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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

SET socks finished!

As for my outgoing socks, I've finally finished!!! One day past the (extended) deadline (and of course I still need to put them into the mail), but they are done! Finished! Complete!!

And I LOVE them!!!

I reallyreallyreally hope they fit Laurie comfortably! This is the first pair of socks I have made for someone who was not perpetually available to try them on throughout the knitting!

They are knee-high-ish, with all the shaping done at the center back. The yarn is Cascade 220 (be careful when washing them or they might felt!)
For the primary color I space-dyed some (white) skeins especially for this project in a lovely combination of Lanaset blue, green, and purple, and then I paired the resulting watery colors with a contrast of Cascade 220 in Charcoal.
I worked them on size 5's throughout.

I did, eventually, master the two-socks-on-two-circulars method, but not until after I'd completed the cuff (before then it was too short and I could not keep the needles untangled!) And I did take them back onto separate needles to work the heels (flap and gusset).

There is a row of eyelets at the bottom of the cuff through which an I-cord is run and tied into a bow. The I-cord can serve as a garter to help keep the socks in place if desired, or can simply be a decorative touch if prefered. (For the I-cord I used a grey sock yarn from stash, knitted up on a fabulous little I-cord tool.)

SET socks in!

(Yay, I can type again!)

On the weekend of the 13th, my husband and I celebrated (belatedly) our anniversary at a lovely B&B nearby. It was a fabulous weekend, and I didn't think it could get any better, but then I came home to find that a package had arrived from my SET knitter, SauvageBlue!

I must say, these socks are Beautiful! They fit perfectly. I Love the color! I just adore them.

Not only were there socks, but also a fabulous card ("One can never have too many shoes Socks!"), a spare butterfly of yarn for when I wear the heel through and need to mend it, and a delightful peacock applique!

I am thinking the peacock will be perfect on a purple satin throw pillow.

And I am definitely going to bring the socks with me to Madison Wisconsin when we visit family this year for the holidays!

Thank you! Thank you thankyou THANKyou!

Monday, November 21, 2005

At Long Last!

I have completed the SET socks!
I LOVE them!
I will post pictures tomorrow.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Please Forgive Delays

I had intended to get some posts up this week. Instead, I sliced my finger, and it makes typing somewhat less efficient. (Also washing my hands, hair, dishes. Really, doing almost anything.)
It has slowed, but not stopped my knitting.
It doesn't work for spinning.

Thank You, Cindy!
The SET socks are perfect! really truly! I'll post pictures and a better note soon, when my finger hurts less!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Is It Really November 7 Already?

I cannot believe how time flies! Everytime I blink it seems like I have missed something. In this case, it was my own anniversary. How can one miss one's own anniversary??! I guess I just got caught up completely in things that were going on right now and forgot about celebrating the past. Of course, I wasn't alone in forgetting my anniversary. He forgot too. As did pretty much everyone who was in any position to be aware of it. (perhaps this is "A Good Sign" that things are going well enough that the passage of time is not an immediate awareness.)

So, having realized that it's that time of the year again, we've decided to have our anniversary celebration on this coming weekend instead. Hey, better late than never, eh? We'll re-light the candle, talk about our favorite moments from the past year and our dreams for the coming years, find out whether any important perspectives have changed and whether we're still both attuned to the same priorities or if something different is more important now. We'll have supper together and go on A Real Date just the two of us. It'll be nice. We'll leave the dog with Gipsieee and get away from the list of Things To Do for a weekend. :)

I cannot believe I just simply up and forgot.