, wide foot.
Started: January 3, 2006
Finished: January 14, 2006
Other Details: I knit these using the Magic Loop Method on size US 5 needles. They were super quick!

25 Comments:

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

Too cute--I love that your guy ASKS for knitted things and is clearly so psyched to have them.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Areli said...

Hilarious! Your post and pictures really made me smile, and the socks are great.

 
At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Bron said...

I love the Grouch! Too cute.

 
At 6:34 PM, Anonymous ~Jo~ said...

I am loving the colorway, so you planning on expanding in the Sesame Street colorways too? I've always been partial to Elmo. LOL! ;)

Did you make up the pattern?

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger claudia said...

That is a funny picture. So green, so grouch-like. :)

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Great socks! What fun! What is the yarn?

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Great photo! I can see the resemblance. What is that yarn? I cannot recall seeing that shade of green anywhere...

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger emmy said...

Oscar the Grouch was always my favorite too. and green is my favorite color. Love that green yarn. Please tell..what is it. Nice pattern. I think you need to tell us more. :)
Please.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Christine said...

I, too, have a special place in my heart for Oscar! The socks look great!

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger strangelittlemama said...

ooooh, those are cool socks!

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Scoutj said...

He's a pretty cute grouch!

So are the socks!

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger eastern white said...

so cute, socks are great! he may start asking for more!

 
At 12:41 AM, Anonymous andrea said...

how cute is your grouch! ;)

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger jacqueline said...

oh man...i love love love them socks!!

grouchy boy is pretty cute too ;-)

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Dani said...

Love the socks and Scott is TOO funny (tell him Rich & I say hi!)

BTW my mailman got a wonderful response yesterday when he arroved. THANK YOU! =)

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

"Oh....I love trash.
Anything dirty, or dingy or dusty..."

My husband is more like Eyore.

"Looks like rain."

Funny post and great looking socks!

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Rosemary said...

LOOOOVE the green! Oscar the Grouch was my favorite too :)

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Jenifer said...

Nice socks! I've read your blog before but someone just posted about your yarns on our snb site and said that you're a Boulder native! (I live in Louisville, essentially the place that Boulder expatriates go to) My husband is from Mass, too. :) Take care! http://jeniferknits.blogdrive.com

 
At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Terri said...

that pic is priceless! It's great having such an appreciative sock recipient, isn't it! ;-)

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

Love this! What a cute picture. The color *does* remind me of Oscar.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

very cute picture of the oscar and scott! love his facial expression!

 
At 3:25 AM, Blogger Kimberli said...

Great Socks!
Great grouches too! Thanks!
Looks like I've got some catching up to do on your blog -- I'd better get on that! Cheers!

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

Great socks! I love the Grouchy pic, too. Too cute!

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Elinor said...

Oh, I LOVE the color! It's great! Cute pics too!

 
At 9:52 AM, Anonymous anmiryam said...

What a hoot! How many skeins did you use? When I first saw them I thought it was your merino in Amazon!

 

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