Sunday, August 2, 2009

That's Why...............

Have not been doing much knitting the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to enjoy the summer. Think dark freckles and sunburn! I did finish up the first weesock, and am
thrilled with how tall they came out My goal was to use as much yarn as possible, so I
did not worry if my stripes were exactly 3 or 4 rows.... The 2nd one is almost ready
to start the heel. The pattern is Wendy Johnson basic toe up sock.

Joe had a family reunion last week so I took my socks to knit. The girls all ooohhheed and ahhheedddd over them. Aunt Norma is learning to knit so we had some nice conversations.

Toward the end of the evening I went and sat by Joe who was drinking beer and he
was chatting with some other macho men relatives.
I pulled out the sock :

Macho Cousin: you knit? how old are you? you're going to do that here?

Macho Friend: eeewwwww

Joe: yea, isn't it great. She makes me socks made out of bamboo and my feet don't
sweat. The wool ones are even better.

Macho Cousin: You wear that stuff?

Joe: oh, yea, its way better than anything you can buy at the store.

Macho friend: (looks at Joe like he has two heads)

Macho cousin: Would you were those stripy things?

Joe: Absolutely, if they were my size. I would wear anything she makes me.
I love all of it.

Macho friend: Looks at Joe like his two heads just grew antlers.....

......and that's why, I'll keep him a little longer, and make him anything his heart desires!


Ruth finished up a pair of nice socks.
The yarn is Rainbow Sock Yarn, handspun by Terry Heese, colorway Gnomie Toes. She bought it from her shop Bizyhands on Etsy. It is a superwash merino. The pattern is
Bird of Paradise which is from Sundara yarns sock club from 2 or 3 years
ago. It is a k3, p2 rib with the middle knit stitch slipped every other
row. Very simple so the yarn would star.

She is taking a little break from her Aestlight shawl.

Martha has finished the final version of the sock. It looks a little
Cookieish huh? She made a diamond on the top of the foot.
I am just about done and it uses the same
patterns, only different, that her sweater used. I used Tofutsies
She is using the same patterns she used in EmmaLouise's sweater
that she recently finished.....

Rain rain go away,come again another day. We had some garden damage last week due to all of of the rain. The corn was totally knocked down. It has spung itself back up,but now its crooked.

Have a wonderful, summery, safe, knitful, week.

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