Monday, October 16, 2006

Somebody Stop Me!


I seem to be on a roll - finishing, mending - sort of wish it would extend to other areas of my life like cleaning, but, take what you can get, I always says (to be pronounced Popeye-style)...
some months back I reported on a hole ( first one ever!) found in one of my favourite sweaters, made a couple of years ago from Morehouse Farms merino -

I found the offense after a brief, rare instance of intense cleaning up which resulted in my pitching the last bits of this yarn, which is hard to replicate. I wrote to Morehouse Farms a couple of weeks ago to explain my quandry, and they very nicely sent me enough yarn to repair several holes, at no charge. I was absolutely blown away by the customer service, which is really a sad commentary on how my expectations as a customer have dropped over time. Really - I should expect great service, but when it happens, I am inevitably surprised and almost too pleased by it.

And I really shouldn't clean, because look what happens. All part of life's valuable lessons...

Then, I finally managed to make Tanya's socks the desired length, although I could not for the life of me get rid of the damned line where I rejoined the yarn. And I tried. Many, many times. I am sorry, Tanya, I'd like them to be perfect, and they're not - I don't think you'll be able to feel the line when you wear them, and it's on the sole of the sock so you won't see it - but I KNOW IT'S THERE, and it drives me nuts...

so next on the list, in addition to the Wallabies, which are now both having sleeves knit simaltaneously, is Opal sock yarn I sent to Kelly, of which I have a matching skein, the idea being that we are going to knit Sideways Socks (I'll find the link later) together (well, virtually together - she's in Wisconsin, I'm in Ontario) - but I want to work on them with her and she's finishing a pair for her brother, so last night I cast on Moccasin Socks from EZ's Knitting Around for the boys. They picked their own colour schemes from Briggs and Little's 'Tuffy' yarn (both blue soles, Ben's red on top, Tanner's green), and I oh, so cleverly am making one for each of them at the same time - that way, no one feels left out or slighted... and as an aside, this yarn is a little hard on the hands to knit and should wear like iron - hopefully it will soften up in the wash, although I am assured that they are, in fact, very cozy on the feet... maybe my feet are more of the delicate flower variety? (If you saw them you would appreciate the humour in that - size 10's, not at all 'pretty' or delicate - in fact, I have two webbed toes on each foot - hmmm, there's the image I want to leave y'all with today)...

5 comments:

Miss Scarlett said...

Stop You! No - sounds like you are accomplishing things.
So far today I have watched the Illusionist, swept 2x, washed the kitchen, hall & bathroom floor, dusted and de-furred the sofas.

Oh and knit about 2" on the baby blanket.

That is great Morehouse took care of you properly! As they should. I would never have even thought about writing them - good idea.

I am sure Tanya's socks are going to be just fine the way they are. Doesn't it suck to get hung up on life's little imperfections?

Moccasins eh? Sounds comfy cozy. Nice, nice mummy you are!

Have a great weekend.

Sal Mineo said...

Great to read you are back up running.

Anonymous said...

Phew, I am so impressed. I have been incredibly lazy lately so all your cleaning and fixing and finishing is inspiring! Anyway, just checking in.....

anonknit

Tanya said...

My feet are going to LOVE the socks! There is no doubt in my mind, they will find them perfect :o)

You Rock! Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

What progress! What work! How satisfied you must feel! Sounds like all is going well.
And just think... while you're working, and tending, and knitting... somwhere in the world... a Sockret Pal compiles a Sockret gift.