knitting and the life I almost have around it

Friday, June 09, 2006


Yes, another brilliant play on the word sock... sorry guys, i suspect i will soon cave in and be forced to post under 'socks 1' 'socks 2' etc. Or, more realistically; 'bear me with me, socks for the 19th time this month'.

Here are stealth socks as promised. I have been using my old cable rib pattern but the cuff, half of the heel and the last 7 pattern repeats on the foot are in colour. This is so my sherpa can wear handknit socks to work without Ms Spider going comatose from knitting black 4 ply around and around and around. Yes, it is rather pointless knitting a pattern stitch in black but it makes it easier to count rounds and stops me drooling too much.
Before:Tada!:Are we impressed? We should be. (not wearing work clothes, clearly. But they work just as well with the work shoes, i promise. not just a pretty face folks!)

We should also be impressed because... well, lets just say i didnt expect to finish these in 10 days but i did! and i really really enjoyed them. i may become a convert - pattern stitches are fiddley but they sure make you know where you're up to and they seem to go faster. not that i will ever give up on plain-jane socks (too much self-striping in the old stash). The sock that appears shorter is not.. it just hasnt been soaked and blocked like its twin. i think it also made the other one a bit brighter as a bit of purple came out in the water. And.. i dont want to boast or anything but... no errors. not ONE. well, one, but i frogged it. these socks are lace and immaculate! if i could kiss myself i would!
Also, I have finished Uni for the semester! hurrah! i handed in my last assignment on thursday and had my only exam on the same day. am somewhat sleep deprived but feeling good today. and its the long weekend! why must it always happen AFTER i have no more monday classes anyway?

feeling so prosperous i might even go have another dash at livs socks... or maybe leah's... eeewww and i just want to cast on some hot socks >.<

the strong
Ms Spider xo

PS. anyone with ideas for what to title a post about socks (that i havent already used to death) will be cuddled through the computerness. PLEASE! I NEED HELP!!


  • At June 09, 2006 8:09 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Divine lacy socks! Drool-making. :) Lacy socks do knit quicker, another reason to do them.

    How about "Sock it up"?

    Have a lovely break. I'm getting boring housework done tomorrow and knitting for two days solid (well that's the plan)

  • At June 09, 2006 10:18 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    Well who's a clever girl then, huh? My socky hero.


    Ok I'm being silly now.

    You rock.

  • At June 09, 2006 11:16 pm, Anonymous Dr JellyBelly said…

    'Let the heeling begin'
    'Heart and sole'
    'Sole survivor'
    'No use crying over spilled silk'

  • At June 09, 2006 11:19 pm, Anonymous Dr JellyBelly jr. said…

    'feet of endurance'
    'chip off the old sock'
    'cleopatra's ankh-les'?

  • At June 14, 2006 4:39 pm, Blogger kylie said…

    i reckon *sock pow kabam* because you are like the superhero of sock-opolis.


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