Saturday, December 29, 2007

FO & A Birthday (or several)

I’m still feeling up and down with this flu. One minute not so bad and next coughing up green…nah, you don’t want to hear my whining and whingeing. Too boring, even for me to type. Today we have yet another pair of socks finished! This is Pair Number 21 for the year (if you could the Purple Elephant Slippers, which really are knit like socks but larger). Nearly one pair every two weeks — a personal best. Doesn’t matter if several were small because the really big ones balanced them out.

EvenMorePink Socks

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!


Sharon in Surrey said...

I think those socks turned out pretty darned good! I'm sure Kiki will be delighted.

Silk said...

Happy New Year Louisa, i do enjoy your blog...hope your flu is better...Hugs Sheila

Jasmine Weaver said...

Hope you are all better and getting the New Year off to a great start. I love the things on your blog - the sweater ornament is so cute - makes me wish I could knit.