Wednesday, September 27, 2006



i know my toes are short, so no one bother saying anything about that. the funny thing is, when i see pictures of other knitter's socks with long pointy toes, i get creeped out. i'm sure the long finger-toed folks probably feel the same about flintstone toes.

but, that's not the point! the point is, i'm ready for the toes, but don't have knitting time today ...

did anyone watch boston legal last night? it's so politically incorrect, it's my favorite show on television!



but, back to sock-talk. when i said i might stray ... this is what i was talking about. i've been thinking about my lucy neatby celestial merino i picked up in maryland at sheep & wool. i did a search this morning, but could not find a sock knitted with this yarn, at least not in this colorway (sugar maple), which compels me even more to cast on. i did see several samples of shawls and scarves, but i haven't strayed in that sense, and am not interested in a pretty handpainted shawl.

6 comments:

jackie said...

your tiger-striped socks are very cute. and that other yarn is also awesome. i actually managed to stop yesterday and pick up some of that lorna's laces sock yarn for a gift i need to mail to someone, and now i am jealous of it and want some for ME. maybe socks should be my next thing... are you on board for helping me if i get STUCK!? and where's eleanor, btw? has it gone the way of the icarus shawl--paused and bagged?

gray la gran said...

eleanor who ?
just kidding. i will be getting back to eleanor. i really wanted to knit her before rhinebeck. and icarus ... i thought i would knit while riding the train to new york!
and of course i can help with socks. they're not as intimidating as they seem.

aquaknits said...

Great work on the tiger opal! And I don't think your toes looks so flintstone-ish, lol.

The sugar maple is a beautiful colorway!

Saun said...

I would have never noticed the toes if you hadn't mentioned it. The tiger socks are cute. What do you plan to do with your leftovers? I'm working some socks top-down and I'm going to have a lot of left-overs but not enough for some socks.

I can't wait to see how the lucy neatby yarn knits up. My mother really wanted that colorway but you got the last one.

gray la gran said...

i think this is the proper thing to do with leftover tiger opal!

http://nimrodel70.blogspot.com/2006/06/lions-and-tigers-and-bears.html

jackie said...

i meant to tell you in my earlier comment, but got sidetracked by my visions of sock yarn--my toes are shorter than yours. yours are prehensile compared to mine. :)