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....


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings 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?

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).

10:03 PM  
Blogger diana 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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