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Whimsy - DADA HW

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March 6 2010
March 14 2010
Project info
Whimsy - DADA HW
Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula by Amy Swenson
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock
35 yards in stash
0.85 skeins = 392.7 yards (359.1 meters), 85 grams
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Make with the newly-dyed Biscayne Bay colorway.

The whimsical nature of the yarn reminds me of my childhood, specifically visits in the Spring to my grandparent’s house in Grand Rapids, MI (which they sold a little over four years ago). The colors instantly bring up memories of the trees in the back that I used to climb in a play among, games with the cousins and Uncle Rob in the front yard, building houses of Lincoln Logs for little Pokemon figurines, only stepping on the purple stones, and pretending that the basement floor, carpeted in a bring orange and red shag rug, was lava that we could not touch. It brings to mind the summer I learned to knit, that little cabin and private dock up in Petoskey (at least I think), the ice cream shop, petoskey stones, thinking I had chicken pox when it was really just some sort of bite from minnows or something in the water of the rushes. Bliss.

6/3/10 - Cast on, and toe done! For some strange reason, one side has a definite purple tone, and the other has a definite green tone. Huh.

7/3/10 - Almost halfway through the heel? For some reason, my gauge has steadily been getting larger as the foot progressed. It went from 9spi, to 8.5spi, to 8spi… now it’s back to 9. *shrug*

8/3/10 - One third to halfway through the cuff. Will finish tomorrow and start sock #2. As to be expected, the random gauge changes in the foot make it a little looser than desired (add in the fact that I knit a quarter inch longer foot than I should have…), so it’s a little large. Still stays on the foot though - just can’t grow in the wash.

11/3/10 - Got through the heel on sock #2 today (yes, this means I will be working on this in the car on the way to Disney, and quite possibly in ride lines/restaurants in Disney). Not having the strange gauge problems of sock #1, thankfully.

18/3/10 - Cast off in line for Thunder Mountain in Magic Kingdom Sunday night, then wore them home on Wednesday.

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75% Merino, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: March 1, 2010
  • Project created: March 6, 2010
  • Finished: March 17, 2010
  • Updated: March 18, 2010
  • Progress updates: 11 updates