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Going Dutch

Socks for a boy (meaning I knit them on 2.25mm and they are 72 sts around… meaning they took forever… 18 months, in fact), in Tough Love Sock, colourway Dutch, of course.

Socks for a boy (meaning I knit them on 2.25mm and they are 72 sts around… meaning they took forever… 18 months, in fact), in Tough Love Sock, colourway Dutch, of course.

There is a soft spot for Oranje in our household, and it’s become much more acutely pronounced as the World Cup Final draws closer. Starting in January of last year, I knit these socks as a gift for my Holland-loving, stroopwafel-eating, “beautiful game”-watching guy. They were finished just a couple days before the start of the World Cup and I’m proud to say he’s worn the socks while watching nearly every game with the Netherlands. The only time he forgot the socks was during the last game with Uruguay when Holland was down at the beginning (I blame that on the lack of orange socks) but ended up winning 3-2. These days, quiet moments are broken with the exclamation, “Big game on Sunday!”. Maybe you can catch us on Commercial Drive on Sunday… I’ll be with the guy bedecked in orange… right down to the socks.

(and here’s another pair of amazing Dutch orange socks… not mine, but I love them all the same.)

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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9 thoughts on “Going Dutch

  1. Teresa Mock says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize that orange pair of socks he was wearing were knitted by you. 18 months is a long ass time especially for a pair of orange socks. That’s what I call the language of love. I hope he’s been hand washing that pair of socks in between games!

  2. Teresa Mock says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize that orange pair of socks he was wearing were knitted by you. 18 months is a long ass time especially for a pair of orange socks. That’s what I call the language of love. I hope he’s been hand washing that pair of socks in between games!

  3. LisaB says:

    wow – look at all those tiny stitches! I love ridiculously intricate things like that – so beautiful!

  4. LisaB says:

    wow – look at all those tiny stitches! I love ridiculously intricate things like that – so beautiful!

  5. Holli Yeoh says:

    That’s a lot of stitches and a lot of love!

  6. Holli Yeoh says:

    That’s a lot of stitches and a lot of love!

  7. sweetgeorgia says:

    Thanks! Yes, it *was* a lot of tiny little stitches, and I had many attempts where I started and restarted the socks, trying to get them *just* right…. but sadly, not enough oranje power for the finals yesterday. :P

  8. sweetgeorgia says:

    Thanks! Yes, it *was* a lot of tiny little stitches, and I had many attempts where I started and restarted the socks, trying to get them *just* right…. but sadly, not enough oranje power for the finals yesterday. :P

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