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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Knitting Olympics Day 6 - Good News and Bad News

First the Good News: I thought that 16 days of looking at 2 pairs of socks being knitted (possibly 3 pairs now) might wear on the nerves of even the most diehard knitter and I might drive away all of my blog readership. So, I asked my Mom - who is also doing the Knitting Olympics - to send me photos of her project. Just something to break up the monotony a little.

The Bad News: She's doing socks too! Here are the details: She's using Trekking XXL (color 28), size 1 needles, and she's using the same pattern I used for the Minkey/Tigger socks (Sensational Knitted Socks, 4 stitch repeat, Double Seed Stitch). She likes to use wooly nylon on the heel and foot of her socks to add strength to the sock. Also, I had given her a head's up that one skein of Trekking might not have enough yarn for a pair of socks for her since I only had a small bit left. (I have size 8 feet, her's are size 11 AAAA - long and narrow). She decided to make the toe and heel in a contrasting color and I think its going to look really great. Bonus Points: The colors in her yarn are the same colors as the Olympic Rings! Woo Hoo!Since we are getting blog fodder from outside sources today, here are some gratuitous pet photos from outside sources too! This is Barclay (AKA Broccoli) the dog and Shadow the Wool Eating Cat. They own my parents. Aren't they cute?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Kim said...

Awww, cute little friends. I want a cat so bad!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The socks are fabulous and I love the furries! That is a great picture of them. Mindy

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

I'm having a little trouble with the "wool eating cat" concept, sorry. ;-)

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Very pretty socks. I've really got to try some of that trekking sock yarn! The cat and dog are so cute.

8:38 AM  

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