Sunday, February 24, 2008


It's been one of those weeks; very busy, stressful, and exciting. Here's the source of the brouhaha:

Jim's got a new truck. We weren't quite ready for this purchase, but he couldn't keep driving the old one any longer. Jim has finally got the truck he's always wanted, with the long box, crew cab and V8 engine, so he's a happy guy. Me, I'm not so thrilled because I've recently been put in charge of the family budget, but I'm happy that he's happy.

I did manage to finish the second Trekking XXL sock and I've still got lots of yarn:

The third one is started and ready to be stowed away in my purse.

I also worked on my lace sock and managed to get up to the ankle:

It's a little big I think, but still quite nice. Blu486 asked me about the pattern. Well this is an original design and I don't think I'll be writing up a pattern either, since it is an odd sized one. Besides, I'm selfish. Once in the while I like to have an entirely original knit. Something that nobody else has or will have because I made it up myself. I'm bad. Spank me.

Speaking of original, I found this in an old Knitter's magazine (Spring '92) and if I had the right yarn in my stash I would have cast on right away:

Isn't it amazing?! It's a peacock knitted into a wash cloth. I want to make it just so I can figure out how it was put together. Maybe I'll take a little trip down to the yarn store today. But after I take care of my poor, neglected dog.

I'm so hard done by.


  1. Dogs have a way of making you feel really really guilty, don't they? LOVE the Trekking colourway - you can't get an idea from the ball, so it's great to see it knitted up. You put in the heels and toes separately, right? I must get the courage to do that. And I too would want to make that peacock washcloth just to see how it's done. Let me know how it goes.

  2. A pair of socks and a new truck. I just doesn't get any better than that. Put a 'star' on the calender ;o)

  3. Anonymous9:56 am

    That peacock just makes me smile! Please let us know if you make it!!!

  4. Boys and their new toys. I'm sure he'll have a smile on his face for a while. :)

  5. What a fascinating dishcloth!

    I got a chuckle out of my word verification word: omygoph. (Replace the p with an s...)

  6. Congrats on the new wheels! I'm sure you won't mind getting a lift to work now - LOL.

    (ya, just take dog with you to yarn store) S.E.X. then dog park = awesome Saturday morning.

  7. Haha, a Peacock ... I thought it was a Turkey. LOL.

    BTW, I love the colors in the Trekking sock yarn.