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Monday, December 07, 2009

Here comes the sun king

Well, in a couple of weeks, anyway.

Just a drive-by post. A couple of pictures. May post later in the week, but I had a bit of a busy day today.

First up, Laburnum Creamsicles.


I'm actually almost done with these-I've turned the second heel and am working my way up the leg. I was hoping they'd be done in time to wear tomorrow but unless I forego a lot of sleep tonight, that's not going to happen. The yarn is handspun, fiber I got from the Waynesburg sheep and wool festival back in the spring. I love it-it's so smooshy and soft. The pattern is Laburnum from Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks, and I did them toe-up with the magic cast-on and the fake flap-and-gusset heel, which I have figured out but-good and need to write up better instructions on. I never seem to get around to correcting my old patterns, though. It's a problem.


I finished all the slippers today. All the buttons sewn on, all blocked, all washed and drying and almost ready for their puffy paint on the soles.


That's a hell of a lot of slippers.

I think these are my favorite. At least, they're my favorite buttons.

This weekend is Handmade Arcade. I look forward to it, I love going there and taking photos and seeing all the people. I got an early entry pass this year for the first time so I won't have to deal with so many crowds to shop. yay!

Work tomorrow. Work sucks. I don't want to think about it.

The days will start getting longer soon. Yule is only about two weeks away now.