Friday, August 17, 2007

Finished Object!

Thanks to a four hour wait at the free family planning clinic, I finished my daughter's socks.

No, it did not take me four hours to complete the little bit of knitting I had left on the second sock. I also got quite a bit of reading done (Perfume: the Story of a Murderer, by Patrick Suskind), which almost made the wait bearable. Almost.

To recap, these socks were knit with Seacoast Handpainted yarn, in the Autumn colourway, leftover from a pair of Jaywalkers I knit a while back (see sidebar). It took me a while to figure out the right measurements (I cast on 52 stitches, using 2.25mm needles and getting 8 stitches to the inch), but I think the end result is pretty good. I just hope they'll still fit her by the time it's cold enough to wear them!

Emilie, however, was not deterred by the warm weather. She came up with the perfect solution, and combined the best of both worlds! Wool socks and popsicles! Okay, obviously, I'm biased, but that picture cracks me up. She took them off a few minutes later and promptly requested that I now make her a sweater. Don't worry, sweetie, Mommy and the stash are waaaaay ahead of you.

In other news (or lack thereof), I haven't really gotten much knitting done. I've knit about half of clue 5 on my Mystery stole, but didn't do much last night as Philippe and I decided to watch a movie (Sunshine). I've given up on trying to get caught up (the final clue gets posted today), but am still really enjoying the project, so I'm working on it fairly exclusively in the evenings. Day-time knitting has been drastically reduced as of late, unfortunately, for while my son has started sleeping through his nights (sorry, Kate, hang in there!), he seems to think that day-time sleep is no longer necessary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, really, I'm delighted for you....maybe MY son and my upcoming son will both sleep through the night by the time baby #2 is the same age as Maxime? (and if you followed that, I congratulate you...I'm going to have a nap).
Beautiful socks - coordinating with the popsicle. Clever. What's the sweater going to be?