Monday, July 30, 2007

Finished objects!

Hello, everybody! I finished a PAIR of socks this weekend. Here are my finished charade socks:



I made these in about two weeks (I have numerous other sock-ly distractions) with some cheap-o Sockotta ($9) I bought on sale at Knitting on the Square in Chardon, OH while they were having their 2nd anniversary celebration. The shop is adorable, and if you're ever in the area, you must go. There's a cute article on the shop and its owner in the current issue of Knitscene - the owner also designed a number of patterns in this issue, which she had on display in the shop. Very cool! Here's a close-up of the herringbone rib stitch pattern:



And here is my cankle, wearing one of the socks:



Lovely.

Since I had the camera out, I figured I'd show you another finished PAIR today:



These are just some simple socks knit using my standard sock recipe using some Regia Bamboo Color. I LOVE this yarn. I've already washed (and dried) these socks several times, and they just keep getting softer. I also really like the strange pooling. It's psychadelic, or something.

Also, just a short PSA - if you ever see one of these in the grocery store, in the exotic fruits section, WALK AWAY:



Actually, run away. This thing, although it looks as though it might be the world's best kept secret and might actually hold the world's most glorious fruit, is just plain horrid. Just a warning.

Have a nice Monday,
Erin

2 comments:

Kim U said...

Whoa! Two PAIRS?!? Impressive!

I was just talking about horned melon the other day - I found this fun taste-test of it online:
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/article/133/African-Horned-Melon-or-Kiwano

smelk-o-matic said...

That article is good, although is links to a pretty hilarious review. I would say I'm not alone in my opinion!!