Friday, December 15, 2006

My Citrus Socks Are Done!

Keuka Socks 2

Toe: Magic Cast-on from
Reverse Heel Flap from the Diamante Socks in the Fall 2006 Knitty
Cuff - just your regular feather and fan.

I call them my Keuka Socks since my Alma Mater's school colors were green and gold. My fellow guild members call them my superhero socks since even a speeding bullet couldn't penetrate the tight-ass gauge on the feet. We're talking 11 1/2 stitches to the inch on 0s because apparently, I hate myself. I did the cuff on 1's to help it get over my heel a bit easier. Much frogging was done throughout the evolution of these socks. I thought the yarn was cursed. I thought I was allergic to it. (Thank you Carol for being so fabulous in trying to help me figure that one out!) I still haven't decided what I think of them. I finished them on Sunday, December 10th. Right before I had to bring my beloved cat, Morris, to the vet. That afternoon, I had to say goodbye to him. What started out as a great day for socks, ended up being one of the saddest days of my life. But they sure are pretty, eh?


Blogger Bridget said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. I always think that a good thing about it, is that during their last conscious moment, their people who loved them were there. We should all be so lucky.

The socks are really neat, I think! A couple of years ago, I finshed a pair of socks on the same kind of day. I put them away, and then about 6 months later, decided that I liked them, because they were the last thing that my cat Hannah had "helped" me knit ...

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who loses a kitty needs some TLC and a great pair of socks. I'm so sorry that you lost your Morris--I had two "Morris" cats who I loved dearly, they are extraordinary cats.

But those shoes! Perfect. I love 'em with the socks. Outstanding picture, funkier than hell.

3:46 PM  

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