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Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Little More Sock

I'm past the heel flap and heel turn and working the gusset decreases!  There were also two hexipuffs created yesterday!  I had to get out the hexipuff pattern because I'd totally forgotten how to make a hexipuff, but now the pattern is in the hexipuff box so I can make them anytime!  As you can see, I'm playing with adding some muted/pastel color to the original all pale neutral color scheme.  Max approves, but he hasn't quite explored the possibilities of the hexipuffs - he was more interested in trying to steal my sock needles this morning.  I don't know if you can see it yet or not, but I'm doing the sole of the sock in stockinette and keeping the instep in the original stitch pattern.  The stitch pattern has some texture to it and I don't think it would be comfortable to walk on.

On a completely unrelated note, I have a question.  This summer Caleb got very excited when we found him a "Save the Narwhal" t-shirt.  I had never heard of a narwhal (and had to google the silly thing to find out if it was even a real animal -it is).  Yesterday we went to the middle school (how did this happen?) to get Caleb's schedule and get school stuff.  On the front cover of the agenda (designed for the school by one of the students last year) are, among other things, three narwhals.  Then, innocently wandering through Ravelry, I find these - Narwhal Mittens.  So for the love of sheep, can someone please explain what is up with all the narwhals?  They're everywhere!

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Anonymous Eunice said...

My kids had an ABC pop out book when they were little. N was for narwal and Q was for quetzal. I still remember them.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Midj said...

I just finished the body of a narwhal pattern from dangercrafts.etsy.com. I'm not attaching the horn as I just needed a regular whale but a google search shows many patterns out there...

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from Chicago, which is home to the wonderful Natural History Field Museum. Down in the lower level in the lunchroom/vending area there are 2 narwhals on display. We always eat lunch there and look at the narwhals. They are freaky, but great.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Maybe narwhals are the new owls?

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I wonder if the schools are looking for the unusual or if they focus on endangered species. When my daughter was in grade school, the big focus was on manatees. I'd never heard of them before that!

12:46 PM  
Blogger MamaSue said...

The first time I remember seeing a narwhal was on the 2003 movie "Elf." As Buddy is leaving the North Pole, he says good-bye to his various friends; "Good-bye, Mr. Narwhal" prompted Internet searches and numerous iterations of the phrase.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

I think that Narwhals are funny but cool. Never seen one out of a book but still ..... don't know why they are popular now .. maybe they ARE looking for endangered species to focus on.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Merry Karma said...

I think it's that phenomenon that once you learn or hear about something previously unknown to you, it just seems to pop up everywhere all of the sudden...

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Judy L said...

Unicorns that swim? Imagine the possibilities!

10:01 AM  

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