Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sockapalooza 4, Out!

A little late to the finish line, the Sockapalooza 4 socks were mailed out this morning to my pal.

I was aiming for a pair of feminine, comfortable, summery socks.

Knit with Cascade Fixation 'multi-effect' yarn, US 2s, picot cast-on, a wee bit of feminine lace and garter to finish the top, and then a simple spiral lace rib of *YO, K2, K2tog, K2*. This is the first time I've used the pattern to knit a stockinette sole, and the socks did torque a bit with the spiral before they were blocked. Post- blocking, no problems. One of the strangest sites I see while zipping through the sky ways in St. Paul are the pigeon prints. I'm always amazed at co-workers who have worked here for years and are utterly surprised when I point them out. They're everywhere, folks.

Don't show Bert, he would be devastated to see these:


Stacey said...

those pigeon prints are HILARIOUS!!!

oh - great socks too!!!

Criosa said...

nice socks!

and here I thought you were going to point out their footprints in dust or something. hehe. that ranks up their with what the falcons leave behind on our office windows.

Guinifer said...

Oh. Dear. Heavens.
So, do you see the corresponding pigeon on the sidewalk below?
Good Grief.

Yep. Nice socks.

Elemmaciltur said...

Great socks!

Pigeon prints?! OMG.

BertandFelix said...

Oh my gosh...pigeon prints. You are making me laugh and it hurts...I had a tooth taken out this past week...and it hurts to laugh.

Also, last week, I killed a pigeon. Rather he committed suicide with my car. Driving along and splat...right on my windshield.

Jess said...

Nice socks! That pattern reminds me of the Mermaid Socks in Lucy Neatby's book Cool Socks, Warm Feet (or whatever it is). Except that one takes the spiral all the way around the foot. I hope your Sockapalooza partner loves them!

The pigeon prints - wow! That's both neat and gruesome.

Kitt said...

Hahahaha! That's great. I've never seen anything like it.

But you reminded me of a photo I've had stashed away for a while of another pigeon hazard. I just posted it here. (Warning: Don't click if you're squeamish.)

(Oh look, my word verification is "horidd"! How apt.)

ikisti said...

if you put of black cut outs (some people do them of birds) on the windows it helps the real birds not to fly into them.