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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Taffy Stripes Socks, Done!

One nice thing about having your schedule get crazy, you can still knit small projects! Of course at Pink Lemon Twist, small projects refers to socks and yesterday I finished knitting my Taffy Stripes socks. To recap, the yarn was handspun by my Sockapaloooza Sock Pal Regina, then she handdyed it so it would be self striping. I love the way these socks came out. As you can see, I was able to get the socks to match until somewhere around the heel, then things started changing. For some reason, it really cracks me up that the part of the sock that will be hidden in my shoe decided to do its own thing and not match, while the top parts, the parts the world will see, match perfectly. Thank you again, Regina for such a wonderful Sockapaloooza experience. I can't wait to sign up for Sockapaloooza 4!

On a completely non knitting/spinning/fibery note, I have to talk about groundhogs today. I love groundhogs. I don't know why, just that they're cute, fuzzy, and look like something that you could really hug on - right up until it freaks out and rips your head off - this is why I haven't tried hugging on one. There is a ground hog that lives near the park and rec department here and I see him some afternoons as I'm running errands. For some reason they like to munch on weeds next to roads so you can see them when you drive (mostly they do stay out of the road - which is good). I don't think we had groundhogs in the South or if we did, they didn't hang out near the roads the way the Virginia groundhogs do. I love that such a cute animal has its own holiday too and really isn't Groundhog Day the kind of holiday that everyone can celebrate? No matter what your religion, political stance, race, socioeconomic level, or feelings about acrylic yarn, you can get behind Groundhog Day. I mean, seriously, what's not to love about an animal who can do all that and looks cute eating weeds by the roadside?


Anonymous Nanc said...

Those socks are awesome! I love the stripey goodness of them! (Hee - my self-dyed, self-striping yarn is doing the same thing... it matched up until the heel, then phewey.)

As for groundhogs... um. Okay. I guess I never really thought to much about 'em. And more or less winter doesn't mean a thing in TX.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

I do love those socks!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Those socks are beautiful.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Here's what's wrong with groundhogs: when you look outside your window and see one chewing contentendly on the plants in your vegetable garden. The vegetable garden that is carefully surrounded by chicken wire to keep groundhogs out. Said groundhog, startled by sound of yelling, takes off and squeezes THROUGH tiny small chicken wire opening! Argh!
Fabulous socks, by the way!!!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Pennie said...

i like the socks . .. neat blog too.

7:03 PM  

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