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Friday, July 28, 2006

We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

TA DA! My 20th pair of socks this year. These are the Spey Valley Socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. I resized them to fit Mickael's big, manly feet. They are knit on US 1.5's from Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Ultra in Charcoal. I used 3 skeins. I'm happy with the way they turned out and he seems happy to have them. (He's well trained and knows to act thrilled, whatever I knit him.) I want to knit these socks again in a lighter colored yarn for myself, just so I can see the pattern on the leg better. The design of the sock is pretty, but I just can't get a good picture of the stitch pattern section - the yarn is too dark.

Thanks for all the complements on the puppy. We're all so excited around here, its ridiculous. I appreciate the tips to help with crate training. Mickael was raised with dogs and I got my first dog in Junior High, but neither of us has ever crate trained a dog. Either it wasn't being done very much, or it was only done by trainers and without the Internet, no one else knew about it. I'm excited about doing it and I think it will make the whole housebreaking experience easier on all of us.

I hope everyone has a great weekend - enjoy the cooler weather California! I'll be back Tuesday.


Blogger Kat said...

Wow 20 pairs! You have major sock knitting prowess. I love seeing all the cool socks you produce. It inspired me to keep knitting socks after my olympic pair.

7:48 AM  
Blogger knitalittle said...

Crate training is the way to go. I don't think I'll ever go back to the old way. The crate becomes the puppy place and that place is hands off to people. Have fun :)

9:00 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

The puppy is adorable and so sweet looking! congrats!

20 pairs of socks? WOW Melanie! I'm really impressed! Way to go!

California is blissfully chillin'. It actually got cool enough last night for me to wake up and need a light blanket! ;)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mikki said...

Melanie, Have you heard about sock wars? See http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com for info. I think you'd be great at it.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These socks are really amazing! I keep seeing so many fantastic patterns out of the Nancy Bush books, I'll definitely have to get them all NOW :)

1:23 AM  

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