The never-ending parade of socks on and off the needles continues around here. I have no news on the Sock Wars front – my target hasn’t received hers yet, and I’m still working my way down the list of targets beyond her to send me some unfinished socks. The last person I talked to is stationed at the US embassy in Beirut, and was going to mail her socks off today. She’s not sure when she’ll actually be killed since she can’t get her incoming mail what with the Hezbollah roadblocks keeping traffic from the airport. Yikes. That is one of the cool things about these exchanges. I never would have gotten to exchange e-mails with this very nice lady in such an interesting situation otherwise.
As for my assassin, I haven’t heard from her in several days either, but she’s still listed as alive in the database. Tick, tick, tick…will just have to wait and see for now.
In the mean time, I continue my dependency on plain stockinette socks for on-the-go knitting. I took them all out for a little field trip yesterday when we were at the park for our playdate…
Starting at the bottom, the Regia Silk stripe socks that I just finished, then the Opal ones that have been hanging around as backup because I’m not so in love with the colors, and then on top the skein of Meilenweit cotton-wool-nylon yarn that I was getting ready to cast on with next. I had a horribly hard time picking which skein of cotton-blend to knit next because they were pretty much all sitting there begging. I finally did the eenie-meenie-minie-moe trick to select this one.
I knit well up the cuff of one of the Opal socks while I was teaching a class today, and managed to split the new ball into halves and cast on for one late last night.
Here’s the glamor shot of the blue stripe socks.
I loved this project. I love knitting with this Regia Silky yarn – it is so smooth and soft. I love the stripes. I love the way they feel on my feet. I used two 50-gram skeins with just a little bit left over from each, but I have size-11 feet and like my cuffs longish. I do tend to knit loosely, and I used this pair of socks to try out my Addis in US size 0000. I loved those too – will definitely be using them for more socks in the future when the yarn is on the thin side of fingering.
Moving on to a quick dose of the cute kids – Julie had her pre-school end-of-year concert on Thursday. Unlike her holiday concert, when she absolutely refused to even step on the platform with the other kids, she participated fully this time and seemed to have a lot of fun.
I let her put on a pretty-pretty dress, and of course Sophie wanted to dress up too then. So we took some pictures…
The songs the kids did were hilarious. I got several of them on video, but for tonight I’ll share just one. The video and sound quality are poor, but you’ll get the idea.