Saturday, November 7, 2009

Goldengrove Unleaving Socks

I named these socks after a phrase in a poem I like entitled Spring and Fall: To a Young Child by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie.
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow's springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: Uber-gold sock yarn (100g of 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon) from
Black Trillium on Etsy; bought in May, 2008
Pattern: Cascading Leaves, a free pattern on Ravelry.
Modifications: I knitted extra repeats for the legs and included the pattern down into the feet.

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