I was so planning on blogging all the time when i started this, and hoping to get more involved in the online community. and then I signed up for Ravelry, and all my time got sucked away 🙂 BUT, i’m participating in the Summer of Socks ’08 so i’m really going to try to post more. I’ve missed so many great opportunities in the past that if i retroposted them, they would be very very long.
So here’s the first of my completed socks for SOS’08:
Started June 21 and finshed June 27th. The yarn i spun was about 16wpi and i had 200 yards left after i gifted a larger skein to thewench in the Loopy Ewe Swap 2. They have a 3in cuff, which is shorter than i really like but i used up all of the yarn i had 🙂
I have 3 other pairs otn but i don’t have pictures at the moment. I’m working on the second sock of a pair of Nutkins out of Claudia’s Hand Painted Fingering in Stormy Days. Also, I’m using Hazel Knits Artisan sock in Terrywinkle for Drunken Bees, and Tempted Yarns Good Grrl in Twilight for a pair of plain stockinette socks. I’ll post pictures later.
On the non-knitting front, my boyfriend, Todd, (3 1/2 years) FINALLY was offered a county position. He’s been working contractually for the county for the past year and a half, but that has much lower pay and no benefits. He starts on the 24th! The new job will make him less stressed out about money and that’s good for both of us.
Also, some sad news…. one of my guinea pigs, Artemis, died on tuesday, June 24th. As she was a rescue, i’m not sure of how old she was, probably 4 1/2 by my estimate. We had been fighting a disease that was causing her to waste away. After 3 months of battling and the vet finally determining that she probably had a chronic kidney infection, she passed away. I buried her in the back yard and am awaiting a riverbed stone carved with her name to arrive as a marker. I spent a great deal of crying over her passing and i didn’t really feel like knitting most of last week, or i would have finished more pairs of socks.
I know that’s a downer, but i’ve spent so much time, energy, and money on trying to make her feel better that i feel like i’ve lost a part of me. I’ll leave you with a picture of her before the wasting got too bad…