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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hippo Toe

Finally! A picture of my progress on the Hippo Toe (or Pomatomus) sock. Purplexity and I are having a knitalong. Purplexity has been pointing out with increasing firmness that it is difficult to have a knitalong when only one person has gotten off her arse and actually started the sock. So! Only half way through the pattern repeat, but I am enjoying knitting it. You may also be able to spot one of my new fingernails in there. The yarn is Artyarns Ultramerino, and I'm using my dependable 2.25mm needles rather than the 2.75mm the pattern calls for.

Thank you for all your commiserating comments on the loathesome lurking of the Depression Monster. It has been variously suggested that a) my Depression Monster should go out with other people's Depression Monsters for coffee and leave us alone for a while (this is a good plan because they could bring us back muffins); b) that I commission my friend Gibbering to draw a picture of the Depression Monster so that I can throw darts at it; and c) from my evil-twin-in-Minneapolis-otherwise-known-as-Chris: knit a Depression Monster, shove some catnip in it and give it to the cats to destroy. All fine, fine suggestions!

I worked out mightily on Monday morning, despite the fact that I forgot my towel and was stinky for the rest of the day. Last night (Tuesday night for those of you in a different timezone) I was happily coerced into going to the gym with Wafflehouse (yes I will update my favourite bloglist at some point!) for a good workout. If you'd told me even a year ago that I would ever be able to just walk into a very crowded gym and unconcernedly go for it, I would have laughed. Bitterly. But it was really good! And today at lunchtime I worked out with E at work, which was also really good. So, gym three days in a row means my mood is slowly starting to lift, although I think I will give myself a day off from exercise tomorrow....owww.......

It's barely 9pm and I can't keep my eyes open.....

Good thing for the day: Warm cats.
Bad thing for the day: I went back to Marta's and she's already sold out of the yarn I started my shawl with. That'll teach me not to buy the whole skein as soon as I set eyes on it! I plan to take what I've knitted into the shop with me, and maybe try and find something similar but a little darker for the bottom edge.


Blogger Ainsley said...

Yay! Hippo Toe sock! I love the purple and gold - so vibrant. Fun to knit, isn't it. Though a little bit of brain is required.

Now it is definately a knit a long! :)

10:16 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

I like the yarn in your Hippo Toe! Glad to hear that the Depression Monster is looking for a new place to live.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hee hee. I like being an Evil Twin. :)

You are hacking away at the SDM, bit by bit - yay!

Your P sock looks off to a good start, too.

5:15 AM  
Blogger chocolatetrudi said...

Pomatomus, eh? I was thinking of trying that pattern too.

Probably won't make craft night tonight. Though over the worst of the flu, I'm tiring out easily and going to bed at 9:30pm. And I have a deadline tomorrow. Say hi to everyone for me! I miss you all!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

You need more than one for a KAL? who knew?

Yes, that's exactly why I always buy too much and right off the bat. Because it's never there after I've kicked myself for not buying it right off the bat. Short term quick justification, that's me.

Yay for Gym Courage! Gyms are fun.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Frarochvia said...

Yay for gyms! I trust you're feeling better healthwise now? I hope so. I love love love the sending off of the depression monsters off for coffee and them bringing treats back... Brilliant!

Love your p-sock, too. Great colors, great patterns, I'll have to knit it up someday soonish. As soon as it's less than 100 out.

6:32 PM  
Blogger mrspao said...

Ooh love the sock! It's so pretty!

10:06 PM  

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