Monday, July 09, 2007

A Sock-tacular Victory

I am pleased to inform you that the socks did indeed get finished in time. I am somewhat less pleased to inform you that the socks got finished just before 3:00 this morning. (Yesterday was a less than focused knitting day. Much to my chagrin.) Then they had to be washed. Did I mention that I have to be at work by 7:00 a.m. each morning?

While I was gathering up some things to put in the wash with the socks, they decided to frolic in the houseplants. (This was the best I could manage at 3:00 a.m. for the standard frolicking-in-the-grass picture.)

The man attached to the only pair of male feet in my house was sleeping quite soundly when I finished the socks. So soundly, in fact, that he asked me after he woke up this morning if I had finished them or if I just gave up. Later I will show him this picture of his feet modeling the socks.
When I got up at 5:37 to get ready for work, I went to the dryer but the socks weren't quite dry yet. I fashioned up some make shift sock blockers based on this tutorial and put them in my car to dry/block. (Luckily it is supposed to be 415 degrees F (212 degrees C) here today, so they should be plenty dry.)

Also, I think I found a purpose for the felted foot bag I made a while back. Remember it? I think it will make a nifty gift bag for handknit socks.

Thank you all SOOOO much for your good knitting vibes and encouraging words. It is amazing what knitters can do - - even from miles and miles away. Thanks for your help!

The Quote That Was Meant to Go With the Previous Post:

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost, from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Today's Quote:

"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." -Robert Service


RobynR said...

woot! Knew you could do it!

Dr. B. said...

Woo hoo!! Congrats! The socks look great. I hope your surgeon is appreciative of the hard work!

(I've been so behind on my blog reading and just now catching up. So sorry to have missed out on the chance to cheer you on.)

RC said...


now can we start our toe uppers??? (whiney me)

Cathy said...

Awesome Socks! I love the color and the way they came out! :)

Kniterella said...

Congrats! I knew you would do it. Your socks look great and what a wonderful gift!

Hope your appt. went well.

marit said...

Great work:-)

Charity said...

You did it! Good for you! :0) They look awesome.

Jessica said...

Yay for the socks!! That is hilarious that your husband modeled the socks but didn't even know it!! And the bag is SO. CUTE. as a gift bag for socks. What a great idea! Hope your ankle is doing wonderfully!

EnnaVic said...

Wow - the socks came out great :) I can't believe your husband slept through you putting them on him!

And the bag is utterly gorgeous!

Well done you!