May 2007


I’m overwhelmed by the number of responses I received! Thank you so much for your help! Swirling Lace Anklets was the clear winner, with 49% of the votes. I ordered the pattern last night from Spinning Bunny. I’ve never ordered from here before, I hope there are no problems…

I also purchased the electronic version of the Japanese Feather Lace socks… I really like the pattern and I figure that I can make these for my sock buddy as well if I have enough time.

Now I just need to decide on the yarn!

btw- I finished the second stripey sock last night. The stripes are perfectly aligned! Squee!!

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I received an email from my spoilee today (yippie!). Apparently Yahoo! had decided I was spam the first time around, but it is all good now. 🙂

Now I need to decide on a pattern. She said that she likes lace, but without big holes. She doesn’t like long socks and she likes the cuff to be loose. So, I am thinking a lace anklet pattern (or a little taller). I found two that I really like and a third, which I’m not as fond of but will work very well with a variegated yarn. She stated that she likes bright/light colors (nothing dark or earth tone).

The Patterns are:
Swirling Lace Anklets

Falling Leaves
And Japanese Feather
I also really like Thelonious, but I am worried that they will be too tall for her.

Please help me decide!

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I’ve finished the first Stripey sock & have started on the second! So far the stripes are lining up PERFECTLY! Yea Me!

In other news, it’s been a full week since I emailed my spoilee for Sockapalooza 4 and I still haven’t received a response. She has updated her blog a few times so I know she is about. I resent my original message yesterday afternoon in case it was inadvertently deleted, not received or marked as spam. How long do you think I should give it before I contact the moderator? I don’t want to be a pest, but I also don’t want to wait forever to get started! It wouldn’t be bad that she hasn’t responded, but she didn’t include any info in her profile.. no colors, no sizing, no pattern clues… nothing! (sigh)

is underway! Whee! I got a lovely email yesterday from my spoiler (Hi secret pal!) and am very excited!

Unfortunately my spoilee didn’t include any specs in her profile and hasn’t answered my email to her yet. 😦 I’m a little frustrated about this; I was really hoping to dye her sock yarn this weekend but now it looks like I will just have to wait.

I am almost done with the first stripey-sock, which I have decided will be a mother’s day gift for my mum. As always, I will post a pic once I’ve finished.

It’s almost like I knew what I was doing!

The color is still off on the computer, but you get the idea. I’m so happy with the results of this dye, even if the results aren’t exactly what I was thinking. I wanted the 3 stripes to be more distinctive, but I’m liking the subtleness of this striping much better. It gives a soft transition between the 2 distinct colors! Yippie! I will definitely be doing more with this “colorway”.

I’m going to order more of the bare yarn from Knitpicks this weekend and then play with mixing flavors! Who knew dyeing could be such fun! XD

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