What? Like you don't have socks for your wine? You know you want one. J I'm telling you -- this thing is just crazy cool! Now, I say that about all kinds of hand knit designs, but I think we can all agree that a well-socked wine is an idea whose time has come!
If you are not so lucky as to have a sister who will knit socks for your wine, you needn't suffer and feel deprived. You too can knit a wine sock: the pattern for this jazzy creation is here. I made mine with Noro Silk Garden: Color #47. It took almost an entire skein and if I'd wanted a longer tie I probably could've used the whole thing. I just didn't want to have to tie a bow on it. If I do a cutesy pink one someday, I'll go a bit wilder with bows and such.
You'll note that the pattern designer does in fact call this a wine cozy -- but I forgive her for that because she took the seaming out of this project and for that I really am quite grateful. Variations of this have been around for quite some time in a variety of gorgeous designs. But almost all are knit flat for some weird reason. I just can't knit a circular object flat and think straight. So, I was grateful to find a simple version, knit in the round, that did the job quite nicely.
You know you want one!
And Nick, if you're reading this before you've received your gift - act surprised :)