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marching on through

28 March 2007 1,581 views 15 Comments

In all the upheaval of house renovation (new entry doors, no bathroom and random painting,) I have been knitting. Not a tonne, but a little. March seems to have evaporated and I’m not sure I have anything to show for it except a few inches of sock cuff and a thin film of dust throughout the entire house.

These socks are a gift knit and are way overdue. We’re talking end of January overdue. They originally began as a garter rib out of green Sophie’s Toes but they have magically morphed into the Cable Rib Socks (from Favorite Socks) in Socks That Rock. I’m sincerely hoping that the squooshyness of the STR will make up for the belatedness of the birthday present. Think I’ll be forgiven?


  • stacey said:

    doesn’t squishiness always make up for lost time? :) I can’t believe how fast March has gone!

  • Chris said:

    Wait, isn’t it still February?! I love how the STR is spiraling! And oh, such a subtle and clever cable…

  • meg said:

    glad to see you finally made it past that cast on. hah. there was a big struggle with that on saturday.
    they are looking fab!

  • carole said:

    oh, I think so!
    hey, I gave my sister her 2005 xmas gift in ummm, november of 06.

  • Sami said:

    The socks look lovely! What colorway STR is that, if you don’t mind my asking?

  • caro (author) said:

    I probably should have mentioned that! The colour is Monsoon from the February STR Club Kit

  • Cathi said:

    I love that you wrote tonne.

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  • Nicole said:

    Most definitely!

  • Nanc said:

    Yes, you’ll be forgiven. (Or at least *I* would forgive you.) That STR is yummy!

  • isel said:

    I was going to ask about the colorway. Thanks for clarifying that. It’s beautiful.
    No sane person will care about timing when the gift includes the words handknit, socks, and STR in it.

  • Carrie said:

    I love the pattern that you’re using–I went with the STR club pattern, and I like it, but it’s good to see other options too.

  • Miss T said:

    I’d sure forgive you. Those are beautiful!

  • Sherry said:

    That is a beautiful colorway of yarn!!!

  • LaBean said:

    Don’t feel too bad. I still owe someone an Xmas gift. The yarn colorway is gorgeous!! Always such inspiration to be found here on Splityarn. Here’s to a smooth renovation and a good hot shower real soon!

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