Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sock time

The closets are full of leftover metal hangers from the dry-cleaners. Of course in my copious spare time I had to finally sit down and make a pair of sock blockers.

Sock blockers

Very easy! Can you imagine a closet full of these? All the socks hanging there, waiting? I'm almost tempted to do it, although I do have that nice box to keep socks in.

I've also been working on the Pomatomus socks.


It finally seems like I'm getting somewhere, especially after I ripped out the first one after finishing it, down to weaving in the ends and everything. But there are still problems.

Pomatomus toe

This is what the toe looks like if you follow the pattern. Not cool, especially for my wide feet. And to add insult to injury, it's too short. So I'll be ripping it out and re-doing it.

Now, do I bring these and finish them while I sit in line and wait for the iPhone tomorrow? Or should I just take a book instead? I'm afraid the Bayerische socks would be too involved, and I'm not sure I want to start an entirely new project at this point. It doesn't help that I have to be ready to run home and jump on a plane as soon as we (hopefully) are able to get one of the phones. (It's not for me, I'm sitting in line as a proxy for somebody who actually has a Real Job. Gosh, wish I had one of those....)

The kitchen is a huge mess... I'll show you why at a later time, but now I have to go fight the stacks of dirty stuff.


Yarn Mama... said...

Congrats on Graduating! Good Job! So sad you won't be in knitting group, but wish you well in finding another group in Virginia who loves to knit! I'm so glad to see your posts! You are so talented and I aspire to be as good as you are. I also wish you good luck in waiting for the IPhone. I would love to have it in the same size as my Ipod, 80GB. Then it would be worth it to buy it. Hopefully the person you're buying it for loves it!

Dove Knits said...

I'm dying to make Bayerische.

Also, I've tried to make the sock blockers from hangers, but they were too small. Hrm.