Friday, January 16, 2009

Finishing objects

I meant to post on Wednesday, because I actually had something new to show you, and because I knew that I wasn't going to post yesterday. Alas, Wednesday went by a lot faster than I'd expected somehow (the space/time continuum never quite works the way I think it will -- am I the only one who has this problem?), and yesterday wasn't a day for posting, so here we are.

First, I've finished a pair of the languishing socks. I finished them on Tuesday night, in fact, hence the plans to post on Wednesday. These are Anne's Woodsmoke socks, knitted in STR lightweight from last year's sock club, in the colorway Lucky. I used size one needles. Love, love, love these socks. If only winter would come back so that I can wear them...
Aren't they fun? The textures are so deep and rich; I tend to think that these could be guy socks, too, depending on the guy.
Even the heels have all kinds of good things going on.
Hooray for beautiful, finished socks!

I promptly cast on for the second Kicking Leaves sock (Ravelry link), and by now I've finished the leg and turned the heel. It should be smooth sailing from here, and I expect to have them done tonight, or by tomorrow at the latest. Younger Daughter is very excited to have them nearing completion, and Older Daughter is starting to make little inquiring noises about when it's going to be her turn. I figure that as soon as I finish the conference socks (the last of my three unfinished pairs), I can start some for her and for Rick. Unless I decide to give Older Daughter the conference socks, which would probably be the right thing to do, but I adore that yarn, and have not been able to find another skein of it available anywhere. I called the yarn store where I bought it in Berkeley. I called the dyer for heaven's sake. No go. There's a skein of it for sale on Ravelry, but it's in a different colorway, and part of the charm of that yarn for me is the colors, so... We'll see. In any case, here's the progress on Younger Daughter's socks.
Clearly, green is a theme around here.

Yesterday was an absolutely fabulous day. It was so fabulous in fact that I completely forgot to take any pictures, so you'd better go here to see what happened (down at the bottom of the Point Loma post; don't forget to look at all of the glorious pictures of Point Loma on your way down the page). Anne and Kim (sadly blogless) and Nan (newly not blogless) all converged on my house yesterday morning. Nan arrived bearing the most yummy cinnamon rolls I have had in a long time. We sat and knitted and talked and talked and ate and knitted, and had a wonderful morning. Tilly even mostly behaved (a miracle of epic proportions). Then we went to lunch at the Stone Brewery, where the weather was so lovely that we could sit outside and enjoy the fresh air (and since we were in the shade, I even got to wear the kimono). A trip to the LYS of which I so often speak finished up a perfect day. Thanks, guys, for coming all of this way and for the wonderful company!

Today is a quiet day, and I am planning to spend some time in my front yard working on that second sock. Tilly has gone down the driveway to play with our neighbor's dog (seriously, when we're all home, they send their dog up the driveway for playdates; we share a very long driveway that is actually an easement through several properties, so the dogs are safe and have lots of room to run -- we're happy because they come home completely worn out!), and I have already gone to swim laps today, so no-one's in need of exercising or anything else. The weather looks like this:
and I think I should take advantage while I can.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely socks :)
And don't even start me on the question of time, space and so on,,,

Rachel said...

oopps that was me, I just clicked something too fast, sorry about that!

FUZZARELLY said...

Lovely weather here, too! Down to zero last night. Got to use the 2 knit afghans, plus socks, plus sweater, plus gloves, plus hat.

Mary Lou said...

I don't think I'll be sitting outside knitting. I have 4 dudes blowing insulation into the sidewalls of the house. It's warmed up to 3.6F. Woo hoo

Miss 376 said...

I blinked on Tuesday and then it was Friday! I love the socks and it's cold enough here for them. The colours of both pairs are absolutely gorgeous

Carrie K said...

Those woodsmoke socks are really lovely, they're tempting me into trying to knit a pair again.

Looks good there! I'd knit outside just for the view.

As for the time thing? All I can say is TGIF.

Gwen said...

Where's the rain?! I want rain! (despite enjoying lovely warm sunny weekend days at the beach, or the other beach, which are all usually nice and frigid during the summer)

Beautiful socks of course! And just my colours...

I find it interesting you did not mention the blueberry muffins, unless I read wrong. The fun of reading blogs of people who've just seen each other!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful socks. I used to not wear green (or brown, orange, yellow) but have found over the past couple of years that I can wear some greens, browns, and yellows...but I'll just start keeping an eye out for something yummy in greens, I think. Today was a wool hat, mitten, cowl, sweater, and socks day here in SW VA(plus long-sleeved t, pants, long underwear bottoms and shoes. 3 deg. F when I got up about 7 a.m., up to probably 14 or 15 deg. F, and now back down to 9 or 10 deg. F. Projected low of minus 1 tonight. Come visit and bring the socks!

kim said...

Hi Jocelyn!!!!! Didn't we have a GREAT day yesterday???? Thanks so much for making me feel welcome. It was great getting together. We need to split that BLT more often!!!! Hope the guineas are feeling love from the girls, and tell the doggies howdie for me!
Love Kim

Willow said...

What a wonderful week you've had. Our weather has been almost TOO warm. (DID I just write that?!) I plan to spend some time before Tuesday playing in the garden. I hope it includes sitting looking at the garden while holding knitting needles.

Lynne said...

I read other US blogs and it's cold, cold, cold! We are hot, hot, hot! Your weather sounds perfect!

Those Woodsmoke Socks are g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

As for the yarn you love: keep it; Older Daughter can wait a bit longer - patience is a good character trait to learn! LOL

Bea said...

Very pretty woodsmoke socks. Love the heels. Love the socks for Younger Daughter too. Very pretty. Playing in the drive sounds like so much fun. Can my dogs join yours?

Marianne said...

Once again, I'm playing 'catch up'. I did see your loveliness on Anne's blog before I came over. :^)
LOVE your Kimono (fabulous photos!), all these gorgeous socks.. you've been Busy!
Aaah, your back yard, the green and sunshine, sigh. Happy Sigh. Enjoy your day!

Kristina said...

Those socks are beautiful! And the kimono in your previous post is very inspiring :-)

whitknits said...

Gorgeous socks! I love those greens, too.

Definitely no outdoor knitting for me...we've been having negative temps!

twinsetellen said...

The socks aren't the only green things around here - I am tinged green with envy, at the weather, at your lovely day with the knitters, at the tired dogs. :-)

KnitNana said...

The socks are terrific! And I enjoyed reading Anne's post about your visit...What fun!
(((Hugs)))

fiberjoy said...

Your Friday morning with friends sounds perfect!

That colorway (Lucky) is great with the woodsmoke pattern.

Alwen said...

We are having enough winter that I'm willing to share.

Beautiful socks, and I love the texture and the green.

EGunn said...

How does time get away like that? It seems like the Tuesday-to-Friday gap is always some kind of negative time; I swear things get undone sometimes!

I love the socks (and especially the colors!). Anne's patterns are always so beautiful.

Jessica said...

Those green cable-y socks are fantastic. Beautiful job.