Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Think pink

Wow, I really didn't mean to be silent for nearly a month. Life gets in the way—work, traveling, etc. The kicker was that my computer died about a week ago. I think the Professor felt vindicated because he has been saying for months that we needed to replace that computer. So now I have a new baby and therefore no excuses for neglecting the blog.

MacBook Pro
My goal is to do a bunch of make-up posts in the next week or so. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Since I like to be methodical, I'll use this post to highlight some FOs I finished about a month ago. In March I mentioned that I planned to knit two pairs of pink socks for my two young nieces. Well, I accomplished my goal, but barely in time for each of the respective birthdays.

These were for my older niece:

cmf tm gent socks done
Terrible artificial light photo.

Pattern: Gentleman Socks by Kristi Schueler
Yarn: my own handspun
Needles: 1.75 mm DPNs

cmf tm gent socks detail
What a great pattern for handspun! I had originally planned to do right twists on one sock and left twists on the other, but somehow my left twists didn't seem to mirror my right twists very well. It could be that I just didn't give it enough of a chance before I ripped out the left twists, though. (Hey, I was under a deadline!) And I really love the irony of knitting "Gentleman" socks for my niece who is the girliest of girls.

My younger niece got something simpler:

cmf tm ank socks done
Since I only had a couple of days to knit these, they had to be ankle socks. It's a good thing that handspun looks so great in plain stockinette. Even in this sad unblocked state, they still look pretty good.

However, I doubt whether I will be able to knit with pink yarn for a year or two.


At 5/26/09, 8:02 PM, Blogger Walden said...

At least you got them in time, my hand made gifts are usually late. The gentleman socks look wonderful in your handspun yarn.

At 5/26/09, 8:37 PM, Blogger Jodi said...

Gorgeous! You're absolutely right about handspun -- it shines in any pattern, from simple to complex.

The new computer looks awesome. Have fun!

At 5/27/09, 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sexy!!
By that I mean you!;-)
And the computer.
And the socks.

To the readers, Micki neglected to inform your that the name her comupeters hard drive is "Targhee."

I am beginning to think that the reason she is obsessed with wool; I will keep an eye on the addiction.

I admit that I am conflicted on the actual addiction. Should I be encouraging or discourageingeeeeee. Supporting the addiction, yields more socks for me (a good thing). On the other hand' I can not help feeling that spinning is actually an alien plot to increas CO2 karitin

At 5/27/09, 3:59 AM, Anonymous The Professor said...

Sorry for the egregious typos in the post above.

The aliens are actively trying to garble my communications--to keep the truth from you.

Either that, or it is the 3 shots of gin in conjunction with my bad typing skills!!

At 5/27/09, 1:51 PM, Anonymous Oiyi said...

I am sure your nieces loved them. I don't mind the pink only because it's handspun. :-)

Nice new computer!

I don't think Micki has an addiction. It's a passion for fiber.

At 5/27/09, 7:30 PM, Blogger Bea said...

The pink socks are awesome and I'm sure your nieces loved them! Congrats on the new computer.

At 5/27/09, 7:30 PM, Blogger Ann said...

The socks are gorgeous & altho' I am not a pink person, I do like your shade of pink.


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