Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Three of Fifty-Two

Got pair number three of fifty-two completed for the 52PP. This also counts as my May socks for the SAM3 KAL.

Mother's Day socks for my mother (no chance on spoiling --she doesn't have a computer). Regia Cotton Color #5412, 60sts on 2.25mm needles, standard top-down construction. The stripes match, but see how the orange is orangier in the sock on the left? That's kind of annoying since they're the same dye lot. I would not have been a happy camper had these been Sockapalooza socks or something. Also note the blip of yellow on the toe of the left sock, where it was grafted. Poo. (But the orangier orange thing is the biggest tick off.)

Now I have to see if I can whack off a pair of these by Monday. It's MIL's weekend off, so she won't be in town til Monday. They're started, and I also have to do the swatch for my workshop on Saturday yet. (I know -- bad me! Tomorrow night for sure.)

Finally broke down and got the family some mock crocs. (I'm cheap.) Daddy's away, thus the missing foot. I know, bad me for white store-bought socks! The kids love them, they've even been wearing them inside. I find them quite comfy, but I wouldn't want to wear them anywhere rocky. Kinda pokey on the soles. (Maybe the real thing isn't like that, but I'll live with it.)

Dog's on, gotta go.

Happy knitting!

5 Comments:

Blogger Pat said...

Only 49 more....go, go, go!!!
I made a pair of Broadripples - they are quick and easy!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Wow, those are some lovely bright socks! Wonderful! 52 pair of socks? I guess I missed that one out there in blogland. :)
I am cheap too.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Awesome socks - so summery and happy and cheerful! But hey, this is really strange, even on the monitor it's very obvious to me that the orange is way orangier than on the other sock. I mean, this definitely shouldn't happen with the same dye lot, and I can well imagine that you weren't too amused by that! But then again, I'm sure your Mom won't mind and they still look so beautiful!
And ahhh, I love those mock crocs, they look so comfy - yay for getting them for your family!

4:06 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love the socks.

Love the mock croc photo!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

Beautiful socks. I like the colours.

12:58 PM  

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