Sunday, February 10, 2008

Twenty-Five of Fifty-Two

Finished pair 25 of 52 for the 52PP. They are Quill Lace Socks from Knitty, made with On Your Toes Bamboo, 75% bamboo and 25% nylon. The only thing I did differently from the pattern was five rows of rib at the top and 2.75mm needles. (I had actually checked my gauge prior to starting, a rarity for me, especially when it comes to socks.) Started January 25, finished February 8. (You can pop on over here for better pictures. They always look better over there than they do on the blog.) The yarn was kind of splitty, have to watch what you're doing. I'd use it again, though, very soft and silky. I'd read on blogs that bamboo doesn't have a lot of give, and this is true. I'm glad I swatched first.

I've also finished a pair of ballerina slippers that still needs the ends woven in and felting. They aren't the prettiest slippers, just used up some odds and ends of Classic Wool.

We got the most snow in one snowfall all season last week. The dog loves it, must remind her of Goose Bay. The kids like it, too. I'd rather do without it. The kids did get a snow day.

Jewel is settling in quite well. The cats still want nothing to do with her, but she still tries to get them to play. She's going in her kennel without me having to physically put her in it. Sometimes she doesn't exactly go willingly, but she goes. I've gated her off from the back of the house, where the carpet is (bedrooms and no bathroom cuz that's where the litter box is). She's peed like four times on the carpet, and two of them definitely there was no need of it. She could have gone to the front door no problem like she usually does to let me know she needs to go out. Obedience classes are set to start on the 21st. She'll sit and shake paw, but I definitely need to find out what I can do to get her to stop biting me. My arms are full of bruises (I do bruise easily), and everything I've been trying to break her of it is going in one ear and out the other. She also chews on me a lot more than anyone else. She also has to learn to not pull my arm off when I take her for a walk.

This picture is for T at work -- look what I had this weekend!

Not sure what I'll be knitting next. Maybe socks for the Littlest One, or I'd soon like to start my shawl.

It's feeling like a long day. I had to go for my CT this morning for 7:40, and it's a half-hour drive. At least it's finally done (the machine broke down twice, so I was rescheduled twice). It sucked having to get up that early on a Sunday. They usually don't do them on the weekends, but since they're behind from being broke down they needed to catch up.

Happy knitting!

PS There is a new sock yarn coming out in April from Patons. I think it's called Stretch Sock, really pretty colors, and I believe it's a wool/cotton/nylon/elastic blend. There's no link on their site yet, so if I remember next week I'll scan the leaflet they sent us.


Blogger aija said...

I miss snow days! :)

Jewel is adorable-- you'll have good luck with obedience classes. My sister took her pup in and it was a world of difference; the dog wasn't "bad" but just high spirited, but after the completed course my sister had the upper hand :)

1:14 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

The finished socks are so sweet, there's something special about lacy pink socks. :0)

I'm glad you've got the CT out of the way - hope you get quick, happy results.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Our dogs used to bite the ankles, and sometimes arms, when they were puppies, like up to 4 month. The only thing which helped at once, was to have spray water bottle ready and spray some water in the face. We had to do this only twice, and there was no biting after that. Of course while you spray you have to say NO firmly.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Your socks look great! Hope the CT was alright. Snow day!!! :o)
I hope that Jewel does really well at doggy school.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

The socks are gorgeous! I think the pattern shows up so much better with a solid colour!
You can get a leash called Easy Leader I thin, and it goes on over the muzzle and works like a charm for dogs that pull.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I love that doggie!!

Great socks too!

11:28 AM  

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