Wednesday, July 25, 2012

One sock down, one to go ...


The first sock is finished! I bound off in the car on the way back from a trip to Philadelphia to celebrate my grandfather's 85th birthday (and to introduce Michael to my side of the family), and promptly tried it on--only to find it was too tight to slide up my calf! My bind off was too tight, which I had suspected while doing it. But as usual, I was too impatient and excited to get to the end to listen to my instincts. And of course, I had broken the yarn off too, so in addition to undoing the bind off I also had to frog a row of the final ribbing in order to have enough to work a looser bind off.

But now it fits.


I meant to have my husband take some pictures for me before he left this morning, but I forgot, so instead you get extremely awkward pictures that I took of my own lower leg.


For whatever reason, the leaf pattern on the front isn't as clear as the "wind" pattern on the sides ... maybe because the yarn isn't a high contrast color against my skin? But I'm pretty pleased. I don't think I'll suffer from "second sock syndrome" with these, because they work up so quickly.

Still reading Theology of the Body for Beginners, and I have started The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell on my Kindle. I am not very far in yet, but I have to say that so far it is amazing. The writing is excellent, the characters are compelling. and it is about Jesuits in space. It's one of those books that makes me itch to write. That is always a good sign.

Linking up with Ginny's yarn along.

10 comments:

  1. lovely sock and your self photos are great! Always a gymnastic trick for me. Now onto the other sock!!

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  2. LOL, Jesuits in space. There are probably two friends who would find something like that, and you're one of them.

    I don't suppose I could commission you to make some orange socks for my best friend who is in her second trimester? What would that take? Knowing her sizes? And how much would you ask for?

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    1. What sort of sock would you like? For a normal one I would just need her size, for one like this I would need the length of her foot and lower leg. Price would depend on the yarn ... but probably around $15-20 if I order from Knit Picks. :) And would you want them by a certain time?

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    2. Awesome. Let me ask her and link her to this blog, ok? That way she'll have a better idea and can give me proper measurements. She makes re-enactment clothing, but she doesn't knit.

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  3. Exquisite sock knitting. Just gorgeous! I wish I had the concentration for lace knitting right now. I love how the sock has such a long leg section. You can really see the pattern that way.

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    1. Thank you! I love the long leg as well ... ordinarily I would not have the patience for it, but the fact that it's lace makes it go more quickly. :)

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  4. such pretty socks! and i love, love, love that color -- off to hunt your project down on ravelry so i can find out what color that is :)

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    1. Thank you! :) The yarn is Madeline Tosh Sock and the color is Nectar. It is much prettier in person than in my mediocre photos! :)

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  5. Such a beautiful sock!! And your book about Jesuits in space sounds really interesting!

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  6. Your sock is gorgeous. I hope everyone gets to see it when you are wearing both.
    Enjoy the next one.

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