Saturday, January 24, 2009

127 Days

That's the official countdown to the start of our 'Dorks in Forks' tour. 18.142857 weeks. 3048 hours, give or take, depending on how on time the flights are, and not counting shuttling to and from airports. I'm taking sock knitting, of course. Possibly a variant on this bit of mindlessness...
Seen above, one of the trial skeins of the Clementine's Dry Goods custom colorway. "Air Kiss" is knitting up fantastic. Nice melding of colors, no barber-pole effect; the only pooling of color has been around the gusset decreases. I love Lorna's Laces sock yarn. This sock is a basic pattern, to showcase the dye job. 72 stitches on 2mm needles. I haven't called the order in yet, finances being weird right now, what with someone using the store's Visa (missing since the 17th) to buy porn online. My bank is taking care of it, but I can't help but think I'd have noticed it sooner if I weren't stoned from lack of sleep. Perhaps by Monday all will be sorted out and I can get with the craftyness that is Lorna's Laces to get things rolling on the two custom colors. ("Smooches, Pooches" is the pinky version of the above yarn.) Fun stuff.

Here's more fun stuff. Thimbleanna made us pincushions... filled with lizard litter. I know. I giggle every time I go all stabbity with the pins. Probably several customers have pondered the odd behavior of the nutjob wielding the rotary blade as their fabrics are cut. It's just one of those odd factoids that pleases me muchly. I love it. Thanks, Anna!

Here's a candid of eldest child knitting her second sock. I made her put Sock-the-First on her foot. And yes, those would be size eight Docs on her feet. She's thirteen... and short. Can someone please 'splain how this is possible? However, the knitting is happening, and I don't even have to beg, plead, or wheedle. Sometimes kids are awesome. Another sock knitter at Becher Haus. I may have to guard the stash. Or bribe her to help me get through it faster.

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p.s. Bank just called. Problem solved. They rock. *whew*


gaylen said...

Love the sock knitting prodigy :} she's lovely - her father must be very handsome ;}

Your sock is also fabulous. You are a horrible, horrible woman. I may have to send money and have sock yarn hide in your suitcase. g

daywoods2 said...

Okay, so I can't sew.... If you sold them, I would so buy a lizard litter pincushion. That rocks!

Thimbleanna said...

Um're not excited about that trip are you??? Man, that pincushion looks all wonky -- throw it around a little and beat it into shape! And how AWESOME is it that your daughter is knitting socks??? SHE rocks!!!

BTW, that custom sock yarn was a topic of discussion among the quilty peeps and I on the way home last week -- we'll take three pair of socks worth. Serious. Hold it for us. Or bill us. Or something!

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