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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Knitting Olympics Day 7 - 3 socks done!

I've finished the First Pair of Socks! AND...I've finished the first of the second pair! (I'll post photos of all the finished socks - blocked and beautiful - at the end of the Olympics. A Parade of Socks for Closing Ceremonies!) These are the River Rapid Socks from Sockbug. Her patterns are all listed in the sidebar of the blog. I'm knitting these in more of the Knitpicks Dye Your Own sockweight yarn. I started the socks on size 2 needles as the pattern calls for, but I realized that they were a little loose, so when I started the heel flap I switched to size 1's. This way the foot will be snug the way I like and the leg of the sock will be looser, which doesn't bother me (a loose foot would bother me though). As you can see, I barely started the second sock of the pair last night. This is a great pattern and I cannot really explain how much I love this heel flap. Instead of slipping stitches in rows, you alternate rows for the slipped stitches and you get this wonderful checked design on the heel flap!

Thanks for all the comments about my Mom's socks and her furr babies! I'm sure she got a kick out of them.

In other family news, I just found out that Mindy (sister in Law Extraordinaire) is doing MADD Strides For Change. She works for MADD and goes around to the schools and colleges in the Dallas area educating kids about alcohol, its effects on your mind, and the damage that drinking and driving can do. The amount of miles she puts on her car every week driving all over the Metroplex area is huge. If you go to the link above you can see a picture of Mindy, my brother -Rick (he's not dancing this time), and their beautiful boys Jack and Stephen. There's a link on the page if you want to support her in this walk. I know she would just love it, even if you only donate $5! She doesn't know I'm putting her site on the blog today so let's completely surprise her and blow her goal out of the water! This is going to a great cause and one that often gets overlooked.


Blogger Alison said...

Wow, you're moving right along!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug Melanie! I am hopeful that Jack and Stephen will win the Top Dog prize! Mindy

10:29 AM  

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