August 27, 2007

Toe's Up!

Obviously I didn't rip JB's socks. He decided that they weren't too short across the bottom of his foot, but rather that they "felt" short as they started up the leg. So, I just continued plodding on. That's what these toe up socks feel like - plodding along, at a very slow pace. After knitting on them all last week, before we headed down to the races, I had his try them on and remembered to take photos. I also have the third Monkey on the needles - nice pointy bamboo double points. I have turned the heel and finished the gusset on the 45 minute drive to the races. Then I put the poor little monkey aside and continued on the 2x2 ribbed toe-up. Blog-Free Jessica said in the comments the other day "you can only knit stockinette for so long before quietly losing your mind a little bit." I think the same applies to 2x2 ribbing. If in the end he likes these socks, we discussed this driving home - he likes having hand-knit socks, but doesn't like to wear them because they will just wear out - then I will rip the last two pairs I made him and redo them.
Stolen from Summerset, here's a parting shot for you. He said they might work better as Eyeore ears:


  1. Knitting 2 at a time seems like it would be slow and then the same 2 sts over and over. I can see why you are not loving them.

    Nice eeyore ears picture. Teeheehee

  2. Classic Mr. jay! Nice Ears dude!

    -k :)

  3. It's me, your Tea swap partner. Just wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten about you! I am busy putting your package together now and I hope to have it out to you in the next two weeks, so be on the lookout.

  4. Ms. Anonymous - I'm leaving tomorrow morning (8/30) for Maui and won't be back until Wednesday 9/5. Oh how fun. g

  5. Enjoy your vaycay with that terribly good looking man! Cami
    (who is wanting a verrry relaxed seamstress when you get back!)

  6. nice ears, lol...
    Hey, I got the pattern - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)
    Oh I"m jealous you're in Maui... SO. JEALOUS.


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