Monday, January 01, 2007

It's a knitter's dream!! A baby in the family!! My cousin is pregnant! I FINALLY have an excuse to knit baby clothes and I couldn't be happier!! HURRAH!!
Today is my last full day in Maine. Tomorrow I am headed to Seeleys Cove, New Brunswick. I will be commuting from there to my fieldwork placement in Saint John. I am sad to be leaving Mike, and Halifax but I am excited to start my placement and to spend some time with my uncle and aunt (I am staying with them in Seeleys Cove). While I am there I am not going to have high speed, just dial up. So my blog updating will be sporatic at best. But I am going to try to keep updating as much as possible.

I finished my Turtle a couple of days ago, but before he was even fully finished he was adopted by some friends of Mike's parents who were over for a dinner party. He is being shipped to their son in North Carolina who has the nickname turtle and apparantly collects them. It was great to see Sheldon go to a nice home, especially since I know no children or babies that I could have gifted him to.

I am almost finished these wonderful mini cabled socks from Sensational Knitted Socks. I am actually almost to the toe now (I took the photo yesterday). The only flaws in the sock are that
a) I suck at grafting and accidently grafted the toe in purl
b) the heel is really shallow

BUT I am going to follow some EZ advice here and remember that this is MY sock, and I can make it how I like. Since they are not being sold or gifted I can make them however I want.

This is the first pair of socks that I have made in pure wool without a reinforced heel, so it will be interesting to see how long they last. At least since they are for me I can easily darn them whenever needed.

Don't you think my feet will be as warm as can be in bubblegum pink? Seriously, how can you be cold in socks that bright?