June 18, 2007

Instant gratification. In sock form.

So San Antonio may have colorful umbrellas next to a drainage ditch but we have colorful sunrises over a real body of water:
Sunrise over Cleveland
Sunrise over Lake Erie
Sunrise over Lake Erie
I think despite the NBA finals Cleveland still wins.

Anyways on to my sock:
Instant Gratification Sock
I cranked that sock out in lightning speed. I only owned the yarn for 5 days and it was already a sock. I think that’s some kindof record (well not really b/c of these but they were worsted so it hardly counts). The yarn is Cider Moon Glacier in Asbury Park… I bought it (in a fit of rage) when I was a few repeats away from finishing the Spring Socks-that-never-end partially as motivation to finish partially as a “Screw this. The next socks I knit are going to be sport weight!"

Socks fly off the needles when they are on size 3 needles... but only if you actually work on them. The second sock is sadly going much, much slower:

Instant Gratification Sock
I knit that from the ribbing down to the heel, turned the heel, and started the gusset while I was in the emergency room with Matt. Since then I’ve knit a few rows here and there during lunch… and that’s it. Hopefully I can get my fast-sock mojo back and finish these up soon…

Speaking of finishing, I did actually finish the alpaca scarf:
Moonlight Alpaca Scarf
Love me some long fringe.

Hope you’re having a fantabulous Monday!

11 comments:

  1. cleveland definitely takes the cake over san antonio. i especially love the last pic!
    i was born in rainbow babies, so i absolutely share your belief in the greatness of cleveland!

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  2. Pretty skyline pics, but you're absolutely correct.. Cleveland is better. Scarf & socks are gorgeous!

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  3. Nice scarf AND socks! That's interesting... your Asbury Park seems to have more color variation than mine does. Mine is Blizzard, though.

    Cider Moon *is* crack. I really want some of the Grilled Veggies colorway. Also Positano. And Congo. Um, and Lost. Yeah, I have a problem.

    And of course you are right about our fair city.

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  4. My CM glacier sock is just sitting. Maybe I should rip it and try a plain sock. I've been hankering for something mindless.

    Beautiful sunrise pictures. Sorry you had to be up so early. ;)

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  5. What gorgeous picts of Cleveland!

    Love the colors on socks, and your scarf is beautiful!

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  6. Pretty sock. The colors are gorgeous!!

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  7. Why is it that the first sock goes faster than the second?! Socks on size 3 needles do go alot faster - so why is it that I'm stuck on size 0 and 1?!!?! The scarf is really beautiful - love the colors.

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  8. Speedy speedy knitting! Love the sock and scarf!

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  9. I have got to get me some Cider Moon. Your socks look great.

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  10. Awesome scarf and socks.

    And YES - any city in OHIO beats any city in TEXAS. Maybe Austin can be the exception to the rule ... but CLEVELAND ROCKS!

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  11. oooh - alpaca scarf pretty...me likey! and the socks look cool, too!

    moving day is almost here...can't wait to relax and start knitting again!!

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