Let's take a closer look, shall we?
How about now?
Notice the distinct lack of actual blocking being performed by my sock blockers, as evidenced by the wrinkled heel and the loose ribbing at the top? (And folks, these are BIG sock blockers. My family doesn't call me Big Foot for nothing.)
I knew this would happen.
I warned him.
But did he listen?
This, my friends, is a sock that has shot right past its optimal weight and has become obese.
Too much beer and TV watching will do that.
Have cast on for Mrs. Monkey on a smaller needle. She should be svelte and sleek.
Then I will put Monkey on a diet. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
Thank you for all the kind comments on Mothy. I'm pretty proud of her. Wore her to yesterday's business lunch with my co-author, and saw envious glances from all the other ladies in the cafe. (Well, they certainly weren't looking at me!)
Nobody took a guess at what Anne's flower was going to be, but I am sure you have all been losing sleep over it. You are just too proud to admit you have no idea what it wants to be when it grows up. Don't worry, I won't keep you in suspense any longer.
leads to this:
seasilk in (l to r) melon, raspberry, and berry. Aren't the colors spot on?
which will become this:
Feather and Fan Shawl from A Gathering of Lace
For the Inspired by Nature KAL
I'm going to radiate the color from the center out, alternating skeins at the color switchovers to blend them into a gradual wash of color. I haven't decided yet whether or not I will try to add the brown of the stamens or the green of the leafy background into it. What do you all think?
Well, that's all for today. If you haven't donated yet to Claudia's Ride,