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Merry Christmas Socks [Dec. 25th, 2015|01:01 pm]
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These are sorta plain brown heather socks...but they're Christmas socks because I finished them on Christmas Eve, for someone else.  Many mistakes delayed these socks, but they're done now, with love and prayers for the recipient, who will get them late, but no less wrapped in love.

Christmas wishes to those who celebrate, and to others, may you have peace and joy in your own way.

Otherwise Christmas is unseasonably warm--has been warm for over a week--and was downright hot in church last night.  The choir, crammed into the choir pews behind banks of candles, and encompassed in long choir robes with cottas over them...was soaked through by the end of the service.  Some people felt ill and had to leave.  The air conditioning and even the fans broke down; repairs brought only a tiny trickle of air into the sanctuary until someone had the wits to open the downstairs outer doors--but it didn't cool anyone who wasn't at the back of the church and in line with the stairs.

The Christmas breakfast (waffles, a rare treat) stuck in the waffle-iron after two waffles, and was abandoned for converting the waffle batter to pancake batter and cooking on the griddle.  That worked.  We will deal with the waffle iron when it's thoroughly cool.  (There is no such thing as a truly non-stick waffle iron.)   Next comes the opening of presents and then a few other chores before I put the ham in the oven and potatoes in the pot.  And when the ham comes out, the bread pudding goes in.


[User Picture]From: gifted
2015-12-25 11:33 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous colours, and to me, more christmasy than, say, red and green. The brown makes me think of nuts and warm oak. Or -- thanks to your next paragraph -- waffles, with a string of maple syrup.

And now, because of association, they shall be known to me as the christmas waffle socks.

Edited at 2015-12-25 11:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2015-12-27 03:35 am (UTC)
so along with the gift, attach a footnote :)
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2015-12-27 07:22 pm (UTC)
Lovely socks! When it's cooler, waffles make a great chocolate chip delivery system.

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From: (Anonymous)
2016-01-10 08:22 pm (UTC)

Blue Socks

They are a nice color, but it's like working on a big quilt with an error. Sometimes you have to take the quilt apart to fix the problem. Darn it.

And too, I agree with you about those militant squatters.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-01-22 09:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Blue Socks

The recipient of the brown socks liked them, and the blue socks, finished, are comfortable, so all's well that ends well. One of the rose socks startled me today by suddenly having only 27 stitches on the heel flap when I know I started with 28. Making a stitch into the Eye of Partridge heel reinforcing I use isn't exactly hard, but it is a little trickier than in stockinette. Hoping the rest of the rose socks go without hitches and the brown heather behind them scoots through without incident.
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