Monday, March 30, 2009

Blogging again!

I think life is starting to feel normal again.  Last week, once DH got sick, I realized that I too had been sick...not just jet lag :)  But now we seem to be doing better!

On a side note, not a knitting you notice how many people miss use the word to, too, two?  Now if you read this blog you know that I'm not the best at grammar, nor do I really try to be, but....last week, posted in the office, a memorial service invitation...."A life to short...."  I couldn't believe it!  I felt bad for his family.  Oh well!  Rant is over!

When I returned from Glasgow I needed a comfort knit....something easy that would make me forget how tired I was and just relax!  Good thing the memory of frogging 2/3's of the second sock had lessened, so these socks came out of time out and flew off the needles!

Pattern:  Basic sock on 68 stitches with 2x2 ribbing and heel flap.
Yarn: Austermann Step  (I really liked working with it, I hope they feel as good on my feet and after a few washes)
Needles: US 1.5  DPN 
Time to knit:  Too long.....started these socks on my trip to Chicago in December.  Start the second sock on my trip to DC in January only to find out that I can't count and had been using 64 stitches (I know....I am a mathematician, but I can't count....I am not me!)

The stripes didn't match exactly, but I'm okay with that!  Next time thought I would do a round toe.....they really do fit my feet better that way!

We had a relaxed weekend....I love those....including a cookout with friends!!!!  If only everyday could be the weekend!  But then maybe they wouldn't feel so special?  Tomorrow...spinning update!!!


Aunt Kathy said...

They look pretty matched to me. Nice job.

Those misused words get me two (lol)

Now I need too get two folding the laundry, I have to loads waiting for me on the couch.


Stacy said...

Great job with the socks... they look pretty identical.

Hope you are feeling better!

Robin said...

The socks look two, to wonderful!!

I love feel of the Austermann Step. Mine have withstood many washings.

(Be sure too always hand wash them because they may pill otherwise.)

What a huge year you've had!

Judy S. said...

Glad you're feeling better, Leah. Those are nice socks; I really like the way they striped! Looks to me that the match is fine. Use the "how does it look from a galloping horse?" test!

Alison Boon said...

Don't get me started on grammar please. Noticed that the Filipinos are able to use an apostrophe correctly unlike NZ where English is the first language.
Love your socks, what dedication to make two of them over that time scale.

Wool Winder said...

Nice socks! Glad you're feeling better.

Lovs2Knit said...

The evils of self striping's a pain to get the stripes to match. ;)

My grammar is so so. I go over really important stuff with a fine tooth comb but for the most part I just don't bother worrying about it. Plus I get to irritate the people who love to nitpick other people grammar. There are whole threads full of complaints from people on Ravelry....want to lose a few hours of your life, go read up on

Bea said...

These turned out well. I'm glad they made it out of time out.

Daisy said...

Misused words drive me mad. As do misused apostrophes... Glad you're feeling better!