Monday, May 03, 2010
Burning Stripes socks # 3
This is the final pair, but just for now. I'll knit more of those in the future. Probably a couple of pairs for Hannah as well, since she liked hers very much. By the way, it took only a week to get the package from here to Sydney, Australia (compared to a package of fiber from the US I've been waiting for over a month now, and it's still not here). That's good timing.
See the beautiful contrasting stripe down the back, along the heel, and along the sole? It's not adding any pressure, you can't feel it at all.
specs as before:
pattern: Burning stripes socks by Susan Luni
yarn: green color: Regia, color # 1254, and some left over yarn dyed by Maggie of Dyed in the Wool Handmade
needles: 2.5mm DP
size: for my feet (11)
start-finish: April 6-12
They have this edge, because they just jumped off the sock blocker, and the stripe IS in the middle of the sock (well one stitch over actually).
So here are the first three pairs done, before Hannah asked me to knit the forth pair for her:
Here are all four of them. Lovely sight. :o)
Just one picture of each pup today:
They DO sleep separately sometimes too. Bottoms up here, head down, as if he needs more blood in his head!
Tired but happy Happy, right after a play of Frisbee, on the cool, but ugly kitchen tiles (soon to be gone). We'll be having a major renovation going on in our house. Fun times ahead (not).
I have to say though, that Denny has calmed down a bit. I'm not as freaked out as I was in the beginning. He's got a different personality as our WGS's before him, that's for sure, but I think with help, we can make a decent dog out of him yet! :o)
He's definitely going to be the Alpha dog, no way around that. Looks like Happy already accepted that. Happy is just a sweet, mellow, goof, a sensy who lets himself get pushed around. We do have one on one time, and he enjoys it as much as I do.
Good news too! On Saturday I was able to spin about one hour in two sessions. During the first 15 minutes, Denny was beside me, looking interested, trying to steal the fiber twice, but soon got bored, and into trouble. The rest of the time he slept in my sons room. Boy did that feel good to sit and spin again!
I've tried spinning on Sunday too, but after five minutes, he was just too rambunctious to continue.
Now back to folding boxes, and packing up the content of our house as well as possible. It's like moving without actually moving, but all the work.