Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

Well I finished the Monkey socks for my neighbor Tammy, I hope she loves them. Knitting two at a time was not that bad (although a little slow), I'll probably use this technique again when I know that I will be altering the pattern, I love the fact that they both turned out identical. The colors of these socks are so rich (photo doesn't quite show this). I made them shorter in every way as Tammy has a size 5 foot and is quite petite - being under 5 feet tall. I love this pattern so much that I dug through my stash and found a soft hand painted gray and beige merino bamboo blend that I think will do nicely. I could not believe that I dropped the WIP as I came into the front door and the yarn unwound nicely all the way through the house. This would not have been a problem had is not been for the 3 dancing Standard Poodles that had become tangled in the yarn. I saw the yarn take a leap into the air and snap between two of the dogs. I quickly managed to grab the yarn and haul it in. I quickly grabbed the second half and followed it out the front door - where Momma kitty was about to en snag it with her paw - I actually caught her with her paw in the air and she ran off in fright when she saw me charging trying to rescue my poor little WIP. I think it will be okay and will try knitting on it tomorrow. Since it will have to have a knot now, would the knot go on the top of the sock? Any ideas?
I came across this photo in my archives and it brought back memories of my vacation in Solvang. I love flowers, even just a few simple flowers can bring joy to your heart. I love the colors in this flower (would these colors be great for a sock yarn?)
Photo of Oranges at the LA Farmer's Market, it's hard to improve on nature don't you think? These oranges glistened like jewels, each one unique in its own way and you could smell all the surrounding fruits that filled the air with their sweet fragrances.
I love receiving gifts, one of my friends gave me these three bottles of soda. Their flavor was unbelievable! My favorite is the golden colored soda, it tastes like tart green pears. I savored each one, their color and aroma, their amazing flavors. The kindness of others touches my heart and simple gestures are so appreciated.


Dave said...

The socks look wonderful! I like the gentle colour changes.

When I have a knot in my yarn, I cut it out, start the second strand and weave in the ends. I don't want hard bumps anywhere, not to take the chance of the knot coming undone and getting a hole.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Pretty socks, pretty oranges, pretty sodas!

I would cut the knot out and weave, too. Knots don't play nice.

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

Love the socks!

And I agree; skip the knot.

Jean said...

Thanks folks for your advice, I followed it exactly and the sock is progressing nicely. I'll be sure to post a photo when they are further along.

Natalie said...

The sock is really pretty.

Love all the colors. I agree about the amazing colors that occur in nature. At my recent trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium I saw the most amazing colors in the fish. What a world that exists under the sea!

Marissa said...

What pretty monkeys (Now there's a line I never thought I'd hear myself say!)!

smariek said...

Beautiful sock, beautiful colors. What kind of yarn did you use?