With a nod to my Knitter’s Knight for the photo, here are the Monkeys
. Done. They are a titch big on me, s
o I hope that means they’ll fit with the negative ease my Sock it to Me
pal says she likes. I don’t mind pooling, so I hope she doesn’t either. Sorry for the blindingly white legs, but that’s what I have. They brighten up the photo anyway.
The stats: Knitpicks Memories, in the Red Hat colorway. Size 2.5mm/#1.5 dpns, the bamboo Addis. Only a few yards left over. Each size 9 sock took nearly a whole ball. I enjoyed the Monkey pattern, but have decided that for me, toe-up, short-row heels fit better. (But hey! These aren’t for me…)
So, the socks and their pals will hit the road tomorrow, along with my tea pal’s package, and my portion Jessi’s
prizes for winning the bingo game. Congrats again girl!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s past my bedtime.
Can you see the cute little cherries on the ribbon? Squee! I hope my pal will enjoy that little touch. The package is ready to ship out tomorrow, save a note and some tissue paper. But let m
e tell you, CotLin
is the only linen of any blended sort for me. Sigh. It slides on through, comparable to any of the ” – & dairy product” cottons, and I bet one wash would find it snuggly soft. I see a fitted item for me in this very color, maybe, next spring. Try it for the extra-special cloths you might be giving as gifts, or treat yourself; you deserve it! I am amazed at how it costs less and feels worlds better, but don’t take my word for it. Order some and try it for yourself.
In case you missed it the first time, this is Amanda’s
“Mandy’s Candy Bag” pattern
. You can also find it on Ravelry.
So, a little accountability check here. Tea swap
– ready to ship out tomorrow. Sock it to Me
– half way there on the socks, some shopping left to do, and really should ship by next Saturday to arrive before October 5th. Vegan
swap – Do thoughts count? I’ve thought a lot about what to get my friendly pal, and I do have some yarn for her, and it needs to ship before October 15th. SP11
– Package #1 shipped out earlier this week. I already have one item for the final package, and have “commissioned” something for her with one of my truly artistic/crafty friends, to be a Halloween themed package. Should ship before the 15th too. My Felted Bag
package has a personal deadline which the pal should be able to guess, but I think I’ve already told you I’m not talking about that swap here, right? 😉
Whew. Wow. I’m shocked. After Monkey #2, which should be done within the next week, I will have time to cast on for the Knight’s birthday (or Christmas if I miss the first deadline) surprise, my felted bag pal’s bag, finish my Summer Daze Tofutsies, and begin holiday knitting. The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t a train!
Now, to cast on for that #2.
Luck is a man. He’s hot, and he’s dancing with me. I wonder if the Knight would like to skip work and scoot to Charlestown? He’s a natural card shark, and Luck is with me.
PHEW. That’s me, breathing a sigh of relief. Amanda got her socks, and they fit! It was a great little pattern, and I’ll be doing it again when ankle socks seem in season. It does my heart good to know that the second pair of socks made for someone else fits. That means that statistically (did I mention before that I love statistics, the math concept?), I should stop fretting over the Monkey socks for my Sock it pal. They fit me, and I wear very “average” socks, and pal says she does too. The wicked Knight suggested I should keep them, but I won’t. With a little luck, by week’s end, both my Sock it pal’s package and my Tea pal’s package will head in their directions.
And speaking of Sock it to Me, guess what?! I hereby renounce my right to pout out loud that I never win anything. Contest #2 simply required me to gush about my favorite yarn. In return, I’ve won gift certificates to here and here! Thank you, thank you!!
There’s really not a lot to report here, but what else to do in the middle of the night when sleep is elusive? Monkey #1 will be done Tuesday evening, and my search continues for just the right things to send with them. I bought the ribbon for my Mandy’s Candy Bag Monday night. Those of you who scrap or sew already know you can buy ribbon with ANYTHING on it, but I was still filled with toddleresque glee when I spotted it. No, you can’t see, but you’ll get a finished object photo soon enough, maybe even in the next day or two!