Saturday, April 29, 2006

Finally - sock pictures

I've been trying to post pictures for 2 days now, but the computer I use to upload pictures kept locking up. So I tried again today and saved the draft of this post every time I uploaded a picture, and now I'm on a more reliable computer. Damn machines. Anyway, here are my finished Sockapaloooza socks, basking in the sun on our back deck:

Hayden wanted in on the action, so he offered to model:

Wait, something doesn't look quite right -

- much better. Six year old boys always have to touch their pingas, I guess just to make sure they're still there.

I'm mailing the socks on Monday. Hopefully my pal will like them. I meant to go to the post office today, but I volunteered at the Country Music Marathon this morning and was there longer than planned. (Do you know how exciting and scary it is for a Kenyan running a 5-minute mile to take a cup of water out of your hand? Yikes!)

Since the socks are done, I've been working more on my Somewhat Cowl. It was sloooow going until I finished the raglan increases, and now that I'm past the neckline, it seems to be flying. I'd really like to finish it sometime this week so I can start a summer project. Here's what I'm thinking about:

Wendy's Fad-Classic
Prairie Tunic from the Spring issue of IK
Green Gable

What do you think?

In other news, DH gave me my Mother's Day present 2 weeks early: a plane ticket and hotel room in Columbia, MD next weekend so I can go to the Sheep & Wool Festival! How fun is that?!? I'm very excited about hanging out with Eunny and Kelly again, and meeting other knitbloggers. Who else is going?

And last but not least, one more gratuitous Hayden shot:

Last weekend we went to a local community college's production of Rogers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella." I didn't know that it wouldn't have a lot in common with the Disney version, but Hayden liked it just the same. Actually, he liked it from far away - as in the doorway. For some reason, he just wouldn't set foot inside the theater, even though it wasn't that big. That's okay, though - we just scooted our chair back to the door. Doesn't this Fairy Godmother look like Glen Close?


knitncycle said...

The socks are lovely! My boys do that too by the way. I think it's a real "boy" thing. I'm looking forward to casting on for the Somewhat Cowl but will probably wait for cooler weather. I vote for the fad classic! I just love that design.

Jen said...

Yay for finished socks! Hayden looks so cute, especially in the first picture. I giggled like a schoolgirl at your comment to the second picture... Maybe I just need to have a little boy of my own to get over that.

As for the next project... I don't know. I like both the prairie tunic and the green gables pattern. Fad Classic doesn't speak to me as much, but I think it might just be the color Wendy made the sample in. Ever since the apple green volkswagen my parents have, I've been turned off to that particular shade of green.

michelleknits said...

Those are great socks! And yeah, like miss mcspazzitron, I giggled, too, though I've seen enough small boys to know that's what they do. Though I imagine having one is a whole other story!

Laura said...

Your socks turned out beautiful - and it's the same pattern that I'm using! Cool!

Kel said...

Woohoo! MDSW!