Sunday, November 18, 2007

Still Alive.

Yes, I am alive. Honestly I have just been BUSY. School, work, commuting, looking for apartments and a new job, you name it. Im just plain freaking busy. Even so, I still have some FO pics and some fun pictures to share! Here is the Patons sock in progress next to the Showbox at the Market sign held up by Heather (shown at right)

sock and showbox signHeather from starbucks

The pic of Heather was taken at the original Starbucks in Seattle, which I had never been to, even though I practically live in Seattle. I know, it was blasphemy. So I sat outside and knitted like a geek until it got cold enough I couldnt feel my fingers and then we trekked to Starbucks and Subway while some friends of hers held our spots in line.

The show itself was just amazing. Moneta, the lead singer from Forgive Durden, The Classic Crime and Holyfield (formerly known as Tyson). It was an acoustic set, which I loved although I normally don't care too much for them. After the show I went home and vegged out on the couch with my merch that I bought and worked on the second Patons sock.

On sunday, it was finished. Here they are- my first pair of cast on socks, but not the first finished socks. Im still waiting for pics of my moms Cascade Socks, but these were my first pair for myself too- which makes them even more special.

Patons socks finished full

Right now, they are keeping my feet nice and toasty in the cold Pacific Northwest winter and while I am sleeping. The sizing isn't quite right on my injured ankle (a little loose and baggy) but still warm. The yarn was a present from my grandmother (dads mom) who bought 2 skeins of it in Cambria in 2006 (don't ask me what store- she can't remember, I already checked). I knitted them on size 2s and they took me five months.

I started them on July 3rd after I had had a copious amount of rum and was braving the fears of both knitting on dpns and knitting socks. Turns out, I can do it. I can teach myself to knit on dpns and to knit socks. I am slightly amazing in this feat. Im working on the blog header and everything, since school is almost over I should have more time soon.

Also, holiday knitting doesn't exist for me. I am continuning to knit as planned and not stressing. lets see how long this lasts, shall we? Have a good week guys!