Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Socks, Socks and More Socks!

Were do I begin, how about Socks. That is all I have been doing the past week and a bit are knitting socks. I got 2 pairs done in that time and one pair was actually knit in less than 3 days for a grand total of 3 pairs of socks this month, Woot. Before I forget, I'd like to thank the ladies who popped by my blog and wished me a Happy Birthday. Thank you!

My Sockret Pal socks are done and sent, this was a big panic cause I was almost finished the original pair when it happened. The disaster I was hoping I would not have to face, I was so careful too. My pal has allergies to dogs, so I made sure that the socks/yarn were in a ziploc bag at all times when I wasn't knitting on them. I also confined my knitting on these socks to the dining room table to ensure no contamination, lol. But on Monday night last week I was feeling a bit cocky and with my freshly washed lap quilt calling my name and a movie in the dvd I thought what the heck, I'll knit on the couch. I made myself comfy and proceeded to knit and it happened. I fell asleep, yarn on the ziploc bag beside me, out in the open and I wake up hours later to find Barky asleep on the socks/yarn and one dpn missing. My Barky is a little miniature black/tan long haired Daxie who is just starting to shed a bit. I screamed, she jumped and as my luck would have it it is covered in fur. I tried picking it out and thought about washing it but being in the time crunch I shelved the monkeys and started a new pair last Tuesday. This pair turned out so pretty, I used STR Watermelon Tourmaline and a basic sock pattern and they were finished Friday night, I should say 4 am Saturday morning. Not to shabby, now it's just cross my fingers and hope they fit ;).

Here's a pic of my Knit Off Socks/Project Spectrum project for March, done in Koigu on US 2 dpns. Wow, was this tough to get done. Saturday was practically no knitting at all, all my plans went to pot when hubby got called in to work and I had groceries and running around to do. I got about 3 inches done on the leg and passed out. Sunday and Monday were both late nights, I finished these babies at 2 am this morning. Not bad, I would have been done sooner but since my books arrived yesterday I ended up spending hours pouring over them. Not a good idea when your in a Knit Off, lol. The do look pretty damn good if I do say so myself.

Here's some mail I received last week and yesterday, first is my books I ordered from Chapters. We have Sensational Knitted Socks and Artic Lace. I also received some of my birthday loot orders. Check out the STR and Sunshine Yarns Collection, gorgeous or what.

Last but not least a Big "Thank You" to my Secret Sister for a wonderful Package once again. Check out the goodies.


Blogger Secret Knitter 2007 said...

Wow...3 pairs of socks done. That is awesome! Glad you were able to get another pair done up for your pal in time - minus the dog hair that is, lol.

I am drooling over that gorgeous yummy yarn....

I'll be sending out a little something in the mail in the next couple of days. Will let you know exactly when so you can look for it. Hope you'll like it.

7:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the package!!! I love it all. What a bummer about the whole sock/dog fiasco. :) Thanks for being so careful for me. It means a lot. I would never have guessed you had a dog. :)

2:43 p.m.  

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