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Sorry for the long absence, with not much to write about I just don't. Finished the first sock of the pair going to Kaslo, BC, mens size 11. Seems to have taken way longer than it should have, my fault tho as I had several other projects I was working on as well. Finally decided to put everything else in time out and finish the pair. Second sock well along, into third pattern on the leg. Once second sock is done will immediately start the pair for the lady of the same house, also size 11 foot. Late last winter I gave a bunch of handspun odds and sods to Christine, she dealth with same way better than I would have. Made herself a cardigan don't believe she ever uses a pattern, just knits until done. She still has a pretty good sized bag left to work on, am sure something will come of it. Meanwhile spring damage to Hiway 20 the main east west artery to the coast and or Williams Lake. My last trip to town I counted 20 real bad marked spots and prolly another 12 or more place

Stuff

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Finished the second all variegated socks for Miss E, used up a bunch of small balls and still have enuff to maybe someday down the road make myself a pair. Have two other pair for her as well for next year and year after, made for M but her feet grew so fast that no way will they now fit. So Alisha said she would be happy to put them away until E grows into them. Progress on first of the second pair of greenies, they had been in time out while I finished the variegated pair. Heel is now turned and decreasing for the gusset. Like these even better than the first greenie pair. I unfortunately have to go to town tomorrow, just a week since I was in. Lost front tooth right in front of denture. Road is a nightmare, 30+ slow spots with broken pavement and frost heaves. Some places no faster than 10 mph. Since I was just in only need a few cucumbers.

Stuff

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My close by nesting geese are back, they both did a fly over just before 5 am, whatever spooked them they were very vocal. I sat up in bed thinking someone was at my back door, soon realized it was just geese. Could not fall back asleep. The view this morning from my back porch, looking south-west towards Niut Mountains. After 45 years have never got tired of looking that way Went thru all my tote bags last night thinking I had more projects on the go than I am comfortable with, not. Just two a pair for a man in Kaslo, BC and the green-y pair I started right after finishing pair #1. First pix is of the socks with all the greens I've used so far. Second pix of a possible add of the turq and two blues to the mix, just one pattern then back to just the greens. What say my peeps.

I haz the shot

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Out yesterday to get the vaccine, so far so good. Just a bit sore at the injection spot. And am ever so grateful for finally having my number called. Much to write about almost all about socks. I save almost every bit of leftover yarns and sooner or later put it in socks somewhere. Long being a fan of greens I finally made myself a pair of green Monstersocks. I easily have enuff still left to make another pair. Miss M that I have been making odd socks for for the last 5-6 years has gone thru a real growth spurt from a 5-6 in early fall to almost an 8, so last two pair of socks will have to go someplace else. And waiting in the wings is Miss E, will be a bit before these fit but her Mom will store until the time comes. Road to Tatla pretty well dry, a few damp spots and lots of frost heaves makes going slow. And was delighted to find my driveway completely snow and mud free. Also working on first of two pair going to Kaslo, mens size 11, followed by ladies size 11, glad I ha

Reach in the jar socks

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I'd been putting lots of small balls sock yarn into a gallon jar for quite some time, mostly to keep spiders from wanting in there. Finally decided to do something with them (I used to give them away, no more). I had jar on the floor and just reached and grabbed a small ball, knit with whatever I had grabbed. Think I only complete;y used up 5-6 balls and the rest bred overnight. Jar looks about as full when I started. Easily enuff for prolly two more pair especially if I use a solid colour for the top, heels and toes. Next pair (ordered) with be medium gray KPicks Hawthorne with white, dark greens and several other manly colours. Temps finally warming up from -35°C to just -9° this morning (16°F). Have had most of the winters snow in late January and Feb., so much so that for the first time this year I had my driveway and yard plowed.

This and That

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Started these socks the morning of the inauguration, got 22 rows ribbing done before the swearing in of Joe Biden, continuing working on them along with another pair, finishing the inauguration socks last night. Now onto the real Monstersocks (grab a colour withut looking from jar), first sock done and about 20 rows past ribbing on #2. I am sure I have enuff of the mixed blue stuff for at least another pair, but not in immediate plans. Want to finished the Monstersock then go to a light gray with other manly colours (not yet decided) in a mans size 11, that will take sone time. The real Monstersocks Starting tonight Tatlako is due for a prolonged blast of arctic air, with coldest night Wednesday at -38 C or 35° F below zero. In preparation for colder stuff I flipped the comforter on my bed, now have heavist amount of down on side I sleep on. The price I pay for the glorius mountain views. Just saw the big grader heading south clearing the 8 plus inches of snow off the roa

More sock stuff

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Inaugration socks. Started watching as soon as anything was on MSNBC this morning, cast on 72 stitches on 2.25 needles and got 22 rows of 2x2 ribbing done before the swearing in ceremony. They will be forever know as the Inaugration socks. Blues followed by greens, have enuff of both colours to finish the pair. Second pix is the mostly odds and sods of leftover sock yarn, only colour from a new skein will be the biggest ball of green. The two pair for almost local girls, first pair for Maela 10 and second for Everlee 6. Yesterday made a medium sized pot of lentil soup, enuff for last nights supper and today (just in case anything exciting happened at inauguration). Everything went smoothly and it was a class act al the way. Welcome Joe and Kamala.