Thursday, November 15, 2007

Did you miss me?

Wow! I just signed on to post and realized how very long it's been since I was here last. Man, am I lame. It has been busy here though. The last weekend of September we went to Six Flags Magic Mountain in CA. It was hubby's business partner's daughter's 17th birthday. We took most of the companies employee's with us, plus a handful extra. We rented a beautiful house up in the mountains about an hour from the park. When we arrived we went to the grocery store and stocked the fridge and ate most of our meals at the house instead of the park. Don't worry, we still managed to eat lots of park food anyway. I've got lots of pictures, I get some up when I finish fighting with Flickr.

In the meantime, I have some sock pictures for you. I started these to learn short row toes and heels. I'm on a mission to learn all the different techniques I can. I used the stitch pattern from Wendy's Double Eyelet Rib Socks. I just used short row toes and heels instead of her toes and heels.

I really like the wire hanger sock forms. When I wash my socks, I just hang them from the shower curtain rod in the bathroom to dry. I got the instructions here.

Here is a closeup of the stitch detail:

And now a detail of the heel and toe:

When I finished the socks I gave them to the birthday girl I mentioned earlier. Before I gave them to her I made a simple paper band. I just used card stock and typed up a little note in Word. I included fiber content and washing instructions: