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radioactive sock close
Originally uploaded by fiberaddict75126.
Here's a closeup. The colors are little better here......watch your eyes.

I'm about 1/2 down the leg of it's mate..but I can tell that very little knitting will be done today. The loom is singing it's sweet siren song, and I must answer it. Plus, breakfast.
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spin a yarn
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:September 10th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Arrrrgh! My eyes!!!! They burn!!!!!

Memo to self... Don't go blogging before coffee.... it's too traumatic.

Very nice sock though. Should be warmer than 1,000 suns.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:September 10th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
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*g* I warned you, didn't I?

The major problem now is that Herself is simply beside herself wanting a pair Just Like These. The problem? (besides the whole "I can't knit another pair of these and keep my sight" thing) I don't know what brand/colorway this yarn is!

It was gifted to me, and I put it gently on the computer table so I could ignore contemplate it each day. Zoey decided it was dangerous, so she took both balls outside and killed one of them. She had just started stalking the other when I got home and surveyed the damage.

Both ball bands were gone, 1 ball had it's innards strewn all over the yard (even up in the fort...I have no idea how she got it up there), and the other was drool covered. Surprisingly, there were no breaks in the yarn - either ball!

I'm going to try to find a "local" yarn store to take both kidlets to - they can choose their own sock yarn that way. I'll dust off the CSM and crank them out quickly so I can go on to my next pair of socks: a cuffed pair with Celtic knotwork on both the cuff and heelflap, I'm thinking. For wearing with my Birkie Boston Sheepie clogs (when they get here). *g*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:September 10th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
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a cuffed pair with Celtic knotwork on both the cuff and heelflap
I've got a pair in a dark green-based Opal yarn (green, tan/yellow, blue) on which I did matching assymetric "viking" cables up the sides. The socks are 2x2 rib and I stole the cable pattern from Elsebeth Lavold. They're my favorite

You could ask the person who gifted you the yarn (if you're still speaking to her) what it was...

Patternworks has Kroy in self-striping and faux Fair Isle ($6/ball) and Fortissima 6-ply ($10/ball) Fair Isle. Both seem to have colorways that break the sound barrier. If you can't get to a yarn store that might be the way to go.

There are a couple of LYS's around here that seem to like stocking loud sock yarn, so I could go shopping on your behalf if you gave me some preferred colorways.

I've got a pair of self-striping socks on the needles at the moment that are blue/grey. I just can't seem to get on with them. I suspect the colorway is just too boring. When I get the camera up again, I'll take pictures of the socks I like to wear with my Doc Martens when I'm dressed head to foot in black. They might amuse you.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:September 10th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm still speaking to her, but it's been so long that I don't think she'll remember. It took me a long time to get up the courage (and the will power) to actually do something with this stuff. *eg*

There aren't any yarn stores (except Wally World, which doesn't count) within 60 miles of me. :sob: I'm not counting JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby/Michael's either, since they tend to stock only faux fur and thick acry-lac stuff.

If you wouldn't mind shopping, I would appreciate it! (Paypal is my friend...*g) Herself wants loud, Rainbow yarn (I think she'd be happy with screaming florescent yarn, personally - she has no taste or color sense right now..she's 8, and these socks thrill her to death.) Her winter hat for this year is out of "sunset" yarn (the roving was god-awful; pink/red/yellow/orange) and a purple mix we did here (it came out purple/blue/lavender - you can see a pic of the swatch here and the "matching" mittens here) Himself is in exile in his room right now (long story involving a kindergarden that has no naps and a boy that really needs them)....but he likes bright, primary colors with emphasis on blues. Or Star Wars.....I'm spinning yarn for this year's winter hat/mitten set, and he chose a roving in blues, purples, and pale silvers.

Unfortunately, the yarns I did for the hats/mittens aren't sock yarns - while *I'd* wear socks out of them, they are too thick for kid's socks..their shoes wouldn't fit. They're heathens enough without any encouragement....

Seriously, if you want to shop, have fun! I could probably get a pair of socks out of 1 ball for him (he's 5)...her, I'd probably only need 1, but it'd be safer with 2. And, if you find 2 or 3 colorways, that's OK, too...they're a little miffed that I have a drawer full of handmade socks, and they only have (at the moment) 1 pair each. I keep telling them, if they'd quit growing...*eg*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:September 11th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
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I'd be only to happy to pick up some sock yarn for you. Just don't twist so hard -- my arms can't take it!!!

I might get time to go tomorrow, if not it'll be next weekend as the store that has the best selection is in the opposite direction to work. It's not far, just over *there*.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:September 12th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm in no rush - the *kids* are, but I'm not.

Besides, I'm going to use the sock machine for them - I have no desire to spend 2 weeks or so on a pair of socks that they will outgrow in a week. :g:

I can crank out a pair of adult socks in 1 hour, so kid-sized tube socks won't take too long. They can then stomp around their respective schools showing off their fancy feet. And brag that *their* mom loves them the mostest! :g:
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:September 12th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
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And brag that *their* mom loves them the mostest! :g:
Which why we knit for the little brats to begin with. Because we love them, not to give them bragging rights.
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