Monday, May 01, 2006

Sensory Overload

Day 114 and we've knit 1708 socks.

Think about that a moment, please. That's ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHT socks.

Impressed yet?

That's an average of 14.9 socks a day, and it's 85.4% to our goal.



Speaking of staggering, how about some staggering beauty?

How about that? You see that label? The colorway? AROSEBYANY, baby - named after this lil'ole blog.

Who knew me rambling and getting fed up at vet bills and spewing my nonsense would inspire something that stunningly beautiful?

It's gorgeous, I tell you, gorgeous. Mama-E made it, and she did an amazing job. I promise I'm only making a little fool of myself petting it over and over again. Only a little because I'm here with Trevor, Aslan, and Oscar, and they lick their own butts, so who are they to talk?

It's just so blooming gorgeous it's going to be very *choke* tough *gasp* to give it up. *ssssiiiiggghhhh*

Because it's goin' in the box for the 2000th sock...

Along with some yarn from Amy-Boogie.

Not this.

The stuff Amy donated never got here.

Honest. It's not this sock yarn in her Tahiti colorway with a free sock pattern. No, that box never got to me, darn it. She should immediately send me another, don't you think?

Yeah, she didn't believe me either.

Significantly less impressive is this:

Two oz each bobbin of singles for the sock yarn I'm spinning for the winner. All that's left is to ply, then I'll knit up a swatch, unless it turns out they don't stripe at all, in which case I'll claim I didn't knit it, I didn't even spin it, and I'll probably just blame it on my brother because he's been really busy lately and I don't think he'd notice.


And finally, this is the view in my house today. This is not a stretch, this is a sleeping position.

Cute Overload, eat your heart out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm blushing...nice to knit with you tonight!

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I win, so I can give it back to you :-)


8:04 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I finished up another sock! Love that yarn - so pretty!

8:15 AM  
Blogger David said...


8:28 AM  
Blogger Coleen said...

I think Amy should send that yarn to me... ya know, just to make sure it gets into safe hands and doesn't get lost again...

yeah, I like that idea. aren't I so selfless?

8:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Hi! I finished another pair of socks. Just wanted to let you know.

3:06 PM  
Blogger elka said...

another sock done~ slowly adding to the tally

7:02 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

sooo very close to #1,763. too bad i can't get transpo to MS&W or i'd see you there...

12:16 AM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

I posted a sock photo yesterday of a pair that I knitted in the past two days. Take a look if you like :-)

2:02 AM  
Blogger Janine said...

Add another sock for me, please! (must do little kid socks so I can finish the next ones closer to 1763)

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pits are incredible dogs, its just a shame that so many bad people that exploit them and give them a bad name. How does your dog get a long with your cats? My Missy loves my sister's cat and she even gets beat up by the cat!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Damn, but cats have the right idea, don't they? Find a nice spot of sunlight, stretch out, snooze, and don't care what anyone else thinks about it! =)

I'll second what Colleen said: I'd be happy to sacrifice myself to ensure that the yarn gets to a good home. (I, um, had to test-knit it in order to be sure it was as yummy as it looked. Really. And now it's in the perfect size for my feet! Coincidence!) I'm such a sock yarn slut lately *sigh*

10:39 PM  

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