waiting for wednesdays

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I have always known that I have been obsessed and addicted to knitting. But jeez. Now waiting for Wednesday, is all I will be able to think about. I read how Kristen was going to post the next "clue" to the mystery sock at midnight. Last night. I wanted to stay up and wait. Seriously. But then thought I best not. Because then I would just want to stay up and knit. Which wouldn't be good.  However, I should have stayed up. Because I spent half the night awake wondering what the new clue was.  Seriously.
I printed the new "clue" early this morning.  But now I am just too tired to even work on it.  

To hold me over on the days where I am waiting, I started some socks for the boys.  I bought a big ball of Opal while at a recent trip to my lys with Keana. Hopefully I will be able to get two pairs out of it.  
I know that I should be working on a vest.  And I will.  But October does feel like the month for socks.
Have a great day!

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42 comments

  1. oh, the socks are beautiful. i love the light blue one. I can't wait to see the whole sock when it is done! what fun.

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  2. *grin*
    You made my day!
    PS I was up all night too, worrying that there'd be a MAJOR mistake or that everyone would hate it!

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  3. Oh I love the yarns. The mystery sock looks so soft. I was at a sit and knit this morning at my lys and was knitting the "second" sock. Yes it is the month for socks.

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  4. that striped sock is gorgeous. I was just at the gap outlet and they have the prettiest striped scarf, but I am so not ready for stripes! Maybe I can head to my not so local lys and find some striping yarn to satisfy my need for stripes!!

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  5. I really need to get cracking on mine. I have the yarn but have not cast on yet... yours are great! I am so glad you are having fun with Socktoberfest this year ;)

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  6. If I knew how to knit socks, I'd so be in the knit along. october seems like the perfect month to knit socks.

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  7. cyndi in alabama10/08/2008

    ...love the opal striped socks! What pattern are you using - if you don't mind sharing! Love your blog...you have some of the best knitting projects & photos for them. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I just came over to tell you I JUST finished the cookies from down below (delicious).... and now I'm gonna get sucked into this sock thing. Because apparently, the answer to that age old question is "Yes, Mom, I would jump off a bridge. If Leslie told me to."

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  9. The mystery sock is very pretty!

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  10. Love the blue sox...and the stripes are stunning.

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  11. both socks look fantastic! hope you get some knitting done before you fall dead asleep tonight!

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  12. LOL, I was just posting about the KAL and came over here and saw yours up. You were doing the same thing as me last night ;)
    Love the color of yours, what yarn is it, it looks super soft. I feel a bit obsessed with socks right now too (I should be knitting bunnies) and I cast on for a plain pair with Patons Kroy sock yarn I got at Michael's. I've also just bought my first Noro yarn, 1 skein of Cash Ihora and I'm making mittens from the Last Minute Gifts book. So much lovely knitting :)

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  13. I agree about October being sock friendly month. I am definitely in the mood to knit some...I have never tried opal yarn but have heard wonderful things about it. I might have to buy some.

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  14. Your fingerless gloves are great. I thought I'd knit all I need for Christmas but no... I'm passing the ones I already did on to Hillary and starting on a new batch of Toasties. The pattern layout is the best I've ever seen.

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  15. your wips are beautiful , as usual! it does feel like a sock month , if only i had the guts to make some!!!!

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  16. Your socks are great. I must, must get a pair on the needles. I just struggle so much with the gauge in the beginning!

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  17. I love the color you chose for the socks - Dove Grey or is it soft blue? I can't seem to get mine started. Too many other projects seem to need my attention. I hope to catch up though. The Opal socks are very cute.

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  18. Your pictures just make me want to knit!

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  19. Your socks look great. It looks like you are a bit further than I am on mine. (I was excited also.:))

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  20. Your blog is the BEST! What sock yarn are you using for the light blue one? It is the most beautiful color.
    Thanks for such great photos and projects.

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  21. Leslie you are so funny--seriously!!

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  22. So October is the month for socks, huh? If you or any of your knitting friends need the practice, you can knit me a pair. Any color will do...I'm not picky.

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  23. The first thing Lily said when she got up yesterday was "is the next clue up?". Do you think she's a child obsessed? :D

    love that blue/grey yarn choice btw!

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  24. I kinda did the same thing, and then realizing my at home printer is out of ink there was no point in staying up!

    I started the second clue last night Duh, this part will take a little longer, I am such a klutz.

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  25. October is the month for socks! I have three pair, in various stages of completion, on the needles right now!

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  26. Every time I read your blog, the beautiful images make me wish I could knit!

    I'm so needle-impaired, not to mention too impatient. I'll just sit here and gaze at your yarn and WIPs instead. Don't mind me :-)

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  27. Ha, I did the same thing! I ended up getting up to see what the pattern was, and did 1 repeat, but had to force myself to go to bed. Is that an addiction?

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  28. I'm hoping to carve out a wee bit of time later today to get to work on clue #2 myself... fun stuff.

    Love the distraction socks, I should get me some of that stripey Opal (I only have a big skein of a lovely solid ivory, hopefully to be used for a pair of Anniversay Socks, you know, "one of these days...") but I love stripes, almost too much...

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  29. I am working on Kirsten's sock as well, and I couldn't stay awake for the midnight clue distribution, I can't stay awake for anything these days!

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  30. I'm totally into the TTL Mystery Sock KAL too. This is my first KAL, and I'm excited about it too!!! Your's look great!

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  31. Oh no, you were too tired to work on it?!? That's sad, but also too cute. :-)

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  32. I need to go and join the mystery sock before it is too late! (Or is it already too late!)

    I've got a few too many projects on the needles, which is the only reason why I've been hesitating!

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  33. That sounds like my kind of obsessiveness... ;) The mystery sock looks fun, and the opal sock looks like great mindless knitting -- I love how my opal sock yarn held up -- I bet it will be great for your boys. ;)

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  34. I absolutely love that Opal yarn, it comes in the best colors, too bad i am knot a sock person...I wonder what else one could knit with it and still have it pattern out?

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  35. What color is your Opal sock yarn? It's really lovely.

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  38. I'm loving this KAL! I also love the color that you chose for yours!

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  39. Anonymous11/03/2008

    I am new to your blog, which was send to me by a friend.
    I am trying to track down the pattern and yarn for the Bolero Jacket by Debbie Bliss.
    Which book of Debbie's contains the pattern? thank you. Jane

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