Friday, August 03, 2007

Want some candy little girl?

Or maybe just some candy-striped socks?

I closed the toe on the last one of these this morning. They worked up really quickly since I made them short, as befitting a cute summertime sock, I think. The first sock of this pair was completed (mostly) on the bus ride back from Seattle's Stitch n' Pitch game last week. These are my third pair of socks for Summer of Socks and my first pair for the Sock a Month KAL 4. Hmmm, a double-play? How fitting for a pair that was begun on a ride to a ballgame!


Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta - 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15% nylon - Color #5612
100-gram skein (414 yards) This pair for my size 11 feet used ~83 grams.

Needles: Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs, US size 1 (2.25mm)

Pattern: My basic 2x2. rib 72-stitch version

It's been a busy week. Lots of work to do, which is a good thing but it keeps me from having much knitting time. I ended up having Monday night off instead of having to go to Vancouver to deal cards at a party, so I took the opportunity to go to a SNB meet-up. It was very nice to sit with a group of other knitters for a couple of hours enjoying coffee, each others' projects, conversation, and knitting. If you're stressed from working, I highly recommend carving out a couple of hours for this kind of activity.

Tuesday night was bowling league. I skipped the last couple of weeks due to work obligations, so I was worried that I would be a bit rusty. Turns out I should take two-week breaks more often! In my second game, I bowled 233! Yeah, you could have knocked me over with a feather. LOL Of course, the candy-striped socks demand a little bit of credit since I worked on them between frames and that kept me from worrying so much about my score.

Last night I worked at a country club party. Not a bad gig, but getting there was a bit trying on my patience. I'm in a suburb on the west side of Portland. The party was located in a suburb on the east side of Portland. I had to be there by 6:30. Can you say "rush hour traffic?" I knew that you could! Knowing it was going to be a slow crawl from one side of town to the other, I left the house at 4:00. About two hours and 15 minutes later, I arrived at the party -- which only lasted for two hours! I'm glad I gave myself plenty of time or I would have been a basket case -- and late. Fortunately, I had knitting podcasts to listen to on the way there and the socks to work on between the time I got the roulette table set up and the party actually started.

Yep, one way or another, knitting keeps me centered!

Next on the needles: Birthday socks for a friend in Dream in Color Smooshy. The color is a lovely Visual Purple, which just happens to be my friend's favorite shade. These should be fun!

Note for today: Get the Sockapalooza 4 socks in the mail to my pal!


Meghan said...

I love those socks!! I need to make some for myself now. =)

Angelika said...

I'm feeling a little funny about the mystery stole. For some reason I lost the mojo for it and the announcement of the "wing"thing didn't help much. Do you hear a ribbit? I need a quick fix sock project inbetween to get me going or I'll loose my center. I think I like your pattern. Now close my eyes and pick a ball of sockyarn. Ready, set, go.

jessica said...

Love the socks! Cute colors:)

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!

yvonnep said...

Nice socks, lovely summer colours!

Barb said...

Oh, I really love those socks --they look like perfect summer socks, too. And how awesome that they are IDENTICAL. Was that hard or did it just happen?

MonicaPDX said...

Oh yeah, I'm in love with those socks too! I think I need some Color #5612. ;) Dang, if I keep knitting socks, I'm really going to have to get some Birks or something to show 'em off. Sneaks just won't cut it!

Sarah said...

Yummy! Very cute.
I think you'll love Dream in Color. They dye it at my LYS, and it's great stuff.

sprite said...

I love the colors.