Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Year End Sock Poll

Behold, the Singleton Socks of Shame at year end 2009!

Singleton Socks of Shame as of year end 2009

Left to right (click to embiggen): 1-Pink Beads, 2-solid Meadowlands, 3-variegated Meadowlands, 4-Scar, 5-Fawkes, 6-Piscean, 7-Green Merino, 8-Juta's Stocking, 9-Julesokker, 10-Clouds, 11-Fox Faces, 12-Chain Link.

At year end 2008, there were 9 singletons, now there's 12. Alas, as 12 > 9, I've obviously failed in my fibery goal to reduce the official number of singleton socks buzzing roundabout Exit 151. ::gusty sigh to match today's gusty winds::

But knitters knit on through all adversity. So here's a poll and a new vow: vote for your favorite by leaving a comment. I'll knit a mate for the sock that gets the most votes during the Ravel*****s.

Redacted 6/26/12: The Ravelry event formerly known by a name that rhymes with and supposedly infringes on the Olympics™.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


The weekend saw the first French Toast Alert of the season roundabout Exit 151. But rather than rush to the supermarket to stock up on French toast fixings, Nancy and I ventured out to the Brooklyn Tweed book signing at Knitknack. It was relaxed and low-key, except for the moment that Meera and Jared posed together and everyone in the shop pulled out their cameras!

Meera and Jared

Alas, I went to the party with no Brooklyn Tweed on me. At least I got to ogle some real-life examples, including a Stillwell. I'd still like to knit Stillwell, although lately I've been thinking more about a project that Jared Flood photographed, the EZ Green Sweater reconstructed by Sunday Holm, than any of his own designs. ::cough::

Speaking of green, yesterday I came home to find waiting not one, but two Plurk Cowl Swap cowls from my upstream pal. Thank you, Constance, they are diversely beautiful and I know I'll get good use from them.

Plurk Cowl Swap cowl

Now why do I keep thinking, "It's a sign! It's a sign!"