Thursday, July 17, 2008


They're done!


Don't mind how dirty my futon cover is. We bought light blue thinking it would show less cat hair. Which it does. But we forgot about dirt.

Chunky's bummed because he didn't get to wear them today. I left them on the couch for him this morning and when I woke up he was already wearing them.

If you're in New Jersey or the Mid-Atlantic, you'll know why I told him immediately to take them off. It's supposed to be 91 degrees and super humid today (which will be nice compared to 99-100 degrees tomorrow).

I'm not about to win Mother of the Year for sending my kid to summer school in July wearing wool socks.

The details--

Pattern: Stockinette, yawn.

Yarn: Opal Rainforest in Tiger--ala Magatha.

Needles: US 0s (I think after they get so small--I stop trying to figure out which ones they are unless I really have to.)

Notes: I started these socks in what, April? March? It was forEVER ago. Thank god they're done. The next pair of socks I make will be for me, lacey and fast, and on size US 2 needles. I'm done with stockinette on small needles!

Now onto Christmas knitting in the lunch bag! My brother and his clan are moving to the Denver area (no one with a family lives in Denver-Denver!) at the beginning of November. His wife is from Whale's Vagina, California and they've lived the last few years in North Carolina--not really known for it's cold temperatures. So they'll need some stuff to keep them warm. Hee hee, I can't wait to hear about their first real snow!

Back when we lived in Fort Collins, CO (and me in Greeley, CO) when it would snow, it would SNOW. It never stuck around long, like it does in Alaska, but it's a nice substitute.

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Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Poor Chunky. He does look so sad. He'll have plenty of time to wear the socks when it's not sweltering out!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Wow - that picture says a million words! (Great socks, however - I would have wanted to wear them, too!)

7:13 AM  
Blogger Mother Necessity said...

The socks look great - how nice that he loves them! Love the picture as well.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Whale's Vagina? I hope that is a real name. It's almost as good as Intercourse, PA. I am lucky enough to work in an overly a/c'd building so sometimes the wool socks feel good. Nast weekend ahead.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Chunky's face is PRICELESS in that photo.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Those tigers are GRRReat! (Uh, I just dated myself.) And it's great Chunky is so eager to wear them.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Dame Wendy said...

Ha! Poor guy, what a look. The socks came out great. :)

8:41 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Great socks! Poor Chunky--winter seems so far away when you're a kid.

9:16 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

The socks look great! Poor Chunky, he'll have to wait for cooler sock wearing weather though.

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say your SIL is from San Diego. I can't believe I remember that reference.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Cute socks!

Here's my solution to the wrong weather conundrum. Send him wearing the socks and put a spare pair of cotton in his backpack. Then tell the staff that he can change when it gets too hot.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH! Poor Chunkie he had to take off his tigar socks. Now if you all lived up here he could where them and no one would say a thing. In fact your YYS just bought a pair of wool socks to where out in the field for her job. Tell Chunkie to cheer up cooler weather will be here before he knows it! Love, Mom

10:12 AM  
Anonymous joymama said...

I feel for you Chunky!

I am wearing my first pair of handknit socks today--made by my 15 year old daughter who also left them by my pillow this morning. We're visiting our Austin, Texas home and I'm wearing wool socks no matter what!

Next time let him wear his socks and if he gets too hot he can change them. I don't know what kind of sad face I'd have on if I couldn't wear my socks today.

10:43 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Aw, poor Chunky. All socked up and too hot to go. Maybe you should turn the a/c on for a few hours so he can wear them inside!

Whale's Vagina, eh? Is that near Dolphin's Hoo Hoo?

11:26 AM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

At first I thought Chunky was looking disgusted, and holding them away from him. Does his school have air conditioning like my work? I could go for some wool socks here!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Awwwww poor guy but his feet are no doubt thanking you for keeping them cool now and warm when needed!

My middle daughter wears socks to bed every night. She got the first pair of socks I ever knit...or maybe it was the second. Anyway that was 2 years ago and I was hanging them on the line the other day and they are still in such perfect shape and seem to have got softer with each wash.

I don't know how she wears them but she can't stand bare feet on her sheets. That is the feeling I look forward to each night...comfy sheets and bare feet!

12:23 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Sorry but first I have to ask, did you really say Whales Vagina??!!?? I am going to have to google that!
Great socks - poor Chunky! All that time waiting for them and then it's too hot - poor tiger!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Those socks came out so cute! One day I must learn how to knit so I can make socks!

I have all hardwood floors in my house (except for the kitchen and bathrooms) and they get cold, even in the summer, so I always wear socks or slippers around when I'm inside, even if it a 90 degree day.

Whale's Vagina??? I hope that's not really the name of the town, ha, ha!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Nice socks! I was wondering why Chunky was looking pissed. Isn't it a wonderful thing?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

I suppose you're lucky he's not flipping you off in that picture. I think he wants to, though.

If that had been one of my kids, someone'd be getting the finger.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Whale's Vagina...I knew I shouldn't have slept through geography class.

The socks look great. Poor kid is probably going to be begging for some cool weather to wear them soon.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh Chunky, you will be able to wear them lots, once the weather cools down. Enjoy the heat while you can!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Good lord! He's grown like a weed!

Lets hope for a cold snap so he can wear the big wooly socks with impunity.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

Oh, Chunky does look ticked. Now he'll also be wishing the summer away ;0)

Love the name of the yarn - so appropriate.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Yikes, size 0's!! I KNOW you're glad they are done! Cool colorway too! Poor Chunkster!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Aww, poor Chunky looks so bummed out! But at least he's happy about having such nice new socks! You know you're doing something right when your kid is happy about hand-knits.

4:59 AM  
Anonymous NikBudnik said...

Haha! I am surprised that more people didn't know where Whales Vagina was.
I know you just cannot wait for the first snow to fall, so I freak out. I know you will be laughing your ass off at me.

5:47 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Aaawwwww, so sad! If only it were cold...congrats on finishing the socks. :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Aww, he really does look like he wants to wear them.

Sorry Chunky, you'll have to wait a few months!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

The look on his face is priceless! 'cept on my kids it would be disgust that I made them socks, not because it's too hot to wear them.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Well, I am disgusted by your futon. Just disgusted ;-) For future covers, I recommend dark grey. When our couch starts moving on its own from all the nasties hidden in that upholstery we'll know it's time to get a new one. Until then a whole lot of grossness is invisible to us...

Whale's Vagina? More information please.

Hope those socks fit Chunky when its cool enough to wear them!

12:55 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

How cute that he wanted to wear them right away! The picture says it all!! Yay for finishing those up :)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Poor kid... it'll be a bit before it cools down too.

You know, summer in NJ lasts quite a while. I was always eager to wear some new fall fashion on the first day of school, but I'd put on cordoroys and a preppy sweater and just die because it wasn't nearly cool enough yet.

11:01 AM  

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