A Tragic Day

Those of you with weak knitting stomachs may want to skip the first photograph and move on to the happier things below. The accident you are about to see was inevitable, I suppose. I just wasn’t expecting it quite this suddenly.

My first pair of hand knit socks, the ones knit for me by my sister from my first handspun sock yarn, sprung holes on a dark night a couple of days ago. And not just little holes. One of them is bigger around than a quarter.

Sob.

So, now I’ve got to learn how to darn socks because there is no way I will just throw away those poor things. I cringe at the very thought! And I hope I can locate the little skein of extra yarn. It’s got to be around here somewhere.

On a slightly less tragic note, my new socks are coming along nicely. The first one is completely finished, and I’ve started on the ribbing for the second. I think I’m a whopping quarter inch into it already. The socks themselves are quite tall. Almost knee high.

Here’s a close up of the toe. You can kind of make out the creeping vine motif with those leaves swishing off to the sides.

These have been largely neglected lately, due to the custom yarn and various other projects. Hopefully I can get back to them sometime in March. Which is coming up a lot faster then I’d anticipated! Isn’t March supposed to be sock month? Or maybe it’s craft month.

2 Responses to A Tragic Day
  1. Aunt Debbie
    February 26, 2010 | 9:09 am

    How about March being a crafty sock month?!

  2. Rebekah
    February 26, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Ooh, I like that!

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