Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Small Socks

I wasn't going to do it, but I gave in and said I would make Gabe a pair of socks. How could I resist? Every time I worked on my own socks, he would ask if they were his. So now I'm working feverishly because he leaves Sunday night to go back home to California. I'd at least like to get one done before he goes, so I can be sure of the size. Then I can use my notes to make the second one.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Finished Monkeys

Yippee yay yay I finished my first pair of Monkey socks! Gonna wear 'em to work tomorrow. May even walk in with my pants rolled up so everyone can admire them.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tulip Brigade

I recently discovered this pattern, designed by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. It occurred to me that a bunch of the KIPsters could make these socks and wear them when Stephanie visits Wichita. I can see it now, all of us gathered together in the midst of the other 300 people there to see the Yarn Harlot. Oh, but how will she know we're wearing her socks? I guess we'll all have to synchronously stand on our heads and wiggle our feet. But, then the tulips would be upside down . . .
In other news, I'm about halfway done with my second Monkey sock. I haven't been able to take any pictures all week because my camera has been traveling in California. She returns today.
When I finish this Monkey sock, I will continue working on the toe-up socks I started for the local sock class recently. The colorway doesn't seem to have a name, just a number, 5440, or something like that. I call it Strawberry Parfait. I don't know what I'm going to wear them with.
I recently purchased a pair of pants to go with the Monkey socks. I'm not sure what the actual color of them is, but I call them dark khaki. They don't exactly match the brown in the sock yarn, but I think it'll work. I looked through all of my blue tops and found one that I think matches best. I call it periwinkle, but others call it purple. So, we'll see how this non-matching outfit works.

Saturday, July 07, 2007


I took this picture of Cooper this evening, so you can see how big she's getting. I had to put a puppy snack on the counter to get her to stay up there long enough for me to snap the shot.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Counting the Days

I worked a little bit on the Jack-O-Lantern sleeve of the Halloween cardigan yesterday. I have 88 days to finish it before October. I need to finish this first sleeve, design and knit the Candy Corn sleeve, add the front button bands, sew the seams, and figure out how to put the ruffle where I want it. I may have to work on this every day in order to get in done in time. Why did I procrastinate?!

Plus, I've found a Halloween socks pattern that I want to make really badly. I'm going to have to re-chart it, though, in order to use the type of yarn I want.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Monkey Sock

This is my first Monkey Sock, at the end of the heel flap. I've actually finished the heel since I took this picture. It's going very easily and I can believe Lia when she says they're addictive.