Tuesday, September 4, 2007

whirlwind weekend

The long weekend was busy busy. We went to the PNE on Sat. We saw the Superdogs, extreme ATV racing, a draft horse demonstration, motorbike stunts, the prize home, Mexican dancers, a mariachi band, a ski jump demonstration, and mandolin players to name a few. And we ate - mini donuts, whales tails, corn dogs, pulled pork onna bun, Vietnamese rolls, and sampled a bunch of other stuff. Makes me drool just thinking about it.

On Sunday, we went to a farmer's market and bought some eggplant (for a Thai prawn curry) and a few gifts for upcoming birthdays. We were out longer than expected and the cats were pretty grumpy when we walked in the door.

Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a quilting friend who I haven't seen in ages. We talked about our cats, quilts, and life in general. It was so nice to see her.

And if that wasn't enough, I finished a pair of socks.

Yarn: Trekking XXL in colour 127; yarn was sent to me by Ann via the KTE swap
Needles: 2.25mm dpns
Pattern: Wendy's generic toe up
Notes: These socks have been hanging around for ages. I lost interest after I finished the first sock and realized that it was too small. I must've measured wrong and the foot is too short. Oh well... These'll go into the Christmas gift box.

Trish (she's commissioned me to knit her 12 pairs of socks) asked me to type up the pattern that I'm using for her socks because she's getting requests for it at the shows where she sells her yarn. I finally finished it this weekend and it's free. There is a link to the PDF in the sidebar. The pattern is just a top-down plain stockinette sock with a picot cuff and wedge toe. It's written for sportweight yarn. Enjoy!


PurlingPirate said...

Those socks sure are pretty!! Thanks for the free pattern!

bobbi said...

very pretty socks!
I think i have that pattern on my "must knit list".

knitseashore said...

Isn't it great to finally finish those FOs that have been hanging around too long? I'm about to re-start one of mine too.