FO Friday: Warmth for Wednesday

For lace socks, these are sure going to be warm. I find that Paton’s Kroy is really great for warm socks, and while the nature of lace is to be full of holes, I can’t see that stopping the Kroy from doing it’s job. It’s like the Buttered Cat Paradox.

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So here they are: Wednesday socks. They were a fairly quick knit, all things considered, and probably would have gone even quicker if I’d actually been using the sport weight that the pattern called for. I will likely revisit this pattern at a later date, as it is very pretty and easy to remember without the pattern.

Now it’s on to the bright socks of doom! Hopefully will have another FO soon ­čśÇ

WIP Wednesday: She’s Watching the Detectives…

Man, it’s so cute.

But seriously, we’ll get to the whole Elvis Costello reference in a moment. First I have to show you my Wednesday socks.

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They’re not quite finished yet. I’m a wee bit disappointed in that, but Real Life and the latest Sims 3 expansion threw a bit of a spanner in the works on that one. I’m trying to limit the amount of time I’m spending with my Sims (Faeries! Zombies! w00t!). The Wednesday socks are pretty, yet look like they’re going to also be warm and functional. not bad for plain twine-coloured yarn.

And now we have the first official Scarefest sock of the season. It’s called “Watching You” by Georg Hawks.

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The recommended viewing is Hitchcock’s Rear Window (as opposed to Hitchcock’s Rear, and we’re SO not going there), and Sleeping with the Enemy. For some reason, ever since I started knitting these things, I’ve had three songs going through my head on a weird little personal playlist:

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello.
(Look them up on Groove Shark or any of your other favourite streaming services if you don’t remember the melody. You folks born after 1985 might have no idea what I’m talking about. Not that I expect anyone born after 1985 to be reading my blog).

Figuring that at least two of those songs are upbeat and perky, is it any wonder I chose the very bright and colourful Hullabaloo from Lorna’s Laces as my yarn? I don’t think so.

Or maybe it’s all because I described this sock pattern as a “Freeform Jazz Odyssey” due to the weird instructions on how to “place” the lace feature on the chart. I’m not saying it’s a bad pattern, just that the eyelet placement are kinda reminding me of what I figure a 1960’s “Happening” might have been like (if I’d been born at the right time to participate in such a thing, and had access to the requisite recreational medication).

There’s a lot of yellow, green and blue in this sock. It may have affected my sanity. I see your game, socks. Well played.

FO Friday: Noro Shawl

I never actually posted up any kind of pictures of the Noro Two-Row Shawl as a Finished Object. ┬áThat is mainly because the one time I tried, it was with my cell phone camera, and it was less than breathtaking. Let’s just say I gave it another try:

What we have here is a failure to communicate between Mischief and I. ┬áObviously I think I’m supposed to be taking a picture of the shawl. ┬áShe thinks that I’m taking yet another picture of her, and have put the shawl down for her to have an appropriately luxurious setting…