For: Granddaughter KiKi
Begun: December 20, 2007
Completed: December 28, 2007
Yarn: Sisu, 80% wool/20% nylon, 160 m = 50 g, colour 1001, dyed with acid dye in tiny amounts of 3 shades of red.
Needles: Clover Takumi 5” dpns, 2 mm.
Pattern: Modified Basic Socks on 56 sts, cuffs 2/2 ribbed for 3”, heel stitch flap, foot 4.75” before toe, dec to 6 sts each needle, dog-ear reduction. Completed socks are 6.25” long.
Comments: I didn’t do the ruffle this time because I just wanted to get going on the socks. Should have read what I did last time and reduced the toe another 2 rounds however. They would have been a smidgen longer then. Oh well, these should fit for another couple of years unless she puts on a really big growth spurt. Knitting stretches.
We also have my grandson Stargazer’s First Birthday today!!!! Yay!!!! Plus it’s also my brother The Sergeant-Major’s and my friend Cathie’s birthday as well. Very popular day it seems. Hippo Birdies Two Ewes! Hippo Birdies Two Ewes! (Be very grateful you can’t hear me sing. I can barely talk without squeaking! Or coughing.) Unfortunately I’m not going to see them today but will on New Year’s Day at my sister’s house. You know, it’s lucky so far I haven’t left a trail of folks with the flu in my wake so I keep getting invited to family gatherings. For some reason they want me, germs and all. Go figure! I’m not much of a party animal though I do try to be sociable while popping Advils and sniffling into tissues. I just hope they don’t end up regretting being kind to the sick Damselfly. Just remember — S’not My Fault!