Finally Finished

Dear Lindsay,

Today, the skies opened, the sun shone, and choirs of small children sang, because I finally finished the Knot Socks! Here they are in all their glory.

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They are very pretty, and the yarn is just delightful (Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Terrywinkle), but the best word I can think of to describe these is tedious. The pattern is deceptive because when you look at it, you don’t immediately see that large chunks of this sock are 1×1 ribbing on soul-crushingly tiny needles. It’s a scam, I tell you, a scam!

I finished the second one last night while I was watching Miracle (again). It’s a surprisingly good movie to knit to, partly because I’ve seen it a bunch of times, and not in small part because I know how it turns out (having been a teenager when the actual Miracle on Ice game was played). It does make me a little sad at how badly it fails the Bechdel Test, but you can’t have everything.

This morning, I did the little photo shoot for the picture above for the sock and then went to try them on, and they’ve gone to live in Amanda’s room because they are simply too tight for me. I worked on those socks for 99 days (yes, I just found an elapsed time calculator on Google so I could check), only to find out at the end that they don’t fit me. Fortunately, Amanda’s feet are just that little bit smaller than mine that they fit her beautifully. If they had been too small for her, I might have just burst into tears.

In other news, I’m deeply immersed in IT classes and preparing for the first half of the test that will get me A+ certified. In fact, I’ll be taking practice tests for several hours today before I wander over to my mom’s house to watch the Oscars tonight. I’ll also be thinking about the yarn I’m going to use for our next sock in the KAL, and I’ll let you know when I’ve got that picked and am ready to start.

Love, Connie

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