You guys are amazing!!! It was so very difficult to choose a name for these socks because of the many, many fantastic suggestions I received. Thank you to everyone for your ideas.
In the end I chose to name the socks "Apollo & Artemis". The the fraternal twin children of Zeus and his lover Leto, I like the fact that they are a boy and a girl. These socks don't have a single gender so why should their name?
Five of you suggested Apollo & Artemis, so I used a random number generator to choose who would receive the handspun. The winner is Renna. The other four, Kate, Bev, Abby, and Robin have all received patterns of their choice along with a copy of Apollo & Artemis.
Apollo and Artemis are the twin children of Zeus and Leto. A well rounded guy, Apollo has been assigned many rolls including the god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry and the arts. His sister Artemis is the goddess of the forest and hills and is often portrayed as a huntress with bow and arrows. They seem apt names for these socks since they are fraternal twins who are similar but different. The simple design works for either man or woman. The patterning on both socks evokes the sibling’s arrows as well as the lighting bolts of their father.
Fraternal socks are the perfect choice for those among us who suffer from second sock syndrome! If you are of a more disciplined nature, feel free to make an identical pair. Either way Apollo and Artemis offer knitting simplicity, with a touch of decorative interest.
Two pairs US size 1.5/2.5mm circular needles, 24 inch.
Spare DPN in US size 1.5/2.5mm (or size to obtain gauge.)
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Fannie’s Fingering (80% Merino/20% Nylon) 400yards per 100 gram skein, Colorway: Harvest, 1 skein
Gauge: 32 stitches = 4”(10cm) in stockinette
Finished Measurements: 7 (8, 9)” circumference at leg and foot.
Price US $6.00
Today marks Kiran's and my 19th anniversary. Sheesh! How in the world has it been nineteen years already?! I will say, the old boy looks exactly as he looked the day I married him. Good genetics that one.