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what am I doing here?

in which susan proceeds to get caffienated and knit all day. if only I could get paid to drink coffee and knit... that would so be the shiz-knit.

one is the loneliest number...

hello, world! after much frustration (and cursing), I am proud to present elfine #1! isn't she pretty? I'm really excited about starting the second sock. I have yet to experience this "second sock syndrome" so many have complained of. instead, I find myself suffering from "she didn't know she was getting socks from me, so she won't be disappointed if I just keep them for myself syndrome". is this natural?I can hardly stand it! I keep wanting to put it on and admire how well it fits my foot and how pretty it is and how nice it'll look in my sock drawer... hm? what's that? oh, right. I don't get to keep it. sad. maybe I can just keep one? I feel like I'm giving up puppies for adoption or something. and everyone knows you can't break up puppy brothers, because that's just mean. and I don't want peta to come after me, so I guess I should just stay with the original plan to give these puppies away... I just hope they fit her as well as they do me, since her ankles are no where near as huge as mine...

so, after I managed to get the heel squared away, I returned to the twisted world of magic loop and managed to work my way up the leg by the end of last night. the weekend of camping sort of slowed down the progress... otherwise, I think I would have had #2 started by now. I subbed a k1p1 rib for the cuff instead of the garter stitch the pattern called for. I thought the ribbing would make for a snugger fit. and it took me a while to figure out a bind off that didn't make my head hurt and also was nice and stretchy. this one was easy! hooray for easy. and hooray for sock #2 - look out! here I come!

ps. how does one block lace socks?

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  • Blogger aija says so:
    2:26 PM  

    Pretty!

    I keep trying to block my lace socks (making wire hanger sock blockers) but every time I try to really "block" them (stretch them), my socks end uo too big :) Good luck, hope you get some good advice! top