Friday, July 27, 2007

Finished socks!

I even have a finished object to show you! What's even crazier is that Coffeeboy was excited enough that he tried them on in hot weather! Not outside, mind you, but still! Given his aversion to the heat, it was a true sign of appreciation.

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Pattern: Gentleman's Fancy Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote, color "Mums", 2 skeins plus a bit of black yarn for the toes
Needles: Size 0 DPNs
Thoughts: These were a fun pattern to knit for the future professor. they had enough patterning not to be boring, but not so much that I didn't memorize it. Designed to be long, they'll sure keep him warm this winter! I added the little black toes because in both cases, I ran out of the skein at the very end, and decided he'd probably think the contrasting toes were neat. (I did have a third skein, but didn't want to use only a small bit of it, preferring instead to have a contrasting toe color).

I've also finished my first Monkey sock; I need to cast on for the second! (Do I smell some second-sock syndrome here? Hopefully not, but moving is mighty distracting.

The weather is hot and heavy. We've been packing and packing. I shredded years worth of old bills and so on yesterday; the more I shred, the less we need to move. You won't believe what I was still carrying around! I found health insurance plan details from jobs I left years and years ago, credit card statements for cards I don't have any more, and possibly the most telling one of all: pamphlets of information on deep vein thrombosis, or a blood clot in the leg, one of which I had in college.

I know I still "carry" that episode around with me in a lot of worrying, so I wasn't too surprised to see just how much I still had from that experience. I kept the important stuff but ditched lists of symptoms, instructions on how to inject anti-coagulating shots, and the like. Maybe if I can ditch the paperwork, the same will happen to my mind? I doubt it, but it's worth a shot nevertheless!

7 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Nice job on the socks. And with letting go of the past...isn't it weird how much stuff we carry around with us?

Angel said...

Those are the perfect Coffeboy socks!!!!!!! They look awesome!

Good luck with all the packing and moving- can't wait until you all are back down here in Carolina.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Lucky Coffeeboy, those socks are fantastic. I love that pattern...

Zarzuela said...

The socks look great! The little black in the toes is really quite cute. :)

There *is* something to be said for a big move. All that purging can do your household and your soul some definite good. Sounds like you probably already know what you need to know about that rather scary health issue. Hopefully you can put it behind you now.

Jessica

Diana said...

Nice socks, and I like the contrasting toes!

Lone Knitter said...

Your Gentlemen's socks are beautiful, and they look mighty cozy. I too have been throwing things out, not because I'm moving, but because I suddenly realized that I had too much stuff! Good luck packing.

PHD Knitter said...

Love the socks! I've got one monkey sock finished now too. Maybe I could send you my one and then we could each knit one sock of some new pattern and you could send me yours? Haha! Good luck with the packing ...