Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pansy Posey Progress. Etc.

Pansy Posey Progress

Originally uploaded by sunasak
See, it does too look like a sock. Actually, I am now to the end of the squares and going in the round for a bit before starting the toe. People have many comments on this sock, mostly that it is weird, overly sturdy or teeny. All these may well be true. I also have not executed the joins to the squares as beautifully as I might have liked to, but will persevere. This may be one of those cases where the second sock is a lot nicer than the first. But, I honestly predict that these will be wearable.

In the background is a great set of DVDs my son got me for my birthday. If you like the Who, try to find a copy.

I've stuck a picture of the finished Pink Ribbiness sock in here, too. They are soft and comfy. I wore the socks yesterday after work, and got lots of compliments. They are extremely bright, but very endearing. Sheri from the Loopy Ewe even said she liked it after I posted it to their site. It's always nice to see how one of the weird colorways you sell knits up!

Tuesday I had a bad day at work, so combined with lots of bus time, my upset lunchtime knitting, my first randomly generated sock grew very rapidly. Even though I had very little sock time yesterday (didn't ride the bus), I still got well into the gusset of the first sock--which I made longer than usual, too. These are not going to be exciting, since they are 3x1 rib (no, not Thuja--just the same rib pattern, but done at an entirely different gauge and using my own techniques for starting, heel, and toe).

I hope to work on something other than socks this weekend. I still DO need to finish the orange alpaca sweater so I can start on something more summery!

I do want to tell all my friends at Chicks with Sticks thank you for being there yesterday. I can't tell you how much it means to me to have a diverse group of women around who are kind to each other, supportive, and friendly, regardless of politics, religion or other factors. It's a refreshing change from other parts of my life. It's nice to feel like a valued member of a group. So, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you who was there!


  1. As I indicated on a previous comment, I like your pansey socks. Knit on!

  2. Thank YOU for being there too!! It's always good to see you. :-)

  3. The pansey sock is beautiful! Sorry that you had a rough day at work but glad you have people to turn to, that can make all the difference.


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