18 August 2007

Progress of the tortoise . . .

After posting the multiple sock pix, and stash enhancement last time, I realized that I omitted a pair of my "Virginia road socks". I've already given these as a gift, to my friend, Lois. They are Plymouth Sockotta on US 2's, in the Bits of Lace pattern.
I also donated the Jaywalkers, Embossed Leaves, and a recent pair, Garter Rib socks to the Barn Dance and Auction for Prophetstown State Park. One of my good friends, Nola, is on the board, and she coaxed me to participate. Last year, I gave some quilted coasters, and was stunned to learn they brought about $50 at auction. The Garter Rib socks are to the right, made with a variegated Lion Brand Wool-Ease sport weight on US 3's.

To get closer to the target number of pairs, I worked up a quick pair of Dorm Socks on US 8's with Bernat Softee Chunky. I made one of these in a day, starting them on my lunch hour, going back to work for 4 hours, and completing them that evening. The second one didn't go nearly as quickly. This yarn is one that defies trying to make a "matching" pair. But, I don't think it matters, since they are built for comfort, not for speed . . . just like me!
Have three additional socks in various stages of completion on deck for the next post. I think I hear my recliner calling me, so perhaps I can finish the second of the pair farthest along.
We're past the one-third mark, steaming toward six months under our belts. Hope everyone is staying inspired!

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