Crafty as a Serpent

A knit blog with recipes and theological musings interspersed.

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Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Abby d'Ambruoso is a Lutheran pastor and interfaith chaplain, currently serving in a variety of ministries in Portland, Maine.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Spiral Socks

I'm home sick today. I came down with a little cold/sinus nastiness beginning on Friday when I was on call. It turns out I am in good company. It hasn't been so bad that I've been debilitated, so I went to church on Sunday and to work yesterday, all the while washing my hands religiously and covering my cough diligently (and correctly). But yesterday, I was sneezing and coughing enough that I decided not to go visit patients. Their immune systems are fragile enough. And if it were my grandma in the ICU, I wouldn't want some sick chaplain visiting her, not to mention infecting the staff.

So this morning my supervisor advised me not to go into work. I'm using a vacation/sick day (they are one and the same for me) which sucks, but I'm spending the day in a nice way, even if it's not at the beach.

I made a squash curry soup for lunch, which was delicious. Will went to the library for me and got the next 3 Katherine Kurtz books for me. And I finished a pair of socks this morning.

Pattern: My own, with a heel flap and a french toe
Yarn: Wool, purchased at Fiberworks in Toledo, Ohio. I forget the company (Regia?) and the colorway and I lost the ball band somewhere in the cross country drive (maybe Montana?), but there are browns, blues, and greens in the colorway. Yarn leftover? Yep, tons.
Started: August 6th at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly
Finished: October 2nd at home in Berkeley, CA

These were my "I'm taking a break from knitting the shawl" knitting. I like the pattern, especially that the two spirals go in different directions. And somehow I like it better when the spirals point down to each other like in this picture, as opposed to switching the socks to the other feet.

I'm now trying to decide which pattern to use for a pair of solid black socks. Should I just do a quick and easy pair of my standard pattern? Or should I do the monkey socks? Or will the monkey pattern be obliterated by the solid blackness of the yarn? I'm itching to cast on, so I'm going to decide soon.
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Blogger k-bomb said...

My vote is for the monkey socks! I liked the name and even after I saw that they aren't really monkeys I still think you should make them.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Not that my vote counts, but I'd use a pattern that's got some lacey elements, yo's and such, to show a little skin and add some interest.

On my computer the picture of your spiral socks wouldn't load--too bad, I would have liked to see them. But your shawl is be-yoooo-tiful.

Friday, October 05, 2007 9:22:00 AM  

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