Thursday, October 26, 2006
Bigger Isn't Always Better
See? Zonda finally sucked me into her obsession with Cascade Fixation Ankle Socks. They were the perfect answer for socks guaranteed to fit my mother. The stretchiness is almost sure to hug her foot nice and snug so as to ensure no complaints. I know my mother. Plus, they were an obscenely fast knit. If I had worked on nothing else, these puppies would have been finished in less than a weekend. As it was, I did the majority of the foot of the second sock just walking around the Ren. Fest on saturday. Much to the delight of my friend May. heh. She kept saying I must need another drink if I need to keep my hands full. So, with these and the 2 dishcloths I've made so far, this completes my Christmas knitting for mom. But I have a feeling she'll be getting another pair of ankle socks as well. They're so fast and mindless. But before I do that, I have the Rebecca Sweater to put the finishing touches on (the ribbed neckline and arms), a set of Fuzzy Feet for my Sister and her husband, a hat for my other Brother-in-Law and for my Nephew. Then we get into the "non-family" category of Christmas knitting. I need to do a hat for my favorite bartender, a pair of fingerless gloves for my not-to-subtle photographer friend (hey chica, you got a birthday in January, let's stick with Birthday Gifts) and something for her daughter (which I'm sorta working on now but it's a secret) and something for my other friend's 2 kids. And I should probably make something for her too. Damn. Thank God it's still October. I think my list is totally doable. Not too shabby. ANYWAY. Thanks for reading my stream of consciousness there. Heh. Onto other things. A couple weeks ago, KnitMongrel had a contest. I was a runner up, and still won something! I got it on Tuesday and geez louise you'da thought I took first. Check this out. Misti Alpaca Chunky and Lorna's Laces Shephard Worsted. Wow. And wait'll you see what Rosi-G got me at Rhinebeck! Tomorrow, tomorrow, or maybe next week. I can't decide what tomorrow's pr0n shall be. I have many new yarns to pick from. Heh.