February 17, 2005

Boxes and Soxes

I’ve sent the sweater off to my dad — according to the tracking information, which I’ve been checking obsessively (in spite of the fact I’ve never had a problem with Canada Post losing a package, I’m living in terror of such a thing happening right now) it was processed in Mississauga this morning at 10:37, so it might make it to him tomorrow — or, more likely, Monday. I can’t wait to see a picture of it on him!

In other news, I finished the second sock from the pink/blue/purple yarn. I’ve put the picture of the two socks into a popup, so that anyone who’s disturbed by non-matching socks (Stephanie?) can just not look. Because these are definitely fraternal, not identical, twins. In fact, they might just be kissing cousins… Here they are.

I’ve started another sock, this one from some yarn I dyed on the weekend; it’s various shades of blue, that I tried to get in a gradation so it went from lightest to darkest. That part worked ok — however, the separate parts of the skein, predictably, got very tangled, so I ended up having to cut the yarn repeatedly, resulting in many knots. But I like the resulting colours, which are somewhat accurately represented in this photo:


The sock is being knit on a new set of Lantern Moon dpns (2.5mm … I like the fabric better than the 3.25mm ones I was using for the first two socks) that I picked up last night at the SnB. They’re lovely, and the points are nice and sharp — but they weren’t cheap! They better last.

That’s all for now — I hope I’ll soon have a meaningful update on the grey sweater, which I’m still working away on.

Posted by Aven at February 17, 2005 01:16 PM

The socks are great Aven. The picture doesn’t do them justice!

Posted by: Dani at February 17, 2005 06:50 PM

Oooh. I love your “kissing cousins” socks. Will this next one be a third cousin (since it seems similar to the other two), or a whole new family? :)

Posted by: Cathy at February 18, 2005 09:29 AM

If they weren’t so beautifully knit and dyed I’d be out of my mind. Are the new needles wood?

Posted by: Stephanie at February 18, 2005 09:38 AM

Nice socks. Those needles look lovely. What are the made from?

I use bamboo ones (2.25mm) and I carry them around everywhere. I haven’t broke one yet—they’re surprisingly resilient.

Posted by: Steph at February 18, 2005 01:22 PM