Friday, June 12, 2009

It's not me, it's you

The relationship with Mum's birthday socks is over. Over I tell you.

We had a busy day. Firstly at a staff meeting when the gusset stitches were picked up and the gusset begun.

Over lunch when we finished the gusset and got a fair way down the foot.

At an afternoon teleconference we got even further down the foot.

On the way home in the bus (after finding a pair of skis by a skip and rescuing them) we knew we were almost at the end.

And then, this evening, while watching Torchwood season 2 on DVD we concluded our relationship. I know I should have waited until morning to end it, but we were so close to a resolution I felt it unfair to wait.

Mum is excited about her new socks. Me, I'm not happy. The green stripe is different in the two socks (despite them being the same dyelot), and there was a knot at the bottom of the second ball of yarn that put my pattern repeats out. Still, they are done and will be winging their way to South West Rocks by lunchtime today.


Melissa said...

You two did have a busy day. Another WIP done. What is next??

Yarnsticksbooks said...

I made Miss B a pair of socks in that same colourway.

Your Mum is going to love them. Patonyle is so warm and snuggly.

redmag said...

wow they are lovely - you're a wizz!

Taphophile said...

Thanks so much. More socks on the horizon, I'm afraid. Patonyle is my fave sock yarn.

Michelle said...

Beautiful, even with the different coloured yellow stripe! You've done these so quickly it seems.

Lynne said...

It's so sad when a relationship ends unhappily! ;-(

Now you can move on and the socks can form a relationship with someone who obviously loves them more than you could!

Donna Lee said...

I love self patterning yarn for socks. It makes such fun footwear. I love the pink colors!