Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bad Kitty! (now with socks)

There's another little story about Thanksgiving that I meant to tell you, and it kind of involves knitting. As I mentioned in the previous entry we were doing a lot of baking. In between steps I went out to the couch to sit down for a minute and started knitting on my socks. My friend was talking to her cousin on the phone. Moments later I heard a huge crash.

Turns out that Java had jumped up on the hood of the fish tank, as she does occasionally, and somehow caused the whole hood - including the light - to fall into the tank. I looked up to see a wet cat rocketing out of the fish tank and the light on underwater. I flung my knitting aside, pulled all the plugs out of the wall, and proceeded to pull the dripping wet light fixture out of the tank. There was water splashed halfway up my living room wall.

The mug shot:

Don't be fooled by those innocent eyes.

In other news... Socks #39 this year (#45 ever) have been finished! These are the socks from the story above as well.

Yarn: Austermann Step (with jojoba and aloe!)
Started: 11/13/06
Finished: 11/25/06

The yarn itself reminds me a bit of Regia or Opal, but there is definitely a different feeling from the aloe and jojoba. I told some friends it felt a little slimy, although I'm not sure that's the right word. More like you just put lotion on. I'm excited to wear them and see how they feel on my feet!

In other sock news, after one wear (during which it turned the inside of my shoes slightly green) and wash the Fearless Fibers yarn is quite fuzzy. Those socks look almost the same as a pair in Patons Kroy that's a year old. Too bad, because I really like some of the colors.


Anonymous Holly Burnham said...

I love those socks....are they handwash, flat to dry. The colors are perfect!

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I wonder if she'll ever jump into the fish tank again.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Bjorn said...

Oooh. Poor kitty. Still... Awesome socks! I love them. 45th pair, huh? Wow.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Poor kitty cat. She looks remorseful to me. But I know what great actors they can be.

About Fearless Fibers--did it get fuzzy after only a single hand wash? I ask because I have a skein that I'm trying to decide what to do with--socks or a small lace shawl. If it's not going to hold up well for socks, I won't use it for them (after all, it's not the only sock yarn in my stash).

8:33 AM  
Blogger javede said...

Nice sock yarn ;-)
Do tell us how they wear cause I'm tempted to buy myself some(like the stripyness of it).

11:07 PM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
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    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
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    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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