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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday v.43

Aaaaaaaannnnd... we're back!  But only just barely, so this will be sort of a quickie post for WIPW.  NY was great (post coming!) and Kansas was really super great. (For serious.  Post coming there, too!)  Unfortunately, the only real knitting time I got in the last week was on the plane to and from the east coast.  Not even a middle seat between two guys who were each too big to put their armrests down (ugh) was enough to deter me.  I knitted the whole way with my elbows pinned to my sides.  To be honest, I think the pointy sticks were the only reason I had any room at all. 

Anyway, it was enough to finish Secret Sock #1.  Yay!  It looks pretty good, I think.  There are a few glitches in the pattern, so mine doesn't look exactly like the Yarn Harlot version, but I think I'm the only one who'll notice.  Also, following the instructions means you end up grafting the stitches in a line that's perpindicular to the toe of the sock.  Weird, no?  Again, I think I'm the only one who'll care.  Also, I've learned something very important with Sock #1, and it is this:  Boy socks are crazy HUGE!  Holy cow, these things take FOREVER to knit. 

Secret Sock #2 is now officially underway.  It looks like this:

Not much, I know.  I blame Mr. Right.  Last night, after the Big Road Trip, we started mowing his lawn.  No small task, since it's about a third of an acre, and he hadn't mowed it yet this year.  So instead of knitting, I have this:

That's my sweetie with his Darth Vader mask (he's violently allergic to grass, and the last time he did the lawn without it, we almost ended up in the ER.  Now he looks like a dork and everyone's healthy). 

That's also 13 trash bags filled crammed with cut grass, plus one regular garbage can plus one super-sized garbage can.  Let me save you the calculations:  It's a freaking lot of grass.  And  it took the two of us about 6 hours over 2 days.  Phew!

And now, I'm going to go guzzle some allergy medicine myself and collapse on my bed.  When I wake up though, I'm going to go visit all the WIPW posts.  I missed you guys last week!

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had a great trip. YAY for starting the second sock!
    Wow that is a lot of grass! I have allergies too. I hope everyone feels better.

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  2. That's a serious amount of grass!

    The second sock looks good so far, very pretty yarn.

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  3. You should get your hubby wildly colorful masks for your own amusement. :) Or at least black ones so he can actually pretend to be Darth Vader.

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  4. I'm dreading the bigness of man socks - why did I offer to make mine some?!

    I think you should make a knitted face mask (lined with fabric I guess, otherwise the pollen would get through)!

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  5. Nice start on the second sock. I have the hardest time getting the second one finished. I have two on the needles now.

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  6. Oh wow, that is a lot of lawn to mow! I'm glad it's all mowed now and no one ended up in the ER, yikes.

    And yay for a finished sock, despite sub-par knitting conditions. :D

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  7. Good for you, claiming your knitting space on that claustrophic plane ride! I totally sympathize about the lawn mowing, ours is all hill (with rocks!). Keep going with those socks :-)

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  8. Thanks goodness for pointy sticks! Good thing they are still allowed on airplanes. : )
    Wow, I wish I could have that grass for my compost pile! That is a huge mowing job. I look forward to seeing more of the Secret Socks.

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  9. love that picture of mr right in his mask :D

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  10. He has the kind of lawn he could justify a ride-on mower for. Jus' sayin' LOL

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  11. Wow, that's a lot of grass! My husband has a robot lawn mower to mow our lawn, otherwise we would be in big trouble because neither of us like to do yard work. Good job on finishing sock#1 and taking on the man socks. I have been promising my husband a pair, but still haven't gotten around to starting them yet.

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  12. Holy crap that's a lot of grass! I still have burning eyes and sneezing fits even when I take my allergy meds! Nice sock!

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  13. Holy smokes that's insane!!!! He needs to get one of those small ones you drive so he can stay away from it and also it will go a LOT faster! It looks beautiful mowed though! Can't wait to see the sekrit sock. Knitting boy socks scares me even though I have to soon. I'm sure the foot part is insanely long and boring.

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