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We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:

 

Here are Lynda and Georgette, sharing knitting advice and tips. The knitting group is great. Rob has a neat new camera, which he used to take this photo.


This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:

 


Four of us decided to make the Dogwood Blossoms sweater from Knit Picks. Several of us have ordered the kit already. I'll let you know about our progress.

Saturday was Joanie's birthday. I gave her a framed photo of her cat, Kasha. We had breakfast at No Worries, along with my DH and two of Joanie's three children. Kasha was a hit! (Thanks to Rob for printing the photo for me.)

 

This week I've decided to share the pattern for the socks I've been making for Daphne. This is my own pattern. Here's the PDF: Daphne%27s%20Gold%20Rev..pdf

Please let me know if you have any problems with the pattern. It's only one size, but it can be adapted easily. The socks look like this:


 


She is wearing a size 5 shoe right now, so I made these in a size 6. The yarn is Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow, left over from her Bees' Knees cardigan. The pair takes 25 g of leftover yarn. They were fun and quick to make. I used the same pattern to make a different pair:

 

 

The only thing I did differently was to change the pattern to st st. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Multieffekt left over from a pair of adult socks. I'm finishing up the second sock now. It will be completely different, just for fun. I started in a different part of the pattern. That's why I'm calling them "Crazy Socks." I hope to make some mittens out of left over sock yarn before I see Miss Daphne later this month. For my friends who need their Daphne fix, here you go:

 

 

(You have to be able to think inside the box before you can think outside it!)

 

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What's on my needles: The Crazy Socks for Daphne. I'm ready to get back to DBIL's prayer cardi when I finish the Crazy Socks. Also back to DH's kilt Hose.
What's on my wheel: Soon I will be starting some nylon-Shetland fiber blend for socks.
What's on my iPad: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Just added Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire from the library. This is, I believe, the book the musical "Wicked" was based on.
What's my app of the week: With the snow this past week, it has to be KSL Vortex, a weather app by KSL TV in Salt Lake City. The other apps kept saying no snow for Park City, based on the weather station at the middle school. KSL has a weather station at Summit Park, where I live, several hundred feet higher, were we got--of course--snow!
What's in my wine glass: Crane Lake Zinfandel 2008.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad and MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 7:05pm
I'm up for it!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 10, 2011 at 7:02pm
With a child that age everyone in the house needs to be on diaper duty (doody?)... LOL 
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 6:48pm
I wondered if anyone would notice! I guess mom can handle two in diapers, since daddy is on diaper duty (doody?) half the time. He's a trooper! A knight in shining armor!
Comment by cherylbwaters on October 10, 2011 at 6:46pm
Oh, goodness, I just took a closer look at that box. I missed it at first because of the cute little thing inside it. Looks to me like she was just getting some extra protection!
Comment by cherylbwaters on October 10, 2011 at 6:44pm

Judith, you remain on all of our lists.

Susan it is still very dry but it is amazing how quickly the bayous were rising. To me that indicated the ground couldn't absorb it and a lot of it was running off instead of soaking in.

EV, do I see some cute little unisex sox for that cute little guy in your life?

Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 6:23pm
Good unisex! It's raining here now. If the temp drops overnight, maybe we'll get more snow.
I like that they don't match, too!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on October 10, 2011 at 5:30pm
Snow?  Ah! (I can't even fathom that, it was 85 today, though last week we were chilly.)  Daphne's socks are just too cute.  (They look like a good unisex pattern).  And there ain't nothin' like a baby ina box!  I wish I could still fit in a box.
Comment by Buffy Joseph on October 10, 2011 at 4:44pm
Ooh, those are great! I really like that they don't match - they are fun that way!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 4:35pm
Just finished the second Crazy Sock:

Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2011 at 2:38pm
Judith is definitely on my NICE list! We'll all work on it. At least with the Man upstairs, we don't have to worry about getting a busy signal!

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