Tuesday, February 1, 2011

86: Sole Sisters

Solmate Socks has a motto: Life's too short for matching socks. In fact, the children's size socks are sold in threes (a pair and a spare!). Caitrin's choir boosters sold these wonderful socks for a fund raiser in the fall. They are environmentally friendly and the company grew out of the founder's passion for knitting:
Marianne knit over one hundred pairs of socks for family and friends. She then decided to turn her hobby into a business and in the year 2000 Solmate Socks was born. Her colorful and complex patterns are knit in the USA at a family owned knitting mill, hand finished and then "mismatched with care." 

The company is run in a small town in central Vermont, where the Socklady is surrounded and inspired by the woods, brook, gardens and hills of the countryside. 
The socks are super warm and I'm wearing mine with my green polka dot Xavier jammy pants (given to me by 365'er Margaret). I feel compelled to include some color every few days in this gray time of year.

8 comments:

Jeff Reeder said...

Let me know if there is another fund raiser. My girls would love these.... and so would I.

AmpersandPrime said...

SO cheery.

Sandy said...

I love these ~ the color, pattern, the story behind them ~ everything! And I also love your shot of them ~ great perspective.

WordyKaren said...

A knitting sister. Yeah. Love it.

Nutrition Tailor said...

Those splashes of color would drive away any cold, gray day!

Janette said...

I love them! My girls would love them, too :o) Thanks for the bright colors on this icky day.

Tracy P. said...

Oh my goodness. I adore these! This is so ironic because today I did a week's worth of laundry and all the socks matched up! When does THAT ever happen??

Great post, the photo and text both!

LauraLiz said...

So cheerful!

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