Sunday, November 05, 2006

Odds and Ends

As alluded to in my second to last post, Kris and I went to speak to the surgeon on Thursday. I'll be sans gallbladder as of December 12th - joy. Nothing like recouperating from surgery right before the holidays. :-/ I had Kris go in with me to keep me honest and go through with scheduling the procedure because I'm basically scared to death of surgery. Feh. Thanks for all your words of support to this scardey-cat :)

With the possibility of being laid up for up to a week or more, I went Friday morning to stock up on sock yarn at my LYS. 'Cause, you know, I might need more sock yarn... Pics will be forth coming later on this week as we've had crummy overcast weekend weather which doesn't help my poor photo skillz. :) I got Koigu, Wildfoote, and Fleece Artist sock yarns, so I have to be able to do these colors justice.

I finished my second Christmas gift knitting project this afternoon. A pair of socks!

Fleece Artist socks, size small from the Fleece Artist ballband

Is it bad that I picked the sock size to best fit my foot and didn't ask for the recipient's size?

These were done in the basic stockinette pattern from the inside of the Fleece Artist ballband. With a few toe tweaks from Sensational Knitted Socks. Started them last Saturday and finished the pair this afternoon. Most of the second sock was knitted in a fit of laziness yesterday. Just recouping from a sinus infection me, some Dr Who episodes, sleepy poockie-pie, and the sock. I feel like I should get a reward or something as I knitted these from stash!

New Christmas sock project - Austermann Step with Aloe Vera and Jojoba

Shortly after finishing the Fleece Artist socks, I cast on a new pair of socks for Christmas knitting. No clue who will wind up with these socks, just have to have a size 8 foot :) Not very far into them yet, but I'm LOVING the Austermann yarn - so soft!


IceSkatin' said...

LOVE the Fleece Artist sock COLOR!! (Those are my favorite colors too :)) I've only done two pair of socks...but of course I have stash for MANY more...