Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Two Pair Down, A Million To Go

Remember this? I have recovered somewhat and two of those pairs of socks can no longer claim monkey-on-my-back status. Behold:

The yarn is Trekking colorway 100, and the pattern is Toe Jazz from Fiber Trends, with a flat toe instead of a split toe to wear them with flip-flops. Brenda, you'll notice that these socks are in no way identical. I think Trekking does that on purpose.

The yarn is Lana Grossa and I can't remember the colorway. The pattern is from Sensational Socks, but I don't remember which one because I had to return the book to the library ages ago. Brenda, you'll notice that these socks are almost identical. At least in this post I'm only halfway neurotic. Right?

Both pairs were gifted this afternoon at lunch to two of my goodest friends from my former place of employment. Both Kimmie and Leslie have been incredibly supportive to me, not just while I worked there, but especially after I was let go. So to both of you, thanks again for everything.

So what should I start now? (Don't you DARE answer that! I know you know how many works-in-progress I already have! Shame on you for even thinking about something new! Or wait... shame on me!)

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A few comments about the comments:

* Joy, fingerless mittens are for people like me who don't have any dexterity while wearing mittens, can't stand to have their fingers trapped in gloves, yet still want to keep their hands somewhat warm in the winter. It's okay if you don't get it.

* GraceGirl, I think you've got something there. Sounds to me like you've thought about it enough that you could do a thesis on the monkey v. tiger argument. I'll always vote monkey. You can use me in your bibliography.

* A long time ago I said something about a prize for the 500th comment. That's still true. This is the last time I'm going to mention it until it happens. We're within 100 comments.

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The birthday sweater was a success. Thanks for posting the pictures, Morgan! Go check out her blog for more photos from the 4th birthday.

When I was little, I had an aunt who would send a little something for me on Sean's birthday, and a little something for Sean on my birthday. So the little guy in Washington got a knitted ball to play with while he watches big sister ride her new bike. Good times.

5 comments:

Leone said...

Ohmigoodness that sweater is so cute! Eek! I feel like I will forever be knitting toques and scarves right now (Xmas presents) but soon, soon the sock shall be mine! And by be mine, I mean I will knit another pair. Maybe I shouldn't leave comments this early in the morning. Where's my coffee?

Leone said...

I cannot find that toque pattern in knitty- am I not looking hard enough? the shedir one....

Kimmie said...

Thanks again, Brookley, for the awesome socks! I have never had a pair of hand-knit socks and I'm going to treasure them forever and ever. I'm only wearing them inside with sweatpants and slippers on cold Sunday afternoons so as to preserve them - I have it all planned out! We love you!

theGracegirl said...

Hey, I thought you might like to know that you have an impact here in WA! A couple stories:

About two weeks ago, Maggie was in the Sunday School class I was helping in, and the teacher was trying to teach the kids the song "Only A Boy Named David." She got to the line "Only a little brook..." and a hand popped up. She said, "Yes, Maggie?" Maggie enthusiastically exclaimed, "I have an Annie Grook!" The teacher couldn't exactly make that out and said, "No, honey, not a book. A brook." I said, "No, she means she has an Auntie Brooke. Brooke is her Aunt's name." We all had a good laugh about that.

And the other day, I was filling in for some Bible study childcare, and there was a little girl named Brooke there. I kept calling her "Brookely." I thought, "Why in the world am I calling her that? Oh, it's the Drunken Monkey!"

Brenda said...

I am so proud of you for making an unidentical pair of socks. And not freaking out about it. You didn't freak out right?