Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pillars of Atlantis

I finally finished the first pair of socks cast on for Summer of Socks 2008. Pillars of Atlantis, started June 21, finished July 22. I used a hand-dyed yarn bought on eBay probably two years or close to it ago. I followed the pattern to a T except for maybe the toe. I think she worked it down to fewer stitces, but I like going to 20sts then graft it.

Up next is Show-Off Stranded Socks in Cherry Tree Hill in monet for my best friend for her birthday next month. I took a progress picture, but the camera batteries are dying, so it was blurry. The pattern isn't quite showing as well as I had hoped, but I'm carrying on anyways. I doubt she'll care.

We've had one fish casualty so far -- can't remember what it's called other than its name was Fred. The lady at the pet store warned me that since the tank is new and hasn't "cycled" yet there may be casualties. When I was a kid the only fish I could ever keep alive was black moors. They looked like my pug, Blackie. I had four, Blackie (named after the dog), Radar (my brother's nickname), Bonnie, and Clyde (yes, named after those ones, but don't ask me why). I had them for a loonnnggg time, then one died. I was down to three, and the pump broke. Back then the closest place to get anything like that was 1/2 hour away. Ma doesn't drive, and Pa was working, so two days later before we could get a new pump they all died. :(

New sock yarn has arrived at the store. The Bernat Sox is going very well, only one skein of each color left. We also got three new Austermans, two are nice and bright, and two of the Fortissimas came in. The bluish one is backordered but said on the invoice "to follow".

Knit Nite tonight. First time in awhile that I've been there.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Dave said...

Wonderful socks, and what a great colour!

If it's any consolation, I'm still working on my first pair for SOS. Maybe I'll finish them tonight. Or maybe not. :-)

9:00 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Pretty pretty socks!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Thanks for the warning about the fish. I picked some up at Wally World today, but don't even have the aquarium set up.
Before we moved, I "accidentally" let my son's fish die. I may be Wonder Mother in his eyes, but I wasn't up for dealing with them for the three weeks we ended up in the motel. So you know, no food, no pump, eventually those goldfish 'had to' die, but of their own accord, of course. Don't want to be called a murderess, after all.
Those are lovely socks. I got copies of the patterns printed off and will be giving them a try. Those and the Show-off Stranded too.

4:07 PM  

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