Wednesday, April 29, 2009
After I finished with that round, I was determined to finish John's socks. I made him a pair of socks right after I learned to knit socks - 3 years ago. I'd only knit one pair of socks before that and I still can't wear them - they look like elf socks. Well, he said they were very nice and then never wore them. Now that I'm almost an expert on socks, I know that those socks were awful! Poor dear could never have worn them, even if he tried, they'd have hurt his feet! So I asked him if I took the time to rip them out completely, and reknit them to his foot measurements (I know how to do that now!), would he wear them. Or, in all honesty, was he married to his dark socks for work and white tube socks for play and would never really wear handknit socks. He said he thought he'd like to at least try. So I ripped them back all the way to a yarn ball, and began knitting them again....tried them on once I got past the gusset on the foot....nope, too small - RIP! How about toe-up? I can do that and make that sock fit his foot like a glove. Yep, let's knit these toe-up....seemed to take forever. Figured out that I was slowing down cause I really, really hate to knit tow-up socks. Ok - I want him to have these socks during his lifetime so...RIP! Cast on for the 4th time and determined to knit them right this time. I knit the cuff - he tried them on. I knit the leg...he tried them on. I knit the heel and gusset - he tried them on. I then knit the foot to the toe decrease and made him try them on again. Then if finished off the tow. He put them on and his face got that happy look when you are afraid of something and it doesn't come to pass. Folks, I give you The Sock! There is another one to match it on his other foot. He wore them to work on Monday and came home to tell me that they fit fine! I can now knit a pair of socks to fit his feet, assuming he never has a change in his feet for the rest of his life! Believe me, I'm keeping my notes and writing them in ink!
We are experienceing wet weather all this week and into the weekend. While we need the moisture, it makes it difficult for John and our neighbor to work on the fencing. If they can get some dry weather, they can put up some more barbed wire for the upper pasture. Once that is done, they can move the cows to that pasture to allow the lower one to 'recover' and the grass to grow some more.
Well, I need to get off to the circulation desk.
Thanks for stopping by. I sure do love having you come by and maybe, just maybe, you could comment? That way I know if folks are liking this or not.
Have a great rest of the week!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thanks for stopping by. Later!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
AND - I just signed up for Sock Wars 4 - the international sock-knitting speed battle to end all battles! It starts on May 15th. Wonder who I will get and where they live? This one requires me to knit a prescribed sock for a specific person to their shoe size and mail it to them before the person who has my name sends me a pair of socks knit to my shoe size. It's all quite nerve-wracking and fun! I never expect to win these things...last year I got killed while on vacation in California. The good thing about it is the comraderie and getting a pair of hand-knit socks made for me by a complete stranger!
Well, I'm off to work the front desk for a while. Thanks for stopping by. More later - soon - er, later.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Susan, I have no way to get hold of you so please email me with your name, mailing address, and whether you want a quilty prize or a knitty prize, please.
I then had our friend draw another name:
And here's the second prize winner:Ikkinlala, I'll need your name and mailing address, too, please. You will be getting whichever prize Susan doesn't choose.
Until next time.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
That's a ball of Fiddlesticks Zephyr laceweight yarn in a beautiful plummy pink colorway - over 600 yards. And next to it is a charm pack of Moda Poetry Collection 5 inch squares. I'll include some other stuff in the package to make it worth your two cents worth. I don't get a lot of folks who post on my blog, unlike some of you I could name, so I think the odds are pretty good for anyone who enters. I've opened up the comments so even those without Blogger or Google accounts can comment this time. That will allow more of you to enter.
Today is April 1st. For most people, that means April Fools Day. Now, I've never had much use for this day, it's always meant a lot of folk could be mean to others with permission from society. I don't care for practical jokes that make fun of other people cause I don't like having that done to myself. So, I'm telling you all this, the above giveaway is NOT A JOKE! It's real and I will keep my word. Promise!!!
Thanks for stopping by. And Good Luck.