Tuesday, September 19, 2006

September Brownie Points

Patons Kroy in Tutti Frutti Jacquard

2.75mm needles, my own pattern

(which I will get around to posting soon!)

started September 14

finished September 19

The stripes match perfectly! Even the blurry heels and the blurry tip toes! These are for the store, but I would like to make myself a pair of these sometime. We've got the other Kroy Jacquards, too.

These socks would have been completed last night had the Littlest Monkeyman not taken off at one point with one of my needles. I couldn't find it, and of course he said he didn't know where it was. I looked in his usual hiding spots, nothing. I thought I had another set the same size but didn't. I stopped at the store today and got another set. It's a good idea to have an extra set anyways. Anyhoo, when he got home from preschool he was playing with his workbench, and lo and behold, there was the missing needle!

Since I couldn't finish the socks last night I was compelled to start something else. I started the cabled sweater I've been commissioned to knit. It's moving along nicely. I only ever knit this pattern once in the child size 4. Now I am making an adult large. There are two cables in it, one just your 6-stitch braided cable, and the other a fancier-but-not-too-fancy cable. (I could get out my book and see what it's called, but I'm lazy. Eventually I'll post a picture.) It's very easy to remember. The fancier cable is a 28-row repeat, and the braided one is only a 4-row repeat. I'm using Patons Decor, 25% wool, 75% acrylic. (She wanted machine wash and dry.) It's quite nice to work with so far.

I forgot to mention last week -- the elementary school in the north part of our county burned down. Don't ask me why the picture uploaded like this. All that grey is black on my machine. The fire started at some point through the night and was called in to 911 by a lady delivering mail. The school was totally destroyed (don't know if they know what the cause was yet - I heard it was suspicious), but they saved the high school, which is right next door. I heard today that the high school should be open again the first of October (smoke and water damage), and they are trying to work out alternative locations for the elementary students. It's a half-hour drive from there to here, so it's too far to bus small kids to our schools.

And on another sad note, our fuzzy little caterpillar has gone to the Big Leaf in the Sky. I went to give him new leaves today, and he had passed. He had been doing so well, we're quite disappointed. (I let the other caterpillar we had go last week. He wasn't eating anything I was putting in his container, and he wasn't looking so good. I thought it was for the best.)

Only four more days til The Stones! My brother is so excited he's just like a little kid! We have a hotel room and will probably take a shuttle or ferry/shuttle combo to get there. (Had to get a hotel in Dartmouth -- Halifax was full.) So far the weather is supposed to be warm with a chance of showers. Yesterday felt like summer -- hot and sunny. Today was almost as warm but started to shower mid-afternoon. Get the rain out before Saturday, please!

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Happy knitting!


Blogger Dorothy said...

Wasn't that a shame about the fire. Thankfully they were able to save the high school.

My hubby has been in Halifax all this week working at the Atlantic Film Festival - he has to work Saturday night - outside of the Oxford Theatre - figures he'll hear the concert.

Oh, might be in the store Friday around suppertime; daughter has a riding lesson at 6:15, want to come a bit early to look around some stores. So, a frazzled woman with two kids; that'll be me :)
I like the socks!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Wonderful socks -- fantastic job on the matching!!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Wow, fantastic socks - I'm impressed to see how perfectly the stripes match, I think I'll never get it done like that with self striping yarn! Great job!
The fire looks extremely scary - fortunately no one was hurt! And gawd, lucky you, I'm green with envy here for you being able to see the Stones! But you so deserve it, and you'll be blown away by that show, that's for sure! Looking forward to reading all about it in your blog!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Have a wonderful time at the Stones concert. I will be in Sackville that day working at a figure skating competition so I won't even be able to hear it way out there.
Your socks look wonderful!

9:48 AM  
Blogger DianeM said...

Wow, perfect stripes! I bet the kids are terribly sad about not being able to go to school ;-)

Seriously though, it's pretty awful. We had a school torched by an arsonist here and it wasn't reopened for ages - it's devestating.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Love the socks! Sorry to hear that the school burned down! Oh my!

10:39 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

What pretty socks, and impressive matching job, too. I have a pair made from the same yarn; they're one of my favorites. Although it's kind of like trying to choose a favorite among your children, I do love them all.

9:40 AM  

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