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It’s Socktoberfest!

And I have a pair of socks started, sort of.

See, I’m in Big Damn Shawl (like Big Damn Heroes of Firefly, but different) mode.  I was discussing it with a friend, and I think she got to the heart of the matter when she said, “Adult security blankies!”  And if there ever was a time to need a security blanket, this would be it.

First, I finally finished the Stephen West mystery KAL from, um, March.

Then I started the Andrea Mowry mystery KAL.

And once this is done, I’m going back to the Joji Locatelli. I might have a mystery KAL problem. After that, I have yarn to make the Wonder Woman shawl.

So socks?  Yeah, not really on the radar this year.


More socks!

So, these were finished on Friday evening while Ramblin and I were in Kentucky, just in time for gifting.

Rita's Raspberry Ripples done

Both these and the blue socks were well-loved by their new owners.

And then today, I finished these.

Tropical Monkeys done

And now I’m back to working on those zany Ziggity Zag socks.

I’m so glad I posted about my missing sock mojo.  It’s clearly returned to me in spades.  This might be handy to keep in mind when I do NaNoWriMo next month.

Hmm, may have created a monster

A sock monster.

Spring Day Socks

These are going to be birthday socks for a very dear lady.  It’s yarn I dyed that I wasn’t too sure about, but it’s working up fantastically.  Yay for no pooling!  (and now they will start pooling, of course)

Fall Getaway

First of all, here’s another pair of socks for Socktoberfest – The Socks Formerly Known As Yarn in Biscotti & Cie Felix “Purple Rain”
The Socks Formerly Known As Yarn

And part of the reason for my hiatus was that we went on a little getaway.

Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac Encampment

Metropolis, IL

Superman statue

Up, up, and away

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods view

Garden of the Gods rocks

Garden of the Gods still more rocks

Garden of the Gods rocks and sky

Garden of the Gods more rocks

Garden of the Gods landscape

Garden of the Gods foliage

Pumpkin Patch at Rendleman’s Orchard

Pumpkin Patch hill


Here’s some pictures, as promised.  These are a basketweave design I made up, using Araucania Multy sock yarn.
Basketweaves done

And here are the new fun ones I started. It’s my own pattern using Biscotti & Cie Felix in Purple Rain, so I named them “The Socks Formerly Known as Yarn.” I amuse myself to no end.

Purple Rain beginning

Today, I had my regular massage (Seriously, if I was running for president, that would be the national healthcare plan right there.  Two years with nary a sinus/upper respiratory crud.), went to lunch with a coworker (Okay, since I word (hey, that’s kind of funny since I teach writing)work from home that would technically mean the cat, but I’m referring to my previous coworker in the advising office that’s still kind of my coworker since I’m teaching for them instead.  Whatever, go with me on it.), and then we had lovely salted caramel mochas from I’Mpressed.  Also, the cat would not have enjoyed a salted caramel mocha.

Three days in a row.  I’m not sure what kind of planetary mischief I might be setting off.

Look at me, two days in a row!

No picture, but I’m now on the ribbing of the socks I posted yesterday.  Once I’m done with these, there are some seriously fun socks on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

Happy Socktoberfest!

It’s October!  It’s time to knit socks!  It’s time to spooky up the blog!  It’s time to update the blog on a more regular basis!  (Okay, you know that last one isn’t happening – not while I’m simultaneously teaching/taking grad courses, but I do miss posting here.)

Basketweave socks

These are a design I made up when something else I was trying was just a little too much for my brain to comprehend at that point.  The yarn is Araucania Multy, and I just love it.

And now, I’m off to write about the Feminist Perspective in Composition Studies and the historical influences on postmodern rhetorical theory.  That sounds way smarter than I feel.