Saturday, January 12, 2008

mockery

So believe it or not, all the snow that was in the last photos has melted, in like a day and a half...almost two feet of snow was on the ground, and in less than two days it was gone...very strange weather we are having indeed. Last week, there was a tornado up north...in January? and we've had rain off and on with thunderstorms, and of course flooding because of the massively quick melt. As I sit, there is not a trace of any snow or ice anywhere in site, and the temperatures have been in the teens (that's celcius...think about 50-60 degrees F.) for the last week and a half. Dead of winter? or Death of Winter? I don't mind telling you friends, I am finding this all a little frightening.

I finally finished Cee's Christmas socks (yeah, I know but better late than never). He likes them, at least he said he does, and even modelled them for me and for your viewing pleasure:



Check out them sexy pins.

This pattern is from Favorite Socks by Interweave Press, and it's the Mock Wave Cable pattern, which should have been a dawdle, but turned into a great learning experience for me, because in my haste to complete them for Christmas, I not only knit the foot too short and finished the toe and grafting before I realized it, I started the second sock with the wrong size needles and knit 4 inches of the leg before I wised up. So I had to pull out the second sock and restart it, but decided to let Cee try on the 'finished' one so he could see, and then I saw that it was too short...and then I said a few swear words, one of them being bugger, and another being bollocks, and a phrase that may or may not have rhymed with 'clucking bell'. and I put that sock aside to be pulled apart.

I really thought I'd just end up yanking the whole thing out if I could even manage unpick the grafting stitches, because I didn't think I'd be able to rip it back to the end of the foot and get it back on the needles without yanking out all my hair and running out into the street screaming, but low and behold I did it! And with very little cursing or wringing of hands or hair pulling.

They fit now and that's all that matters, and now Cee has his Christmas socks, just like Mr. Bean.

7 comments:

knitisses said...

I like them! :D I really have to turn my knitting into socks! kisses*

flutter said...

rroowwrrr to the sexy pins covered in those fabulous socks!

Vik said...

Hi Kiki, I know what you mean about the weather. In my case, I´m grateful I can stay at the beach because Buenos Aires city was HELL, too hot, and the electricity and water service went down, can you believe that?
Cee is very lucky!

Allena said...

Those socks are wonderful!

Sharon said...

Fantastic socks, Kiki!
"Clucking bell," I say that one regularly, lol...

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Love the socks, who's the model? LOL Hey I've got a new site...
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