Saturday, February 23, 2008

a lazy saturday evening

red fish - heels

I'm sitting at the giant wooden kitchen table I inherited from my father, feet up on a chair opposite, staring blankly at my computer. Behind me, a load of dripping handwashing is slowly causing a puddle - after seeing Bekki's amazing forecast at a conference yesterday, I was inspired to re-block my increasingly misshapen one. Flatmate-Kirsty is sitting on the floor with her back against the radiator, wrapped in a giant blanket and reading the Guardian magazine. Her hair is alarmingly straightened, after a cut on Thursday. We are both failing to get up and go out for cocktails and general glamorousness, and I'm half re-writing a lesson plan for Monday. We are contemplating making curried parsnip soup for dinner.

Me: I want to blog those red socks but I can't think of anything to say about them.
Kirsty: I think you should say 'Socks. Done. Red! Grrrrrrrrrrrrahhh.'

So, here you go: Socks, pomatomus to be precise.

red fish - front

They are done, and red, though I tend to subscribe to the view all pomatomus should really be blue/ green I somehow felt the yarn called for the pattern. It's Araucania Ranco Solid in case you were wondering.

red fish - sides

They are first pair of socks I've managed the two-socks-at-once trick. Hence the "Grrrrrrrrrrrrahhh" noise. Hear me roar.

red fish do easter island

*sotto voce* though I did cheat for a few rounds at the heel and them worked one at a time, the flap was just getting in the way (admittedly, I was drinking, doing a pub quiz and teaching Kirsty figure-8 caston at the same time, there is a limit to my multi-tasking). I liked this two-at-once business, I'm going to do it again.

Ravelled here. Now I'm off to bake an apple and plum crumble and then an early night. Working tomorrow.

20 comments:

Allegra said...

the socks look great. i too feel pomatomi should really be in a blue/green colorway, but, really, the pattern looks great anytime!

Anne said...

fab fab fab socks. and the colourway.

schrodinger said...

I love the poms in pretty much any colour, but really like the red of yours.

peaknits said...

These are gorgoues! Especially the heel view, a whole new perspective on some beautiful socks!

gleek said...

more like "red! HUZZAH!" :) great color choice.

Daisy said...

They look fantastic! Good to see someone using the Araucania yarn, I've just acquired some too...

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Stupendous as per your usual, love them against that green wall especially.

Oiyi said...

I think they look fabulous in red!

glittrgirl said...

Gorgeous! They look fabulous in red.

Emily said...

Those socks are awesome! Love the red.

startare said...

Bravo le rouge. Red is always a great colour, and your socks are fabulous.

Christina said...

Beautiful socks. Pomatomuswhatsit is my absolute favourite ever sock pattern.

Specs said...

Those look great in that color!

And you've reminded me that I've had a single Pomatomus sitting in my WIP bin for about a year now. Yikes.

Pig wot flies said...

Like the pomatomi! Good to see you on Friday. How did the reblocking of Forecast work out?

Elemmaciltur said...

Fantabulous knit! And so red!

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wazz said...

pomatabulous!
that red is so jolly and, um . . . *chewy*. (If you see what I mean).

Amy said...

So gorgeous!

meg said...

I am so impressed you knit lacey socks, two at once!

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