03 December 2006

A Few Weekend Things

The first pair of socks is finished!

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They've actually been through the wash since that photo was taken, so they've bloomed nicely and are a bit fuzzy and sure to make a good impression. Now I've just got to make pair number two, but I am going to South Carolina next week to visit my grandparents for a few days, so I'll see what I can knock out then. I could have started pair number two at work last night, but I decided to do a little selfish knitting and cast on for a variation on the fir cone square shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls.

Not that I was able to do very much on that little project. Work was, well, very worklike and not very fun. Insomnia, a 15 hour shift, lots of very sick cases, and dogs who just will. not. stop. barking. make for a very bad combination. I was very happy to escape this morning and come home.

Because of work, I missed out for the second year in a row on the Kittery holiday parade. David spent about 7 hours the night before putting together his costume, and he marched along with Landlady Paula and the two yearling boys, Beach & Otis. He likened it to a Project Runway challenge, and I think it turned out rather well for costumery on a shoestring.

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And now I have a date with Morpheus.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great socks...and what an amazing costume! Seven hours well-spent, although it is too bad you didn't get to go.

Sleep well!

knitnzu said...

Wow! They all look great! Socks too!

Sean said...

They turned out great! Good job.

Anonymous said...

Awesome costume. I still want an alpaca.

Cheryl said...

Those are great costumes! I've never been to the kittery holiday parade. Our holiday parade ended up being pretty lame. And tragic.

FemiKnitMafia said...

Fabulous socks, and FAB costume. Clearly creativity is in the water.

Catriona said...

What awesome llama costumes!