Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sheepish or... Pair 100!!!

First off, to any of my family members that may be reading (Hi mom!)...


Tis the season of holiday gifting and I know you don't want to be un-surprised so it's in your best interest to go away starting now. Maybe don't return til January.

OK, gone now? Back to business.

Now is the time when I realize something really really embarrassing. I can't count. (That or I knit so many socks that I totally forgot a pair.)

See, I finished this pair of socks tonight and I was like "Oh, pair #99, I should do something really special for #100. Like maybe I should design my own cabled knee-highs with handspun hand-dyed yarn." And then I went to Ravelry to look at my projects there. You know, just to check, cuz I'm paranoid. (Yeah, thanks Ravelry for showing me the error of my ways.)

The problem came with these socks. See, although they were posted in November '06, they were actually completed in '05 sometime - no idea when. Because I never blogged them or took a picture when I first finished them they didn't get in the pre-2006 count and because they weren't completed in 2006 they weren't counted in that year either. But they did make it to Ravelry.

So, to make a long story short, until today these were the socks-without-a-number. When I looked at Ravelry I realized that I had never counted these socks so this whole time I had been counting 6 pairs pre-2006 when it was really 7. In any case, when they were finished is a moot point, what matters is that they *are* a pair of socks I completed and thus the following socks are #100.

So meet the rather anticlimactic pair #100 - Fuzzy Feet for my sister:

Pattern: Fuzzy Feet Redux from Knit Wit
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Burgundy and black
Started: 12/5/07
Finished: 12/9/07

Pan is for scale - these things are about 16" long pre-felting! Since I am showing you his amazing modeling skills, I figure I should also give Java credit for helping with the knitting.

She likes to get all cozy on the side of my desk, preferably on top of whatever knitting-in-progress is sitting there for computer knitting. This time the yarn was coming from that bag and she got a bit interested when I was pulling.

So there it is, the 100th pair of socks knit by me. And I still haven't heard from my contest winner! Cindy if you're reading please contact me! If I haven't heard from you by the end of the week (12/15) I'll pass the prize on to the next-closest winners. Yep, that would be a tie between Amanda from myonlysunshine and my SP-at-the-time Rockstariel who turned out to be the fabulous weezalana.

Listening to: Criminals ~ Katatonia, Title and Registration ~ Death Cab for Cutie, The Noose ~ A Perfect Circle

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Blogger Nederlass said...

Congratulations Ms Stariel you ├╝bersockknitter you!
Wow, a pair -PAIR!- of slippers in just 4 days...
You've gotta tell me how you do this next time we meet up..

10:13 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Congrats on #100! Just reaching that number is an event in and of itself!

And can someone please go lock Cindy in a closet until the end of the week? ;)

11:37 PM  
Blogger Adelle said...


4:13 AM  
Blogger trek said...

I am always sort of amazed at how big the prefelted items are. I need to make a pair of Fuzzy Feet myself. Thanks for reminding me that I have knit and felted Patons Classic Merino in past and don't have to swatch if I use that yarn!

5:21 AM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congrats on 100 pairs!! Who would have thought they would be fuzzy socks too! Definately stick with the special handspun as you venture into the next 100!!

hehehe...just reading weezalana's is Cindy trapped in the closet still?? A few more days and we'll see!

12:32 AM  
Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Congratulations on your 100th pair!! : )

5:20 AM  

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