Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Panda Wool Socks and Scary Stuff


Completed these last night.
Made with Panda Wool (bamboo & wool) I obtained at SWAK in Guthrie while I was on FreeWheel (cross-state bike ride) this year.

I picked a stitch pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks and did a short rolled (stockinette) edge instead of ribbing and varied the heel for a wide heel.
I knit one sock on Turbos and one sock on bamboo circulars--magic loop both. I like the metal turbos better, that sock went a LOT faster.

BOO! HA--happy halloween. Changing the FONT every few words is about as scary as I'm gonna get today--how sad.


I'm living vicariously again.

Meredith and her friends are being TROLLS today. I guess there are parties at school? OF COURSE there are--surely she won't wear a costume to class? No, she will. The costume is Depends under tights, short t-shirts, gelled, sprayed, ratted and painted hair and something shiny in the navel. Anyway, she and friends went to a Party America
store and she embarrassed herself by asking some old guy working there "do you have any really BIG jewels, i mean really big ones?" She meant for their belly buttons, but I guess he took her to be some a young smarty pants trying to make fun of him and walked off. When her friends told her what he probably thought, she was going to apologize, but they said for her to leave the poor guy alone--he'd probably keel over if she approached him again. (So, for the record old guy, if you read this blog--like THAT is going to happen, she was NOT being a brat, just somewhat trollish).

I have no idea what Alex (freshman at OU) has planned. I do know that he came home last weekend and ran the Tulsa run. He wore a pair of obscenely short running shorts that belonged to his dad in the late 70s, early 80s, striped tube socks, and a Mork and Mindy t-shirt that is waaaay too small and too short for him. The Tulsa World made mention of his get-up, but not his name.

In honor of Halloween, I'm off now to cast on the Tempted hocus pocus sock yarn from the Loops sock club. The pattern is Bellatrix from knitty.com. You know her--Bellatrix La Strange--one of the Black sisters, her sister is married to Draco Malfoy's mother. Of COURSE I am a Potter geek.

5 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...
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Knit and fall back in it said...

love your Panda Wool socks. I really like the purples and greens and the pattern is very pretty. I have some Panda Cotton that desperately wants to be a pair of socks for me, but I keep getting side-tracked. Maybe someday.

Marianne said...

The Panda Wool socks are gorgeous and having fondled them personally..... heh. Your feet are going to be Happy Feet.. they are for you aren't they?
I love those purples and greens in the new yarn.
Just how 'obscenely short' were they? I know when Aardron dons his kilt... well, let me just say, when he does he gets a little talk from his mama about sitting down in a skirt.....

schmom8889 said...

Well--the shorts are BRIGHT RED--good poly-products never fade. And, they are fashionably? split up to the waistband--design feature, not a shorts oldness kind of split. Anyway, I can't believe mr. modest, Kelly, ever wore them.

Ohhhh a kilt, a REAL tartan kilt?? A friend asked me to make him one, I said I would, THEN I found out they are entirely handmade and take yards and yards of real tartan plaid. When he found out how much THAT would cost, he said forget it. I LOVE kilts, but maybe I'm just a leg gal.

Eric & Tony said...

Great FO! You gotta love Sensational Knitted Socks.

I haven't been the biggest fan of Tempted but those colors are awesomely Halloweeny.

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