Saturday, April 21, 2007

Pink socks

What a crazy week. Our family is back to normal size, but this time of year gets crazy with the start of cherry season. I become a produce widow, or temporary single parent, while Maurice is busy selling and shipping cherries all over the world. It hasn't officially started yet, but it seems like every night someone has some activity that keeps us hopping.

Last night it was my turn to take Alex to two basketball games. When I got there my pink sock looked like this --
and by the end of the game it was at the last repeat before the toe. Yes, I did watch my kid play basketball, I was practicing my "knitting with out looking" skill. Okay, yes, I did have to look down to do the k2tog and left cross 2's. But I did get a lot done. Hooray!
This morning was blissfully peaceful. Birds chirping outside, and with my two girls keeping Carey company overnight, very quiet. I finished the toe! I like how this sock fits. The pattern is interesting to knit, this is the first time I have done a sock which has the decreases in three spots on the toe. I don't feel it when I walk on them but with one of the decreases on the bottom of the foot, I thought I would. No worries!
I need to hurry on the second sock because I am already looking forward to the next sock I knit. I think I'm going to try the magic loop thing. I haven't done that before, but I like the idea of doing both socks at the same time. I also want to do my Cookie A. sock patterns I got at Stitches. We'll see what I decide to do for my May socks.
I was thinking this morning how much I like my tin I hold my double pointed needles in. It is a pencil tin from Paperchase that I got at Borders. It is the perfect size to hold about half of my dpn collection. I wish I could find other more in other patterns. I saw one on the internet that had pirates but it was only available in England, and not here. sad.

7 comments:

Lisa M. Hendey said...

Those socks are so cute!!! I may need to commission a pair! Check out http://www.wishingfish.com/penciltins.html for some cute tin colors. See you soon! Lisa

Anonymous said...

Wow--what a nice banner! Very talented.

Suz said...

Love the new blog banner :)

Darling socks !!!!

tiennie said...

Great socks! I really like that cute tin. Great banner too!

pat said...

Hey - You've redecorated while I was gone - I like the new banner!
The Anniversary Socks are my favorite in the new book....I will make them soon, but the waiting list is getting long! Yours are beautiful in pink!
Go for the magic loop - you won't ever turn back!

Anonymous said...

WOW!

love the new button :D

~Emily

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