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Friday, February 8, 2008

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly


The Good:


I had so many comments in my warm/cold contest that I couldn't choose just one. So, in the spirit of the subject matter, I decided to choose one cold and one warm winner.

Cold was easy. Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, so Coastergirl (my 32nd comment) wins for cold.
Warm was a little more subjective. Couldn't do boiling point; didn't have THAT many entries. Couldn't do 100 degrees either. But I picked what I consider the perfect temperature for a nice warm day - 72 degrees.

So our other winner is Lucette, whose comment came in at number 72!

Thanks to everyone for playing. Your comments kept things warm and sunny, in my corner of the world at least...

Another good:

I figured out what was going on yesterday. Someone at knitting group told me it was a valid link, but from an email, not a website, hence the tracking page. So someone obviously sent out a bulk mailing that had a click through link to my free valentine scarf pattern.

I had over 1500 page loads yesterday. Cool! Thank you, whoever you are...

More good:



McGregor's Garden is ready for a test knit. Any volunteers?





I am actually quite pleased at how this, my first sock design, and my first ever toe up sock, came out.





Lettuce edging didn't look right and I didn't need much elasticity in the cuff since the sock itself hugs the leg, so I went with a cute little eyelet variation.













Pay no attention to that stump foot behind the sock...





And now...

The bad:





Bad Cat! No tuna!






Now that just CAN'T be comfortable...




And the ugly:

I went to knitting group last night and took Moroccan Days.

You know how some dates go well from the start?

And others kind of fall apart on you?



Can't take her anywhere...

17 comments:

Dove Knits said...

Those socks are terrific!

Sorry about the bad behavior on the parts of the cat and Morocco. A discussion shall be had and action taken immediately.

ChristyH said...

The McGregor's are stunning and I can't wait to try it out!. The cat reminded me of children and the way they can sleep.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for picking me in the warm category. Warm is sunshine and sunflowers. What a wonderful surprise.

Lucette

Cheryl, the jungian Knitter said...

Arabian Nights is behaving herself quite well and I just finished the first row of the center panel! Yay me! The pattern delights me every day.

Donna Lee said...

I would love to test knit the socks. I am an avid sock knitter and am in love with the pattern.

Kate said...

No! Ignore Donna Lee, she doesn't like Peter Rabbit. I, her loving, caring, daughter that she totally went behind during a bathroom break would love to test-knit the macgregor socks.

Lisa said...

Oh I know the answer to your mystery. Threadbear Fibrearts was the one who linked to your pattern. When you said a bulk mailing, it clicked with me. By the way, that is a GREAT yarn store. They are huge and have a wonderful selection of everything!

Ann said...

The socks look great & the pattern is really fantastic - you did a great job in the design. As it's toe-up, I would love to test knit them as I am a toe-up sock knitting addict.

Lucia said...

Looks like you have plenty of test knitters already... but the socks are indeed beautiful. So is the cat, in an extremely feline way.

Opal said...

Beautiful socks! As for the shawl, that is one scary picture. *shudder*

La Cabeza Grande said...

J'adore your bunny socks, darling! Your first sock pattern design looks like a real winner.

Kim said...

The socks are FABULOUS!!!

Jejune said...

OOoh pretty socks! I love the eyelets along the top!

Naughty bad cat - although she clearly has good taste :)

wannaknit4u said...

i would have to say through my many year of knitting i don't think i have ever seen such beautiful work can't wait to continue seeing more;)

KNITSABELLA said...

I'd love to test knit Mr McGregor if you still need willing hands. I really do love the whole idea behind that pattern ever since you started them last month.

And congrats on those 1500 page hits! I too would immediately think it was too good to be true, but you have to face the music - you're loved!

Swords and Needles said...

Ooh, ooh, pick me, let me help knit the socks (if you still want test knitters, that is)! I love his little hiding ears! Good luck with the shawl.

Shirley said...

If you are still looking for a test knitter I am available and would love love love to knit it. They are beautiful socks.