knitnana: Three? Three Pair? OTN at ONCE? ME?

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Three? Three Pair? OTN at ONCE? ME?

This is a first. Three pairs of socks going at once. Jocelyn said it made her a tad nutty to have that many to worry with. I'm hoping I won't be in that position too long.
Yesterday I put the Trekking XXL 322 on my kitty tooth-marked Hiya Hiya bamboos. This is partly because they're light colored. And partly because I am planning to take my sweet time on these socks - these are partly for the flight to Portland (but I'll be starting them at the office picnic this week). The goal is simple stuff - non-thinking. But as I started to knit this I remembered that I've made some gorgeous Feather and Fans with Trekking before. So depending on whether this is tweed or stripes, I might go that route with it.

Also in that photo above you can see my sis-in-law's avocado Cabletini second sock. I managed to turn the heel and make it up thru the gussets to the point of beginning the cabling all around the cuff. I want these socks done. They're too long on the needles at this point.

Then there's also the partial foot on the Discarded Roses Double Bubble socks. Love this cable. It's so much fun. But I've decided to use my heel instead of the one on the pattern, so you know I've got some figuring to do before I go much farther.

Before we headed out this afternoon to the last symphony matinee of the season, I completed this set:
I was able to snag some of this lovely lavendar, copper, and golden yellow on white kitty fabric that looks like a watercolor (of course, it's out of print). I've always loved it, and I let all I had go to a good customer a year or so ago. When I found more, I immediately decided that I was going to have a bag from this. So this is MY Posy Too, and checkbook cover, as well as a coordinating batik Sundry Case. I'll use them as samples at the upcoming Cat Show, but they're mainly for my Portland trip.

Hmm...That reminds me that I haven't shown you the piece of carry on luggage I bought have I?

I'm not sure I'd have gotten it if it hadn't been 50% off...but it's certainly MOI!
But getting a photo of it was a challenge...someone was determined to get IN the photo (that's unusual, huh?) and even looked right into the flash!

You have to carry ME on, Mommie

Somehow I have a feeling someone isn't going to be happy to have me gone, what do you think?
(((Hugs)))

9 Comments:

OpenID runswithneedles said...

I'm a sock knitting hussy myself. I have four pair on the needles right now.

I LOVE that purple piece of luggage. It's so cool!

Are you going to take lots of pics at Sock Summit? (And share them with us?)

11:47 PM  
OpenID meezermeowmy said...

That Posy Too will certainly get you comments at the Sock Summit.

They're lovely cats...but I think it would feel like someone was "watching" my knitting. Like those paintings where they eyes follow you around the room?

7:21 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

All of those socks are gorgeous, which should definitely reduce any potential nuttiness caused by the number of pairs :) I love your new posy too -- I can see why you had to have one for yourself, and it's going to get lots of good attention in Portland! :)

3:02 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

Not all on the same needles, I take it. I did try two pair at once on the same needles, and did not finish that project.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Just three? Pffft, amateur. :-)

4:02 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i think 3 socks is better then having 3 shawls on the needles. :)

4:00 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

You have kitty-marked needles too? My little gray girl gnawed on the ball-like ends of my new Plymouths, but the needles, themselves, are still intact. :)

Your new carry on is beautiful and I really like the color! If anyone can handle three pairs of socks at once, it's you. (Giggles @ Dave).

Hey, sneaky, I received an early b-day gift this morning. You and Dyna are amazing! The Posy and sundry to match my first bag, the Mavis, are beautiful and they just took my breath away! Thank you! I had oogled the pair on an earlier post, never imagining.... LOL Again, thank you for your part in this incredible surprise!!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

And who else would have that many socks OTN? Oh, that kitty bag sure looks familiar! Mine has roving on it and hanging from my wheel. You could promote it as a good bag for that too!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I had to buy a second set of knit picks sock dpns to hold all the socks I have OTN at one time. I try to feel ashamed about it, but even when I have to get out some old Susan Bates dpns, I don't feel bad.

You have some great socks going!

7:33 PM  

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