Monday, April 26, 2010
Burning stripes socks # 2
Alright, so pair # 1 and # 4 you've seen. This is pair # 2. I LOVE this pair. I tried to get out of my usual color comfort zone, and out came this.
No, my left foot is not longer.
pattern: Burning stripes socks by Susan Luni
yarn: blue: Regia uni/solid 4-ply, 1.25 balls; red: Louet Gems fingering weight 1 skein
needles: 2.5mm DP
size: for my feet
start-finish: March 31 - April 5, 2010
I did some modifications with this pair (as well as pair # 3). I knit the cuff plain, as well as the toe part. I did my German square heel, which I like best of all, but still let the contrasting stripe rund down the heel flap and along the underside of socks. I think this looks so pretty and makes the socks more interesting, even if you don't see much of it, while wearing them. It's enough that I know it's there. :o)
Even though I was a little tired of knitting striped socks, after the 4th pair (who wouldn't?), I know I'll be knitting more in the future, because they are great stash buster, especially with left over sock yarn.
It was overcast yesterday most of the day. We still had fun outside. The little Gremlin ran around like mad, chewing up everything, digging like his big brother (same hole, just without water, sorry didn't have the camera).
Happy and I played Frisbee, when I threw it badly and it landed in the (not yet open) pool. There is rain water on top. Happy didn't even hesitate for a second, just jumped right after the darn Frisbee. My heart stopped, not only skipped, but I was at the edge in no time. He swam right to me, and got out on his own. Phew!
So we know he can swim, and didn't mind it either. Shook it off, and wanted to get on with the playing. He did get the Frisbee out too. My knees were still shaky, and I'd had enough excitement for the day. He still had to go wash his feet in the wading pool, and he enjoyed the rub down with a towel very much.
Also yesterday, he stood up to the little guy for real. He'd had enough of the harassment, and just put one of his big paws on Denny, pinning him down, and growled, rinse and repeat three times, after which he was left alone (for a while). Didn't sound pretty, because Denny wouldn't back down at first, but did eventually.
I was glad for Happy, because he gets nipped all over his body (come to think of it, HE did that to Biko too) all day, and he just yaps in pain. The Gremlin hangs off his lips, tail, and side all the time. You could see how confidence building that was for Happy.