Whew I am so glad. I'm always so glad when I finish a pair of socks. Seems like I'm always up against a deadline with them. Not always but it's certainly not unusual.
I have to start by saying: Sock Pal, if you're looking - time to close the browser window. I'm gonna show a picture. Go. Now. Come back when your package has arrived. :)
To give my SockapalOOOza Pal time to leave, I'll show this cute picture of Emeline. You know how she LOVES to read. I've mentioned before that she reads my sock pattern books. Yesterday I got a big ol' box of knitting books from Amazon! WooHoo! Wendy! Nancy Bush! Yarn Harlot! Yippee!! I'm in knitting book Heaven - really. It's just crazy. And imagine my surprise when Emeline will NOT put down... no... not a colorful Nancy Bush sock knitting book... No... not the Wendy Knits book with lovely photos of Wendy and Christine and someone else who I'm guessing could be L-B but I really don't know. Noooo... Emeline will not let this book leave her hands:
There aren't even any pictures in there! It's very funny to me. I haven't even had time to do anything but quickly flip through these books because I was working fast and furious on SOCKS.
Okay, Sock Pal gone? People, I did something so stupid. I was doing a really great job of commenting on my pal's blog and emailed her every once in a while. Blah blah blah. Tuesday morning (the sock exchange mailing deadline for those who don't know) I wrote her and said, Oh I'm so sorry I'm not quite finished but I'll be sending your socks later this week. She wrote back and was so sweet and said it's okay, blah blah blah. I wrote back one more time and said *something* (don't even remember what) and signed the email (Laura) and sent it off. Signed it. Sent it off. Of course I realized my fatal error about one milisecond after hitting SEND. CARP. FUG. I ruined it. I revealed my identity. I wrote back real quick one more time and in her reply she said Oh, too bad for you there aren't any other Lauras who weren't finished yet!! (names on the list were highlighted in red when the person finished) heh So I blew it. Oh well. I won't tell who she is until she gets the socks. They should be in the mail tomorrow.
And here's the sock porn. I never say the word porn on my blog. People intentionally misspell it all the time so that..... what.... they won't get unwanted hits on their blog? Won't show up in Google searches? Won't get spam comments? I've never had a spam comment even one time. I've also never said "porn" on my blog even one time. Not sure the reason why people do this. Let's test fate and say it one more time: sock porn.
Pattern: 72 stitches, long-tail cast-on, Basic Cable socks, Eye of Partridge heel (Sensational Knitted Socks pg 52), Round Toe (Sensational Knitted Socks pg 86-87), kitchener 10 stitches for toe instead of drawing thread through stitches and pulling closed.
Yarn: Knitpicks Dye-Your-Own; my colorway "Spice" created especially for this swap
Needles: Addi Turbo US1 (2.5mm I think) 40" - Magic Loop method, one at a time.
So life goes on now that the special socks are finished for my pal. Back to some yarn dyeing. I've been thinking of doing some pink and purple. Earlier today I got an email from someone who said they'd love me to do some pink and purple. Any other suggestions? Should I make pink and purple stripe? Variegated? Striped patterning? Gimme some ideas please. I've been having fun coming up with stuff that (to my surprise) you love (like Dogs Steal Yarn and Spice) but maybe I need to be asking if there's anything your heart desires and I just don't realize it? I'd love to hear some suggestions. And no, it wouldn't commit you to buying it. :)
By the way, there's still one skein of Spice available in my shop. Have a nice evening!