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Monday, January 22, 2007

First FO of 2007

First FO of 2007: Cable Rib baby socks.

I really like this yarn, it has a funny story to it. It is Brown Sheep Wildfoote sock yarn in Elderberry (Brown Sheep Wildfoote yarn is a perfect sub for Lorna's Laces, by the way). When I knit my very first socks, they were striped, it was a pattern for striped socks. I was kind of a new knitter, and had to go by the pattern. So when I bought yarn to make more socks, I was convinced they had to be striped. I bought some Brown Sheep Wildfoote yarn in turquoise, and one in a colour called Elderberry, which was more light purple, pink, and turquoise (not the jewel tones this yarn has). Last year I wanted to make Jaywalkers, and didn't have enough of the Brown Sheep yarn, so I tried looking for a second skein. Someone told me she had it, so I bought it from her. I was shocked to find out that it was a completely different colour than the one I had. But I decided to keep it, rather than asking her to give me my money back or something, it wasn't her fault they changed the colour. So it has been sitting around, and I thought, well this is a perfect colour for baby socks (I personally like fun rich colours for that sort of thing). And now I have decrease my stash by 19 grams. It isn't much, but it's a start.

(Oh yeah, the candlestick in the background was one of our wedding gifts.)

And I have some really exciting news, I am working on a very old, non-knitting UFO, along the same theme as the socks. I have been working on being certified to teach childbirth preparation classes for YEARS. Well, it has been one of those things I haven't had much time to work on, it seems like things keep coming up. Anyway, I was all done with everything, but my final exam. But that had to be a closed book test with a proctor and I had to set it up, and the more time went by the more worried I was about studying for the test... anyway, I decided that this was the year to finish this off. (Yes, I have a professional job, but this was something I just wanted to do, both to make extra money and because I just feel inspired to.) I talked to someone at the certification organisation, and they don't do a closed book test anymore, they do an open book test, so I can do it at my own pace and if I need to refresh in one area, it's OK. This was so exciting to find out, the thing I had been putting off so long, it's not so scary after all! And today the test arrived in the mail... so I am not sure how long it is going to take me, but I plan on trying to work on it at least every week so I can get this thing FINISHED!!


At 9:58 AM, Beth S. said...

Those are adorable little socks. :-) I agree, it's nice to see people dress their babies in something othee than pastels!

At 1:10 PM, Sonja said...

My previous comment didn't go through. Now I was just about to comment again and erased it all by accident.

Here goes the short version.

I've made a sock like that before but gave up on the finishing after about 4 tries.

I know bunch of people trained in childbirth related field. I have a fair amount of interest in it myself. My girls were born at home and it was great :)

I hope this goes through this time. Third time's the charm.


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