Thanks to everyone who has entered the Adamas Finishing contest! I love hearing from all of you, both faithful commenters and delurkers alike. I think you’ve broken my current comment record with this post. I’ve always known the best way to get people to speak up is to offer them free yarn!
Speaking of free yarn, Cheryl has started a contest of her own to go with the Wing of the Moth race. You should head on over to her blog and place your bet on who will finish first. A word of advice, though. Don’t bet on me. I haven’t even started yet and these other knitters are way out in front!
Prior to this mad dash to finish Adamas I was knitting socks. I finished Hannah’s birthday socks in record time – just one week from start to finish.
This is me, modeling Hannah’s socks – yes, we wear the same sock size. I love them! The colors remind me of birthday cake and the stripes match perfectly. Perfectly. The yarn is Meilenweit Magico and was purchased on my trip to Utah to visit Margene. They are a gift for Hannah’s 14th birthday which is only 2 weeks away.
In a moment of nostalgia I put my foot up on the windowsill in my office next to one of my favorite pictures of Hannah. It’s from a long ago camping trip and she’s only 6 in this photo. It was the summer after she had finished 1st grade. Now she’s going to high school. Man alive, that was quick!
Once I finished the birthday socks (my 14th pair of finished socks in ’06 if anyone is keeping track) my needles were free to start the socks for the Toasty Toes swap.
I had this yarn custom dyed by Emily and it’s fabulous. It’s all the colors of Autumn – the leaves, the mums, the sky – and I hope my pal will love the colors as much as I do. The pattern is Best Foot Forward from Knit Socks and they’re moving along nicely.
Well, they were moving along nicely, until this week. Right now it’s all about Adamas, damn it.