knitnana: Banner Day

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Banner Day

I can't suitably process my feelings about our achievements as a nation on this inauguration day. I've been feeling quite overwhelmed by an event I surely never thought I'd live to see. I'm eternally grateful that it came far sooner than I anticipated. And I am hopeful for our country, indeed for our world, today.

I think better minds than mine will write of the historical significance. But right now I'm feeling an enormous sense of relief...

All that said, in my own corner of the world, I'm battling a touch of sinus (and hoping it doesn't get any worse), and in general am just plain pooped. Both my employer's and my client's annual reporting is complete...but not until I'd lost a weekend, and many nights of decent sleep. I take this stuff too much to heart, I guess, but I am nothing if not a perfectionist!

All is in the mail, as they say. Thank goodness.

So I ran in the ends of these today, my first FO of 2009!
The blue and green Berroco Sox, my first month's edition of the Personal Sock Club. I had a few extra ends to run in - but I think I did a pretty good job of matching the stripes, don't you?

Pattern: My standard toe-up sock - Judy's Magic Cast On, stockinette...varied only by a 2x2 ribbed cuff.
Yarn: Berroco Sox 1477 colorway
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 1.5 US, 16-inch circulars
Time to complete: January 1-20, 2009

They feel pretty good, too...and can you see how well they match MSNBC's Inauguration coverage banners?

A "banner" day, indeed!


Blogger Ruinwen said...

Beautiful socks! The Inauguration speech was very moving. I hope you feel better soon! :)

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the socks! Having identical socks is a great achievement; choosing your news coverage to match them is a bit over-achiever, eh?


7:12 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I love those socks! But I'll confess that watching the inauguration was even better. Yes, relief, and, to my very great pleasure, a sense of inspiration. I loved his speech.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Your socks are gorgeous, great start to the year!

I agree, yesterday was a banner day! It will go down in history. And may I say...the U.S. of A. really does know how to throw a party!!!! :<)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

oh i envy your ability to get matching stripes! way to go! they're beautiful. :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I just love this kind of stripe patterning and have some very similar stuff that's another brand. Your's look great. Makes me wanna knit.

2:34 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Hope you got to see a lot of the inaug. details! Oh, I love the colors of these socks... are you better now? Crossing my fingers for you.

5:04 PM  

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