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March 28, 2009
Fearful Symmetry

The inspiration for this wonderful and unusual sock pattern was William Blake's "The Tiger". Lisa is amazing with her creative designs and beautifully executed patterns.

Tiger, tiger burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Fearful Symmetry

I learned SO much making these socks - what an adventure!!!

Fearful Symmetry

Pattern: Fearful Symmetry (Rav link) by Lisa Grossman the Tsarina of Tsocks- 1st sock club kit of 2009
Yarn: Jennifer's FlockSock Yarn from Holiday Yarns - beautifully hand dyed in "TigerTiger" and "Flame"
Needles: 2 socks on 1 2.25 mm 40" circular
Size: Medium
I followed the pattern exactly as written, but after a ill-fated attempt at a nice kitty tail, I ripped it and decided to just go with the cute little path of paw prints walking up the back.

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The kitty yarn is dyed the exact color of our beautiful silver tabby cat, Rascal, who died 2 months ago at the age of 17.

Very cool tiger face....

Fearful Symmetry

back to reality....

Dave's socks

But at this moment, the boys have left on their skateboards, Dave is at the NCAA hockey playoffs in NH, and it is a warm and sunny spring morning - SO....I'm headed outside to clean up the flower beds so that we can get a beautiful view of the new little snow irises poking up through the ground!

Snow Iris

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