Books and more

Here’s the picture of the completed Hippy Crunchy socks. I like how they look rather well. I decided to use only three pattern repeats, partly because of the time crunch. I needed to hurry up and finish them. I’m happy with the result, so I’m calling it a design decision, not cheating.


Notice how the stripes match fairly well, until the colors suddenly diverge, about 2/3 way of the instep. There wasn’t a knot in the yarn; it just changed, a very long pattern repeat, I guess.

And, just for fun, here’s a photo of all the gift socks before I mailed them off a few days ago.


Clockwise from top left: Railroad Rib in Tiger, Little Shells in Ladybug, Maple Leaf in Owl (this was an extra pair I knit pre-blog early in 2006 for just-in-case), Negative Bricks in Parrot, and the Hippy Crunchy in Flamingo. Farewell and wear well, zoo socks!

Now, as for Christmas… it was nice, lovely, and simple. I didn’t get any yarn, but I did get a ton of knitting books and magazines, so it was a lot of fun to browse through them.


Clockwise from top left: Poetry in Stitches, Designing Knitwear, Vintage Knits, Folk Socks, Knit 2 Together, and And So to Bed….


I was asked for a list of subscriptions or current issues I had, so I didn’t receive any duplicate magazines. A lot of fun variety here. Left to right: Simply Knitting (from the UK), INKnitters, Knit N Style, Creative Knitting, and Knitscene. (I think my bookshelves are on the verge of bursting!)

I also got a digital kitchen scale, which has already helped me in dividing up a skein for a future project, some mystery and fantasy books, an alkaline-powered screwdriver, and the Murder on the Orient Express game. I can’t wait to play this. However, I need to finish And Then There Were None first, which I received last Christmas, yikes!

Happy New Year!

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5 Responses to “Books and more”

  1. Renee Says:
    December 31st, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, I love that book! When I was in 6th grade, we read it and I just fell in love with it.

  2. Connie Says:
    January 1st, 2007 at 10:34 am

    I love your sock labels!

  3. hege Says:
    January 1st, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    I see you got a lot of good knitting reading! I have three of those books, Vintage Knits, Designing Knitwear and Poetry of course. All excellent! The others look intriguing as well. Enjoy! Your sock labels are so cool, how neat to have your own logo!

  4. Chris Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Your socks all turned out so well! And wow, I bet your bookshelves are bursting. Yowza. :) Love my digital scale, too.

  5. Nicole Says:
    January 4th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    I love your labels! I wish I had something like that for my handknits. What program did you use to design the labels?

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

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