Tuesday, February 22, 2005

One foot, Two foot, Amie foot, Snail foot.

Well, it's taking forever, but considering that it's been worked on almost exclusively during previews at the movies and in waiting rooms, that doesn't bother me too much. Here's Aslan-the-sock #1, as I'm just now turning the heel:

I worked a little on this at home this week - just the gusset increases and the actual heel turn - and it will go back in my purse once I've joined back up and start up the leg. I was thinking I might do something exciting, depending on the pooling. As you can see, it's actually not pooling at all (no one tell the Harlot, okay? She's been kinda stressed lately, and I don't think she can handle the news) and since I don't want stripey cables, I don't think I'll do anything exciting up the leg after all...

I've still got about ten rows of the heel turn to do before I really have to commit, so if you know of any to-die-for lace or cable patterns that would look breath-takingly-stunning-people-will-be-falling-over-themselves-at-the-beauty-that-is-my-calves with the varigation, please feel free to let me know.

I still have another pair of socks-worth of the Aslan colorway, and I think for that pair I'm going to try to modify Elizabeth Zimmerman's stocking foot... I think it's in Meg Swanson's Knitting that she mentions it, a sort of sculpted arch for stockings worn by those with high arches. You can't tell from the photo, but I have very high arches. If I ever wanted to hit on a ballet dancer, I could simply walk into a room and point my toe. Seriously. It's worked in the past.

One last shot, this one expressly for Vi. This is one of the snails, as seen from the underside (it's crawling up the tank). The little pink dot between the two antennae is actually it's mouth, and I get great enjoyment watching them eat up the sides of the tank. The black snail, I'm sad to say, moved out. It's shell is still in the tank, but empty. I'm sure it's living the good life in Vegas, or wherever snails go when they move out of their shells. It left behind about 15 babies, so it won't be forgotten soon.

(and Vi, Aslan's middle name comes from his endearing habit of drooling like a St. Bernard. It's an emotional thing with him, and when he first moved in with me, he was so grateful and emotional all the time that I actually tied a bandana around his neck as a bib, to prevent quite so many pools around my apartment! He's more settled now, but can still work up a bit if you scratch him in just the right spot, or if he's been angry)


Blogger CrazyFiberLady said...

I had cat with a major drooling issue too. He did it all his life, especially when he was getting a good petting. He crossed the rainbow bridge a couple of years and I'd honestly forgotten that little factoid. Thank you so much for letting me remember it!

That sock is coming along very nicely. I can't think of anything special that wouldn't get lost in the coloring.

3:52 PM  
Blogger snowballinhell said...

I once had a kitty who droolled copiously, too. He also had a nasty habit of spraying small appliances. Trust me, there is nothing worse than popping a piece of bread into the toaster before you're fully awake, only to be met with the warm, pungent odor of cooking cat urine. Well, I suppose it's a little worse when it's your coffee pot the next morning. It's amazing he died of old age, isn't it?

I think the sock will look just fine sans cables or lace. Very nice as it is!

4:26 PM  
Blogger erica said...

My cat, Chloe, has a drooling problem too. She used to get in bed with me, proceed to drool all over my pillow and then lay down next to my head and purr and drool. I wouldn't even have to touch her, she drools when she's happy.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous knitter having stalking problems that you emailed today said...

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5:18 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

We have a cat with drool issues too -- when she's sitting on your lap, being petted and purring. Sue also just had three more teeth removed ... We're hoping the drool issues doesn't become elevated because of it!

10:35 AM  

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