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No jury duty for me! Good thing - it was a civil case, involving an injury from an auto accident....a sprain. *sigh* What a waste of time!

Anyway, I was there from 8 AM to 12. I got quite a bit of knitting done - 4 squares. When I got home, I got pictures - here's the best one:




I'm at the point where I made a spot for the heel, and I'm moving up the leg. The pattern writer wants you to finish the leg, knit the cuff, then go back and knit the heel and toe.

I have a slight problem with that...see, that hole makes the rest of the sock flop around - and I'm afraid that that'll make problems, what with the flopping and flapping and foot catching on things (not that *that's* happened....*yet*.) I'm thinking I'll go ahead and do the heel now (well, when I finish the square I'm currently on), then work my way up the leg. That'll stop the flapping, and it'll look more like a sock instead of a "thing" - AND it'll maybe stop the "What are you making?" questions.

I *will* do this pattern again - it's fun, it's easy, and it looks cool. However, the next pair will be out of handspun (I think I've found a source for some "peacock-y" roving....whee!), in a sport-weight. The color repeats will probably be longer, but that's OK - I think I'll still get the same effect, just by the nature of the mitered squares. Since I don't even have the roving yet, I won't worry about it now. *g*

Must go supervise homework...and knit some more. *g*
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From:mantofev
Date:February 13th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
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that's a sock? it's only the coolest sock i have ever seen!
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From:yarn_floozy
Date:February 13th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. Preeeeety.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:February 14th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
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Thank you - I love the way the colors are coming out!
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From:fiberaddict
Date:February 14th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
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Yup - that's the foot, the hole for the heel, and 1 row of diamonds on the leg (they aren't attached together yet - I needed to knit 1 more diamond). I've started on the heel, now - then I'll finish the leg, knit the ribbing, and go back and knit the toe.

Then I get to do it all again! *g*

The design is the only reason I ordered this kit - it is SO cool looking, and it's *easy*. Just time consuming.
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From:ritaspins37
Date:February 14th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
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that is one funky cool looking sock.

I may have to bring drop spindle and/or knitting with me instead of my wheel to Irish Fest, I am waiting for new drive bands to be delivered. We will see if they make it on time, if they do I will still bring the wheel.
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