Friday, April 5, 2019

FMM - Another FO Friday!

I forgot to do a Finished Object in last Friday's post, and I had a cute one, too!  Luckily I remembered for this post - here's my Box of Crayon socks:
Yarn is by Must Stash, colorway is Kama Sutra, with a random gray for the toes and heels.  

I love these socks - the stripes are nice and narrow so you keep getting to the next one quickly, which kept my interest.  And I got them finished at the same time because lately I've been casting on one sock using JMCO (Judy's magic cast on) and a long set of circular needles, getting the toe increases done, switching to my 9 inch circular needles, and then I start the second sock.  I usually allow myself to knit three stripes on one sock before switching to the other sock to catch up.  It's been a great way for me to end up with a pair of socks instead of a single and me fighting the urge to cast on a different color.  Also it helps to have a couple pairs of 9 inch circs (OK, four.  Sometimes I have two pairs of socks in progress at the same time).

Speaking of socks, I probably shouldn't show you this but what the hell.  Don't judge me - this is my hobby and my love, so I have a lot of supplies...pretty, pretty supplies:
I was trying to find some yarn to use for toes/heels of my next pair of socks so I dumped out a couple yarn bins to see what I had.  

I love color, I love yarn, and if I could display it on the wall of my office without it getting sun damaged or dusty I totally would.  Seeing all of this makes me happy!  And it was fun to get it all out and play around with color combinations - I came up with a couple options for my next pair of socks plus I think I've figured out what I'll knit with after them.  And the next pair.  And another pair.  It's too bad I'm not a fast knitter but hey, I get to enjoy the yarn a lot longer than some knitters, so there's that, right?

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Guess who is acting like himself of yore?  Wait, is that a title, like a noble duke or something?  It's Paco, Himself of Yore!  Having that foot issue taken care of has brought back the Paco that we used to know - he's happy, playful - well, as playful as a nearly 13-year-old dog can be - he's content, he sleeps well instead of whining and moaning in his crate all night; it's like having a new dog!  It's a noticeable difference and makes us really glad that we opted for the surgery.
 Wrapped up on a chilly morning...
He just crashes in the evening and it's nice to not have him be asleep and then startle awake to chew on his foot - he's getting some good rest, finally.
Clear eyes, no infections - ahhh.  Life is good.  Well, Paco says it would be "gud if papratzi stop boddering me" - but he's so cute, I have to take his picture!

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Oh, that shot of Paco laying on me?  I was icing my knee when he jumped up there:
He didn't seem to mind lying right next to the ice pack, but I decided he was worth taking the ice pack off for.  Also my knee was pretty frozen.  But hey, I'm working at making it better!

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We have a little local 5K on tap for tomorrow.  Of course, right now the weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms but hopefully they will hold off until late morning.  That's not too much to ask, is it?

Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. You're killing me with all these cute socks. You know I have a sock obsession, right?

    Glad Paco is better!!!

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  2. I love color and textures and even though I don’t knit I find myself going into yarn stores to revel at the colors! Cross stitch thread too! Amazing colors!!

    Yay Paco!!!!

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    1. I do the same with a quilt store in town sometimes - I just love to wander through and look at allllll of the pretty colors. I'm pretty good about not making a purchase most of the time, though, since I rarely sew. But colors definitely draw me in, no matter what the medium happens to be.

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  3. I'm glad Paco is so much better! YAY! Loved looking at your stash, and all the variety of colors there. Love looking at your socks you knit. I guess once you have enough for yourself if there is such a thing maybe then you can knit a pair for someone worthy of a hand knit pair of socks.

    I hope your 5k goes off w/o a hitch tomorrow. We just had a bad rain storm here this morning. I hate when it rains and storms in the dark it is so scary.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. What is that, having enough socks for myself?? LOL. I do knit socks for my mother, who is worthy - plus it helps that I can usually get two pairs from one skein of sock yarn since our feet aren't that big.

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  4. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for the yarn hoard. It may not be yarn with me but you gotta love a good art supply stash for when you're feeling it.

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  5. Oh I am so happy to hear that Paco is feeling like his old self!!! Also, that yarn stash--those little skeins near the front are gorgeous--where did they come from?

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    1. I'd forgotten I had those mini skeins - I got them to use on the mitered throw made out of my sock yarn remnants. They are Koigu and I ordered them from chiagu.com a couple of years ago. They were tucked in with the blanket supplies but now I'm tempted to use them for toes/heels!

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  6. I am so embarrassed that I have been knitting the same pair of socks for a year. LOL

    Hope the weather holds out for your 5K. I know it will be a fun one. Your group always has fun.

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    1. Sure, same pair of socks but you finished that double hat, and I'm impressed with that!

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  7. cute socks...love it
    Have a great weekend

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  8. I hope your 5K went well and your knee feels better!

    I am SO glad Paco is back to himself. That is amazing news. You must be so relieved!!!

    I love seeing your stash and all your projects. It's your hobby, no shame in having all that yarn, especially since you have ideas for it all! :) (I feel bad about all the yarn I've been gifted and not used! :( )

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