Well, I didn't make it. And, like Bode Miller, I didn't really try that hard. I DID finish my dad's scarf, one of my sister's socks, and my sockapalOOOza socks:
Here they are in all their flat, unblocked glory.
And here they are on my little feets! Hooray, these are my first ever completed sox!!!
I do like them, and I think my sockapal will be happy (in May...). But the Trekking yarn, while fascinating to knit with and nifty in color, is definitely Scratchy Wool. We'll see if they soften up in the wash. The Lorna's Laces in my sister's sock definitely got softer after washing. Still, I will be excited to try my STR!!!
Now, you remember that evil little hole in my sister's sock? Well, Claudia gave me some advice on how to fix it. The answer? Unweave the loose ends until they are long enough to darn with, put the live stitches on dpn's, and kitchener it all together with a new piece of yarn. Then darn the 4 ends in. So, we go from this:
Can't hardly tell where I repaired it! Woo hoo! I was so excited, I put on the sock and danced around and posed in it. Hooray! Mission Accomplished! One super sexy sock!
But, alas, upon removing the sock, I found.... another hole!!!!
See the loose stitches where the heel starts? That is a hole, my friends. So, surgery commenced again.
Doctor, is the patient prepped? Yes, the initial incision is made:
Now for the surgery. Give me a purple suture, stat!
But doctor, will it leave a scar? Will I be marked for life? Well, there will be a little scar, but you'll be stronger than ever.
If you've made it down this far into the post, you deserve a gratuitous baby shot:
This is Alec saying "o" and pointing to the O.
But wait! There's more! If you act now, you can get a free cute kitty shot!
Mia disguising herself a la ET, in the stuffed animal basket.
Now how much would you pay?