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2016 Socks Starting [Jan. 13th, 2016|11:09 am]
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The blue socks showed up in an earlier post--still not finished, as Christmas/New Years/book revision-before-Editor-gets-back-after-holidays is not conducive to finishing a pair that continues to have problems (like knots in the yarn, indicating a tie done at the factory).   So, seeing more problems ahead, I elected to start another pair to take on the first convention trip of the year, GAFilk in Atlanta (a great filk convention, by the way--thoroughly enjoyed it!)  and chose Plymouth Yarn's Galway Nep in a rose color, that I've used for striping short socks before.   Here's where I am, not quite halfway through January:

Blue and Rose socks 12-13-16

The blues are past the heel turn; one is past the gusset decreases and the other is just starting them.  Behind them, the rose pair has completed the ribbing on one sock, and has a row or two to go on the other.  They will wait until I finish the gusset decreases on the blue pair and then proceed slowly while the blues charge ahead to finish (I hope!) by the end of the month.  However, there's other work to be done (the annual report on our wildlife management project), plus revisions requested by Editor when they come in, plus work around the house beyond daily chores.

Last year's sock total was  2 pairs of regular socks for a friend, 8 pairs regular socks for myself, and 7 pairs short socks for myself.  17 pairs total.  I hope to finish 1, 7, and 7 this year, and do my first pair of fingerless mitts.   Anyone who wants to see all the sock pairs done last year can check on my Ravelry projects page.


[User Picture]From: gifted
2016-01-14 02:49 am (UTC)
Great winter colours. :]
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From: Becky Price
2016-01-14 06:43 pm (UTC)

schedule and socks

Socks are my favorite carting around and working on project when I am running around and hurrying mup to wait. :) Meanwhile, where can we find your schedule for 2016? I am hoping there is something I can manage this year!
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2016-01-16 09:51 am (UTC)
We thoroughly enjoyed you, too! I bragged on your socks to some sundry.
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2016-01-16 09:53 am (UTC)
Including how much I enjoy you and Robin McKinley influencing each other, being creative, trying new [& old!] things, & being friends. If I ever grow up [use of subjunctive tense to indicate hypothetical or unreal situation], I want to be you two.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-01-20 10:03 am (UTC)
Blue socks finished in the evening of January 19.

While I was working on them, an email came in (I didn't hear it ding) telling me a long-ago friend was in hospice and expected to die within 24-48 hours.

We were no longer close, but...still. That's why I'm up this far into January 20. I can't just go to sleep, and yet tomorrow I have work to do.

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