Saturday, July 29, 2006

Hey, Diana, enough with the Thoughts for Buffets, you may be saying at this point. What about knitting, perhaps? Well, I've been on a sock-finishing kick, as it were, recently. More specifically, a second-sock finishing kick, which as you sock knitters out there know, is even more important. I finished up a pair in Mountain Colors Bearfoot for my friend Carole. They were really really beautiful (really!), but of course I forgot to take a picture of them before I gave them to her yesterday.

Then there are Gus's tiger socks, finished last night and donned this morning:


I found this beauty last week, languishing in a Ziploc bag. It's a second sock in an extremely rocking colorway of Koigu, with Lana Grossa toes and heels. I turned the heel this afternoon and am up on the leg now:

Close-up of flaming splendor:


I finished "Team of Rivals" last night. Great great book - I highly recommend. Of course, even though I knew that Lincoln would be shot, I cried anyway when it happened.

And, of course since I finished two socks in the last two days and am coming down the final leg (WA HA HA) of a third one, I decided it was okay to start a new project. Here it is, from the Fall Interweave Knits, which arrived yesterday:

It's another great Evelyn Clark design - The Swallowtail Shawl, in Knitpicks Palette. I love how her shawls are constructed so I thought I'd give it a whirl and wanted to use up the yarn. I'm on a brown kick these days, but I don't know if I love this color very much.

Trade Watch: The Phillies traded nice David Bell to the Brewers for a single-A relief pitcher. Huh. I liked David Bell and am sorry to see him go. Two more days to make deals....

3 Comments:

Blogger Martha said...

Dear Divine One,
Perhaps your "run" of sock finishing can inspire me - I have two started. Yes, both to different pairs. One has the 1st one done & the other is a baby orphan so far.
Love the newest socks-in-the-works & ditto the shawl. It's a beauty of a shawl.
How 'bout those Phillies? Maybe we'll get some good players, eh?
XOXO

12:58 PM  
Blogger DMJ said...

Hey, you can't weep for David Bell. That's $1.6 million they're saving on his salary, and Abraham Nunez has a three-game hitting streak, and he only has one error since he took over as the regular third baseman (tonight).
DMJ

10:03 PM  
Blogger Mighty Momogus said...

He's only 53 games behind DiMaggio!! I love the Phillies new line-up with Nunez and Sandoval - here we come!

8:34 AM  

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