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Archive for October 3rd, 2006

Socktoberfest!!

No, really, I’m not late in posting for Socktoberfest. Really!

Here’s the line up:

1. Socks for my Mom. Reasons to knit them ASAP include
a) she picked the yarn out herself, having no experience with Yarn Store sock walls
b) she picked the yarn out at my request
c) she picked the yarn out as a Winter Consumer Holiday* present for herself.

Shown is the Chevron section of Sensational Knitted Socks. I need to move on these.

2. Sock for my Step-Father. See #1 above. I’m thinking (if I can get reasonable gague) of the Father and Son Socks from the Fall Interweave. I’m not sure if the pattern will be obscured, though. Any thoughts?

3. Baby socks for the Dutchicans. (No pictures, sorry) I have some Lion Brand Magic Stripes (In the cleverly named “Purple” colorway) that was bought with a friend in mind. Sadly, she’s allergic to all wool, including superwash. So, baby socks!

4. *Sigh* Do you see something wrong with this picture?

Maybe one sock way smaller than the other?? I have no idea what I did, as I have the same number of stitches on the same needles as the first one. I probably knit the second one a lot tighter–the thought crossed my mind at one point. Time to rip.

Finally, thanks for the Yom Kippur comments. During the completely flippin’ fiberless period of reflection that such a somber day requires, I had much time to reflect on my complete and utter dependence on wool in any form. I’d be a little worried but the sun’s down and I can knit now.

* I don’t like calling December 25 “Christmas.” It’s one of those quirks of mine that I probably shouldn’t talk about. Some reasons tie to the pagan history (why call it Christmas when so much of the symbolism isn’t Christian), while others relate to the almost total capitalistic nature of the American observance of it (why call it Christmas when there’s little Christ-action going on with all the wrapping paper flying about?). I like my menorah sans presents, and my Consumer Holidays with lots of ’em. But that’s just me.

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