Mom, it's my birthday

Well, it's my blogiversary anyway. My birthday was last weekend. So, a year later. I guess things are very different now than they were a year ago. I'm leaving my job and going back to school. Moving to the other side of the river. Hmm. That's all I can think of that's different. Big things though, don't you think?

At any rate, I've been quiet here for a while, so I have quite a few things to show you. How about a few pairs of socks to celebrate the occasion?

First, up, a finally finished pair of Jaywalkers. The first sock predates this blog, maybe by as much as a year.

Specs: Jaywalker Socks from Magknits - is a link really necessary at this point?
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Jeans colorway
Pattern Notes: Seriously folks? They're Jaywalkers. I don't think I need to expand on that. I would like to mention, however, that if you decide to knit one sock and then wait a year and a half to knit the second, take copious notes people. Really it's the needle size I'm talking about. I guess there is a huge difference in gauge between knitting with dpns and knitting with two circular needles. I restarted the second sock three times before I got the right gauge. Maybe that's not so much of a "taking notes" problem as it is a "don't be a dumbass" problem. Probably should have realized what was going on much quicker than I did. At any rate, stick a fork in these bad boys, because they are FINALLY done.

Up next, my Mad Cow socks from Sock Madness. It really didn't take me this long to complete them, I just fell off the edge of the Earth for a little while, like say the past month. I finished them a few days after the masses did. Considering how late I started this race, I'd say that's pretty good.

Specs: Mad Cow socks from Sock Madness
Needles: US 1 (2.5mm)
Yarn: Koigu KPM in brown (number anyone?) and KPPM in pinkish (P30857)
Pattern Notes: A fun pattern, but I'm not sure what went on with the heels. I ended up with these horrible little holes by the heel gussets. Not sure if it's a pattern flaw or my own knitting problem. At any rate, a little extra sewing up and they have been fixed. No one will ever know. Unless they read this.

I'm so sure there's another pair of finished socks you haven't seen, but until I can figure out what they are, you'll just have to wait on those ones. In the meantme, here's the latest project:

Yes, it's the Dollar and a Half Cardigan (all 31¢ that I've done so far) from the Spring 2007 Interweave. Maybe if it stops snowing in Boston I will one day get to wear it. Don't feel to badly for us up here braving the cold. It hasn't snowed since yesterday.

To sum up this post: Yay blogiversary! Yay finished Jaywalkers and Mad Cows! Boo snow!

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Elizabeth said...

Glad you're back! I'm thrilled that you might go to the CT Sheep and Fiber Festival - be warned, it's tiny! Last year, Carole (her blog is Carole Knits) sort of organized the blogger meetup, so keep an eye on that. I'll let you know when I get more info, too.

Sarah said...

Happy blogiversary, and happy belated birthday! Glad to see that while you took a break from the blogging you weren't also taking a break from knitting. I love the color combination of your mad cow socks -- reminds me chocolate colored strawberries. Or maybe chocolate and strawberry ice cream.

I'm interested to see how the buck-fiddy cardigan (yes, that's what I'm calling it now) turns out. I love the pattern, but it's the kind I'd loose interest in after two pieces and never finish, unfortunately.

Emma said...

Pretty socks! Happy Blogiversary.

Midnight Purls said...

Happy blogiversary & happy [belated] birthday. I love your mad cow socks. I'm a sucker for pink and brown together.

Pani Thuly said...

I love all your socks. Your blog is where I need to come for sock inspiration I suppose!