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Apollo & Artemis

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.)
Tapestry needle.

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.


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Excellent name! And Happy Anniversary!! What a milestone. It's amazing how quickly time flies when you are having fun. Enjoy your day.

Great socks Kristen and congratulations on your anniversary!

Just bought them along with 2 other patterns I'd been coveting for some time. Yeah! Now off to find yarn!

The names you chose are absolutely perfect. Well done. Happy anniversary, too! Nineteen years and the best are yet to come.

Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for your generosity with the patterns. I think these socks are next on my fickle needles!!


Those are perfect names for the socks! Happy Anniversary!

I am so excited to have won your awesome goodies! I'll send you an e-mail today with my choice of patterns. I've had a hard time making up my mind, they're all so great. ;-)

Thanks for offering the contest! :-)

I am so excited to have won your awesome goodies! I'll send you an e-mail today with my choice of patterns. I've had a hard time making up my mind, they're all so great. ;-)

Thanks for offering the contest! :-)

That's a great name choice! Happy Anniversary :)

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! Best wishes for many, many more!

Happy Anniversary! Love the sock names! Perfect.

I love the name!
and Happy Anniversary!

Brilliant decision on the naming front, and many congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

love the names and enjoy your 19th anniversary. 19 is a very lucky number!!

Best wishes to the happy couple. Going on 22 years here...where DOES the time go!?!

Congrats winners!Very suitable names.
Happy anniversary!

Such great names. I love the pattern.
Happy anniversary!

perfect choice of names for your beautiful socks, and again, what a great idea to make them alike, but not the same. congratulations on your anniversary. it´ll be 20 years next month since me and my man first laid eyes on each other and by september we were together ALL the time and have been ever since, and it just keeps getting better and better. we were just talking about it the other day, where will this end!?
best wishes from Iceland

Congrats on the 19 years - they say time flies when you're having fun!!

Happy anniversary and more!

Love the name of the socks!

Happy anniversary to you both!

Excellent names for the sock! Happy anniversary too. Hubby and I have been together for nearly 20 years now and I sometimes wonder where the time has gone.

Happy Anniversary! Great name choice, and great socks. :)

Happy anniversary! :)

And I love the socks too. :)

Funny my 18th anniversary is on the 16th and I was wondering just how we got here...

Loving the socks...see you next paycheck.

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