Pseudo Psock Picture
Saturday May 03rd 2008, 8:44 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

pseudo psock picture

(Jasmin gifted me with yet another pair of socks as a total surprise Thursday. I didn’t get to hold Stephanie’s sock today, so Jasmin’s pair is filling in as a Pseudo Psock Picture. Note the artistic photographic rendering of an actually perfectly lovely pair of Blue Moon Socks That Rock socks. It amuses me.)

When your plans are castoff half cast off(why, yes, that is the Casbah Nathania waved at me Thursday night that I cast on late Friday afternoon in the faster-version Julia shawl pattern and am half done casting off Saturday evening–it should block out to about 20″ and tie in front quite nicely)

and are left adriftadrift

what can you do but knit

to give someone else (not to mention me) a lift.

(I was SO going to finish that shawl during Stephanie’s talk and hand it to some random person at the Maker’s Faire and give them an impromptu lesson on shawl blocking in the spirit of the Faire. Whatever random passerby was wearing the right shade of teal, especially if they said something complimentary about knitting. If only the guard had been willing to move the gate to let me be dropped off near the entrance–although, with a thousand people or so stuck trying to go what was, for us, 1.1 miles in over two hours, I see his point at not letting just one person in. But no. I’ll just have to find some other victim.

I’m sure it’ll be tough.)

Picotee amaryllis and double white

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Hee, I love how you refer to your gift recipients as “victims.” =P

I’m sorry I haven’t commented in a while – I’ve been insanely busy lately!

Comment by Ren 05.04.08 @ 6:36 am

Love the pictures. Someone there really missed out.

Comment by Sonya 05.04.08 @ 7:42 am

I’ve been reading your and Steph’s blogs for a bit and I about cried for you. I got started knitting because of she and Aunt Purl – I had to see what the fuss was about. But “hearing” her speak on her blog everyday, knowing how close she was to you, I know understand the heartache you feel. You have my sympathy, as a newly tangled knitter. (Oh, and I am halfway through my first test sock 🙂 Many cheers for better traffic.

Comment by ~jenn 05.04.08 @ 5:29 pm

The tables got turned on you I see 🙂 Hope you enjoy bein the “victim” of a random sock knitting friend! I read your unfortunate story about missing Stephanie this weekend, like everybody else I am sorry too. The way I figure tho, you had to miss it for a reason, most likely because the shawl is meant for someone other than a random “victim” and that person will be revealed to you in the near future 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 05.05.08 @ 6:03 am

It’s all very lovely, but that double-white has my heart at the moment. Breath-taking!

Comment by Channon 05.05.08 @ 6:49 am

Oh geez, and I’d have been drooling all over it.

I kept looking out for you. I didn’t call because I figured if you weren’t able to make it because the UV index and every thing I wasn’t going to make it worse by asking why you weren’t there yet.

You were missed.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 05.05.08 @ 8:46 am

A beautiful shade of teal!
Ahem, your sense of humor has returned in all it’s glory…adrift..giggles!!!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 05.05.08 @ 10:03 am

So I’m confused, did you have to skip the Maker Faire because of the gate?

We’re going to try and go next year–this year one of my kids was in a play that afternoon.

Comment by Johnna 05.05.08 @ 1:42 pm

Johnna, I could have jumped out at the closest curb to the building, but Richard being able to find any parking space whatsoever anywhere was no sure thing. There were supposed to be shuttles from outer parts, but they couldn’t get through any more than anybody else. Traffic wasn’t stop-and-go so much as, simply stopped. There was an offramp from 101 to 92 and then it was the next exit off 92, with a yield sign–not even a light that might change in our favor–at the end of 92’s ramp, and gridlock there. Not a single cop anywhere in sight to direct anything. We spent over two hours getting that short distance from 101, but the people backed up on it coming up behind us must have spent at least three.

The Faire coincided with some construction work that I’m told had all the handicapped parking ripped out. They also said Stephanie didn’t have a website.

You know? I think the powers-that-be goofed in a few places.

Comment by AlisonH 05.05.08 @ 7:49 pm

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