Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Yes indeedy...a FO!
Pattern: Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Needles: Knitpicks size 1
This pattern looks similar to Cookie's Pomatomus, or as is said in Hawaii "same, but different". Chris, enabler that she is, roused some of the Aloha Knitters to knit this very attractive sock. They're mine!!! The only mod I made was to stop the instep at row 5 of the pattern so they would fit my "round" feet.
At the rate I'm knitting these days, it may be my first and last entry for Summer of Socks 2007 (and it may be disqualified as SOS hasn't really started yet)
I stepped outside this am to photograph the pineapple WIP and found the white orchid in full bloom. It is a wild orchid that has started to establish itself around the yard. With that many blooms I noticed the fragrance is incredibly strong. Maybe too strong! It is a delicate transient bloom. The purple wisteria and the ornamental bleeding heart was also in bloom. I'm not sure if they are the true wisteria and bleeding heart, but that's what I call them.
The decluttering efforts have resumed. I have one garbage bag full of trash and moved the rubber stamp table to the sewing room to use as a cutting table. I faced up to the fact that stamping and fimo are two crafts that are best left to others. True to form though, the stamps are not in the Goodwill bag yet. I have a collection of screws and computer cables that I just can't seem to get rid of and also lots of little knick knacks, like macaroni angels, bobby pin flowers, and such. Since they were gifts, it's hard to let them go. And of course, there is always the risk I'll buy them back at the thrift store.
Thanks for all the kind words about my Tweedy. I miss his cheerful green little presence.