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Archive for July, 2007

Sock it to me Baby!

I finished the second sock and now have a PAIR.  How exciting is that?  I’m not thrilled with the Wick yarn.  I had painfully obvious ladders in the first sock, so I knit in the back for the first stitch on every needle on the second sock and instead of ladders, I had lumps.  Oh well, live and learn.  I’m going to make them again for myself in Cascade Fixation, which I am told is very springy and hides ladders.  We shall see.   No pictures, camera batteries need to be recharged.

In any event, now that the gift socks are complete, I can go on to something else.  I’ve spent 2 hours today deleting most of the 3500 emails in my inbox.  Yes, THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED emails.  I’ve unsubscribed from the ones I will never read and deleted thousands en masse without even reading them.  I’m so proud of myself.

Then I started looking at blogs again, which I haven’t done in a long time, and I am seriously motivated to start stitching again.  So that is what I will be doing this evening after the wee one goes to bed. But for now, it’s dinner time and then we’re off to the dairy bar for a chocolate covered soft-serve cone.  I love summer.

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Stinky Pinkies

This is what we call Max’s feet, especially after a warm day in socks and sneakers. Pee eew stinky pinkies!

These, however, are NOT for stinky pinkies! My first finished sock!

My first stock!

Anklet Stocks by Knit One, Crochet Too
In Sea Gold and Ocean “Wick” yarn by Knit One, Crochet Too (pattern and yarn available HERE)

Isn’t it beautiful? Now on to the second one. These are a much belated birthday gift for my Aunt. I am always making belated gifts. I could go to a store and BUY a gift on time, but where is the love in that? I noticed halfway through this sock that it is in the same colorway as the birthday gift I gave her last year:

Sunflower HouseSunflower House by Blackbird Designs

I think I’ll tell her that I planned it that way . . .

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