Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April socks....

....a work in progress! So as mentioned before I've joined the Pair-a-Month challenge. My friend J agreed to partner up with me. We are still negotiating all the details, but will keep you posted. Who knew that joining a KAL would get people offering to buy me yarn--in exchange for socks! (thanks mom!) Here is the progress so far! I'm knitting Old Navy socks by Abigail.

I'm using Knitpicks Risata yarn in navy, which is a cotton wool blend. It is by far the best cotton sock yarn I've used and may become a new favorite--remember I live in the hot south now! (But these aren't for me!) Sorry the navy is hard to photograph. Here you can see the pattern better stretched out on my favorite coffee mug!

The pattern is going super fast! Most of the time it is just a 2 x 2 ribbing, but occasionally you do a whole bunch of cables! I've learned to cable without a needle. It was scary at first, but now is going fairly quickly (but those cable rows slow me down--but they are so worth it) I have less that a pattern repeat to go before the heel--we're at 6.5 inches right now!

In other sad news....yesterday at lunch I had a very rude surprise! Sunday night, I made one of my DH's favorites--homemade chicken pot pie. It is more work than I normally do for dinner, but he is always so appreciative. So there were leftovers. I packed them up for lunch and off to school we went. I put mine in the fridge at school to wait for lunch. But....at lunch it was gone! Yep, gone! **sigh** I hope who ever ate my pot pie enjoyed it, I on the other hand had to go buy my lunch, which wasn't as good as my anticipated pot pie. I guess I've learned to not use the community fridge! It is sad that it has come to that, but no pot pie, lost container, .... I guess I just am thankful I could afford to go buy my lunch! Today my lunch is safely packed in my backpack where it will remain! Thanks for letting me vent, now off to do some real work! I have a talk about my research to give Thursday and I definitely need to give it some attention!

4 comments:

myboringblog said...

The sock is looking good. I have to say that people taking food that's not theirs from work refrigerators really irks me. It's so rude and disrespectful. I'm glad you had money to buy lunch so you didn't go hungry. :-)

Abigail said...

Your socks look great! I'm a proud "Mom".

I know what you mean about the cables. Those rows slowed me down to and made me thankful for the rib rows:D

Sorry about your lunch. Chicken pie is my favorite too...

Faith said...

I'm glad you're having fun making the sock. At least that's a comfort after the lunch fiasco. What a bummer! Try to look for the good: you were a blessing to someone. Maybe that will help with the anger and frustration.

Good luck on your presentation on Thursday!

Wool Winder said...

Thanks for the yarn recommendation. I love cotton wool blends and only have one skein left for summer socks. I've never tried Risata, but may order some now. Abigail socks are looking good!

I'm stunned that someone would eat your lunch. Unbelievable! Are you sure it wasn't clean the fridge day?