Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Ups and Downs of It All

Yes, I am up late. It's 2:44 a.m. on the little clock next to my desk here at home, and yes, I am an insomniac! Mainly because I took a nasty fall tonight and came down hard on my left ankle, which, for those of you who don't know, just had surgery perfomed on it last Thursday! So, I woke up midway through the night, ankle throbbing, and what came to my mind? The Blog! Yes, girls, the blog! I thought, I might as well post my updates instead of wasting valuable time lying awake in bed, right?

So, on the Olympic home front, I am making some headway on my Fair Isle socks. I changed the pattern up a little bit here and there, as I had to adjust for my increasingly large ankles and also wanted to change the patterning just above the heel a bit. All in all, it add's a little difference to the socks that make them a little unique and one of a kind.

Here's a sneak peak:
The very different colors of the Prickley Pear and the Stonewash really make for an interesting and lovely mix, almost as if this should be its own colorway (Prickley Stone? Pear Wash? Peach meets Stone? Or perhaps it should be named Rainbow Bright, as this is what it reminded me of. :)) What do I know about naming a colorway of yarn? Nothing. Let's leave that to the people who know what they're doing, I guess!

And yet another sneak peek....

and still another....

Also wanted to say thanks so much to S for bringing over the lovely flowering bulb last weekend! I'm attaching some photos, as it's gorgeous!

Will post more photos near the end of the week. knit on!


shannon said...

Girl, you are so welcome.

As for those socks, to quote E, WOWZA! Those are wicked awesome - I vote for Rainbow Bright as the new name, although there is something to be said for Prickly Stone.

Hope you are okay - no more falls, WG, NO MORE FALLS!

NeuroKnitter said...

Ditto that WG, no more falls! I'm so sorry.... :( Your socks are gorgeous! I so heart the combo of yarn colors you chose! They are stunning!! And the flowering bulb is amazing, and it seems to coordinate so well with your socks!
Knit on WG! Heal fast! We miss you!