Friday, April 04, 2003  

My Foot, My Foot, My Foot is on Fire!!

I (almost) finished Fire Sock 1 yesterday- just need to graft the toe closed and weave in the 2 ends, and all done! This weekend I'll do the finishing work on Tiger Socks and Fire Sock 1. Oh, and finish the $*#(*@ ends of Menagerie. Yes, I am still working on that- slowly but surely making progress. I'm down to the last 3 legs of the giraffe, so I should be able to finish either this afternoon or tomorrow. I won't be finished in time for my grandma to take it with her tomorrow since I also need to wash it (somehow there are just a few black kitty hairs on the blanket....)

I'm very pleased with how the Fire Sock fits me. It is a little tight to get on over my ankle, but once I've eased it on, it fits perfectly, and seems to be really comfortable. I know I'll have to wash these before I wear them, or else I'll dye my feet and shoes red!

I'm thinking about making an Aran out of natural colored cotton, so I ordered 1 cone and will spend some time doing some swatches with various patterns. My plan is to be able to use the swatches as dishcloths once I'm done... much more environmentally friendly than paper towels and disposable sponges, and a good use for the swatches (after I photograph them, though!) I'll also get a good sense of how the cotton washes... :) Today during lunch (because I'm an idiot and forgot to bring my gym towel), I'll go through some of the stitches I was thinking about and start a list. :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend... and look for update photos by Monday! :)

The Latin phrase for today:
bona mixta malis
"a mixture of good and evil"


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