Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Still alive in the Battle of the Soxes

As of today, the mailman has not brought me a squishy filled with socky death.

I'm closing in on the end of the current socks:

These arrived on Friday afternoon (I think!), and I've made good progress. The sock on the left was finished to the heel (where the yellow string is), and I finished the rest of that sock.

Here's my progress as of 11:00 this morning:

As of this evening I'm almost done with the heel flap. I must have some good adrenaline going because these feel like they're going really quickly. Then again, I don't normally spend quite this much time knitting during the day!

My first victim (that's hoping I'll have a second victim!) was David, and he says the socks are a great fit. They were quite deadly, however. There are prizes for most creative death, among other things!

Looks like a good fit to me!


I finished the quilting on my sister's quilt last week, but I haven't spread it out to take pictures yet. I just need to do the hand-sewing on the binding and it'll be ready to send.


And now back to the second Sox of Death...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Death Sox are in the mail!

I finished my Death Sox and shipped them out on Thursday. I really, really hope they fit my victim!

I included some chocolates and two book marks with the socks. I realized that I forgot to put in a note with the socks, so hopefully once my victim posts I can tell him what the bookmarks are as it might not be terribly obvious. The one on the bottom sock is a "book thong" and I love them—they don't fall out of the book.

They don't look all the big in the pictures, but they're men's size 11 and they are BIG. Especially with DK-weight yarn!

I wish I'd had more of a clue about the design as I would've chosen very different yarn. Oh well, that's part of the fun of these things!

I had about 4 yards (total, from BOTH balls!) left of the patterned yarn. Whew!


Happy Valentine's Day a little early. The kids both had parties at school today. I found this on the kitchen counter from Gillian:

She very kindly labeled them with "I do not like these." What a funny kid!


My Dad was very busy today. He says he's laughed so hard that his abdomen muscles hurt.

He put yellow dye in a weed sprayer and decorated all of the snowbanks around the driveway with his friends' names. He thinks it's absolutely hysterical. (So do I! I guess there's not much question about from where I get my sense of humor.)

My mom, on the other hand, is rather appalled. ROFL!

He even included Greg. He's serious when he says Greg is part of the family. LOL!


Tomorrow is the second day of my sock class out at Ewe-Nique yarns in Sapulpa. I've been having a great time with that class and with my beginner class. Tomorrow we'll do a heel flap and gusset, which should be quite fun!


Happy Valentine's Day and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm Not Dead!

That's an apropos post title for two reasons:
  1. I'm still here, just not blogging much; and
  2. I'm still alive in the Battle of the Soxes!

Today I received a suspicious package in the mail.
I looked in my mailbox and thought "That's it! I'm dead!"

However, when I squished the envelope, it didn't feel very sock-like, and this is what I found when I opened it:

VERY clever! I'd never even thought of doing that.

Here's my progress at knitting guild Monday evening:

Here's my progress as of yesterday evening.

I'm working both at once, so you can just barely see the other sock hanging down below Greg's foot.

Greg wears a size 10 men's shoe, and my opponent wears a size 11 so they're a little baggy on Greg.

I'm hoping to get the socks finished by this evening and in the mail tomorrow, especially since I'm falling increasingly behind on the other things that I need to finish this week.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Gillian came up with this drawing this morning before school and I think it's just too wonderful not to share.

Unfortunately I heard we're in for six more weeks of winter. :-(