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Friday, July 20, 2007

One Down, One to Go!

Last night I finished my first Sockapalooza Pal's sock (sock specifics in yesterday's entry). Now that I know how many rounds to work, the second sock should go faster (theoretically, anyway). I always forget that it's harder to knit socks for people who don't live in this house. It's hard enough to get the one's who do to sit still and check how a sock is fitting, but when you're knitting for someone you've never met, whose feet you've never seen, it's even harder. Since I always keep track of the number of rounds on the first sock (number of ribbing rounds, number of rounds to the heel flap, number of rows in the heel flap, number of rounds in the foot before the toe decrease), the second sock seems to go faster because I know how much farther I have to go in any given section.
I did some blog housekeeping yesterday and added yardage and specific yarn information to the stole patterns that didn't have it. I also changed the purchasing a bit. I added shopping carts so now you don't have to buy each pattern in an individual transaction - you can buy as many as you like in one transaction!
The other thing I did was add a link to last Friday's blog entry in the sidebar. I also put the phone number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline there - so that if you or someone you know ever needs it, there it is. Thanks for such a great response to Genesis last week. This is such a great, well thought out program and I appreciate that many of you have contributed with me to make sure that they can continue their programs and outreach!
Have a great weekend!



Blogger Peggy said...

Gorgeous sock!!!! Happy weekend and happier reading!!!!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for adding the Hotline to your sidebar! This is a safe and easy way for women to get the number. If an abuser is looking to see where she's been on the internet that day, "Pink Lemon Twist" won't cause any concern! YEAH!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Marji said...

Happy reading, although I suspect there will be tears involved. Barnes & Noble has shipped my book. It gets here tomorrow.

10:39 AM  
Blogger N. Maria said...

What a nice looking sock.
I knit some socks for a lady I didn't know just because I felt the need to. She got them and said they fit perfect! She has problems with her knuckles.

Thank you for your blog and your talent.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Arja L said...

I havent started the MS3 yet because my friend gave birth a little boy, just 1500g heavy. So he need lot a warm clothes now.
I think I get started MS3 in a few week from now.
The stole looks very beautyful.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous jennieknits said...

Melanie, I need some help. I just tried to purchase 3 of your lovely designs, but after I got through Paypal to the download screen, my browser crashed before I could download any of them. What do I do?? Please email me at jplaskett AT hotmail DOT com. I can give you the transaction ID or whatever you need. Thanks!

1:49 PM  

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