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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So Much for Socktober!

It wasn't particularly spectacular for me. But I got two new pair of socks out of it!

These are nearly done; I stopped knitting the ribbing on the unfinished one to write this blog, so by the time this is posted for Tamis Amis' WIP Wednesday, it should be done.

So that's the second pair. This is the Tofutsi seashell yarn. I like it; it's pretty, and shiny, and easy to knit with. Even after unraveling the first one a half dozen times. It's a bit (okay, a lot) more expensive than the nylon-wool stuff I buy at Jo-Ann's, but it's nice to splurge every now and then, right?

This is the pair I finished earlier in the month:

Just a common sock yarn, purchased from Jo-Ann's. It washes very well. And it's very warm.

So that was Socktober! I finished two pair of socks that I had started before. I'm just not knitting as much as I used to ... which is okay, because most of that time is going towards healthy cooking and jogging and yoga instead of sitting, so it's a fair tradeoff.

So now I will be concentrating on my Bohus coat that has languished for the last month.

As for the Hurricane ... Thank God it passed over Baltimore. We got hit, but not as bad as when Hurricane Irene came through last September. That was a tougher wallop, and we lost power. With Sandy, there was a lot of flooding along the coast, and flooding inland from the rivers, and western Maryland is currently being coated with snow, but it is all just miniscule compared to what happened to New Jersey and New York (though the news is focusing mostly on NY). The pictures are just dreadful. Flooding, fire, toxic waste in the streets...just horrifying. The National Guard was there ahead of the storm, so God willing they'll prevent looting and other opportunistic crime. People were actually bragging on Twitter, before the storm, about looting. Sometimes it's just disgusting, the kind of people that live in this world. And what they'll do to their fellow man.

Okay, rant off. It's almost November, and I really hope to have the Bohus finished by the end of the month. Encourage me to accomplish this!

Don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday!

For when you can't have a fireplace!


  1. So glad to hear that you are ok.

    Your socks look great and I absolutely think that running and healthy cooking are an excellent trade off to knitting. Much admiration for you from over here.

  2. Nice socks! And it is ok to splurge now and the, agreed. Glad you are ok after Sandy and wondered if you got all your planted pots moved.

  3. I've been thinking about you and glad you have updated FB so we knew you were safe. Healthy living is definitely a better option. I am so happy that you have stuck to the weight loss and the running.

  4. Glad to hear that you are ok.
    And two socks are better than none ;)
    I'm trying to finish up a pair today, but I'm not sure I'll manage to finish them before november is here...

  5. The socks look awesome! So cozy. Glad you are safe.

  6. Your socks are fantastic! Glad the storm missed you:)

  7. Awesome Socks!! Good luck with the November goal-- I often find when the goal is smaller, it's easier to finish-- like one project instead of five. So I hope it goes well for you!!!!

  8. I completely lost my Socktober momentum. :-( You did much,much better than I!

  9. So glad to hear Sandy left without too much damage and that you are safe and sound. Been watching on the telly here and it is SCARY stuff. Here (Stavanger) is so far south in Norway it doesn't have really hard winters. Just wet and miserable. Socks are a good thing though, and yours look lovely.
    The pussycat Trolleri (the name means something like "what trolls do") lives up to her name and are bouncing off the walls. She fell into the WC. That is the cause of her rather sorry state. :) Have a wonderful week.

  10. I think that finishing two pairs of awesome looking socks is a total success for Socktober! I am sure that you will be getting lots of wear from them in the coming cold months ahead. Yes, we were lucky in Maryland compared to the folks in NY and NJ. I had a little bit of a scare when they closed the Bay Bridge because that is one of only three ways off of Kent Island. Also, our neighbor's roof blew off, but thankfully no one was hurt.

  11. Wouldn't you know it - the one time I don't proofread because, after all, it's my address thingy. I'll proof next time, I'm sure. What's that fireplace thing? Looks really neat. Thanks for reading.


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