16 August 2006

focus on feet

socks

Son #3 is at home for the next few days with torn ligaments in his left foot.

(Running down a flight of stairs. I tut-tutted and said How SHOULD we go down the stairs? and Son #2 piped up Jump! Much safer!)

Meanwhile, I finished my very first pair of socks.

Vital statistics: Opal Sock Yarn, 2.25 mm dpns. Two mistakes (one fixed, one not noticeable). Next pair already cast on.o

17 comments:

--erica said...

poor guy!

are the socks for him? I don't have the courage to attempt socks! You are so good!

justinamaria said...

congratulations on your first pair of socks! one pair is all i have been able to manage, single socks however.....

herhimnbryn said...

Hope he gets well soon.
The socks are divine! I'd be wearing them with everything, just to show them off!

Shula said...

Another way not to go down the stairs:

Don't stop towards the bottom and start daydreaming, when you come round you may forget and step out into space, falling the remaining distance onto the cold hard tiles at the bottom.

I did this a couple of nights ago. Can't tell you stupid I felt. Fortunately, only my dog was witness, but even he looked quizzical. I couldn't help wondering if it was the beginning of the end....they'll take me away one day for doing something like this; Never mind that it's been going on my entire life..

ThirdCat said...

I've just done socks for the first time too. Only I've done something very, very wrong with the toes and can't quite work out how to fix them.

Yours look good, and have convinced me to go back and have another try.

Violet & Rose said...

They are beautiful socks. Love that pattern!

Martina said...

Congrats on completing your first socks! They become rather addictive. Hope son #3 heals quickly! Maybe he'll walk down stairs in a stately manner from now on...NOT.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I was about to make a normal comment, but the tv just told me Alex Buzo died today and this seems to require some cultural adjustment... even around socks. Which are, by the way, gorgeous.

MsCellania said...

Oh, I am envious of those very lovely sox! Are they comfy? I spose they are - tailored to one's very own footy.

Sorry about #3's foot. Hope he mends fast. Thank goodness it didn't happen right before summer - bad enough early spring, but summer? HORRIBLE for a child.

MsCellania said...

Oh, and Shula's comment has me thinking about injuring oneself in the strangest of ways. My sister and I were staying in a hotel. She gets up not long after we had gone to bed, tinkles, comes back into the pitch-black room, pauses. I think "What in the heck?!" and then I hear a couple of running steps and then a THUD! The fool, at over 30 years of age, has decided to do a running belly-flop back into bed! And had MISSED THE BED! She not only knocked the wind out of herself, she screwed up some ribs and bruised her chin! Then I knocked over a lamp trying to get a light on, and we had broken glass to deal with as well. Of course, it was eventually funny and we ended up laughing 'til we cried so we didn't get much sleep.

Elizabeth said...

Your first pair - excellent!
I'm always amazed how fast one can whip a pair off the needles once the first pair is accomplished. ( but maybe not right away..)

Lazy cow said...

Oh, I didn't read this yesterday when you posted. Hope he's not in too much pain! In awe of the socks.

Surfing Free said...

Those socks are fantastic! I used to be very adept at knitting faireisle but I haven't done it in ages so I don't know if I could do the deadly combination of socks and patterns.

Sorry to hear about the sore foot - a speedy recovery to him.

Gina said...

So sorry about your son. Lovely socks.

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Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

these must be healing socks, the look like love made them!

Jeanne said...

I made my first pair of socks EVER this past March. Am now on my fifth pair. Welcome to the sock-knitters' addiction -- I mean club!