Tuesday, May 22, 2007

If Ronald McDonald Knitted...

...he would knit socks like this.

I have no one to blame but myself. I dyed this yarn. I practiced Entrelac with it. And now I've made clown socks. Worsted weight clown socks.

"Happy birthday little clown. Here are some handmade socks."

"I hate you clown grandma!"

In my defense, I thought the stripes were going to be much wider, like 4-5 rows instead of 1-2. I'm not really sure if that would have helped. Mmm, ketchup and mustard!

But they knit up so quickly, and so soft.

and with a couple of giant holes.

But we were driving to Memphis, and pulling out a few rows and fixing it seemed like too much to do in the car.
What we have here, I think is failure on multiple levels. But I'm going to make the other one. It's my back up honeymoon project, if I get sick of re-knitting 12 inches of chevron lace.

See ya'll in a few weeks!

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Monday, May 21, 2007

SP10 Awesomeness

Last week was one of the most stressful weeks to date. There was a ton of wedding stuff to be taken care of, things like the DJ losing all of our information, or the check to the florist getting returned in the mail. But, my secret pal is awesome and intuitively knew a little package or two would give me a moment to put the wedding stress aside and fondle yarn.
I can't wait to make this into some socks. I had just cast on for some when this arrived, but more on those later. For this yarn, maybe Hedera? I think the different shades of green would work nicely.

This is the other thing she sent a couple of days later:
Not only are they cute and full of grrl power, they GLOW IN THE DARK. How cool is that?

I'm going to try to squeeze in one more post before the wedding, but if no one hears from me for the next 2 - 3 weeks, no worries! and if I disappear forever, it's because S and I decided to never come home from Italy and Spain. (j/k)

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