Friday, December 12, 2008
Knitting for the past week and a half:
I present a pair of socks that I improvised out of Trekking's Pro Natura. I learned to hate that colorway. The jury was out among those I polled, but the top two comparisons were either baby crap, or vomit. Personally, I thought it looked more like vomit. -however- because the socks I made up (I was backstage at Pirates of Penzance waiting for my cues) didn't take nearly all of the yarn, I also made up some simple wristers to go with. I have a candidate for the socks, who happens to love the browns, green, and mustard color...so she's getting both.
I also made two pairs of wristers in other sock yarns I had scraps of, or that hadn't made it into socks yet. The gorgeous cold blue and grey colorway (my favorite so far) is left over from a pair of monkeys made earlier this year. The other is a green, teal, and dark blue that I don't care for as much. Both of those pairs are also gifts - they are thank yous to a guy and girl who helped make my recent 29th birthday the spectacular success it was. It's hard to feel special when you're running around fair performing, so I really appreciate what they and my other friends did.
Why are they the only ones with thank you gifts at the moment? Because their generosity was really really really unexpected and touched me - and because I see them very rarely, and my other friends already just pipe up when they want something knitted.
So, I shall post additional pictures as soon as I can of other knits and things. I just wanted to be sure to get this one up before the work christmas party I am attending tonight.
I would also like to say: look at the photography. I'm 29 and, apparently, I have begun to actually learn to use a camera.