Thursday, February 15, 2007

Orange and blue for you, Illinois

Big 10 Medley Socks
Originally uploaded by spinnity.
Here ya go, Illini. Big Ten medley socks, knit in your honor. I will wear them every game day until the end of the season - which is really only 4 more games plus the tournament. Poor old Illini aren't doing very well in the league this year. But this is only because I didn't have the magic socks finished in time for the regular season. I'm sorry, boys. But there is still time to get into the NCAA tournament, if you can just focus on the power of the socks. ILL. INI.

OK, enough sports on the knitting blog.

Since finishing the socks, I whipped into the Valentine's love bug hat and delivered it yesterday morning, along with a fabulous surprise gift with a knitting twist. See, at least a year ago, maybe more, Bill lost a photo portfolio. It was full of bird photos from Texas and the Palo Alto duck pond, with some other locations sprinkled in. He was so mad when it went missing. We hunted and hunted for it. Little did we guess that two years later, it would be found in the back room at Rug and Yarn Hut and restored to us by Laura of the SnB San Jose.

So yesterday for Valentine's Day, my spouse-o received one love bug hat (photos to follow) and one long lost portfolio. We are hugely grateful to Laura for recognizing the pictures and getting this prodigal child back to us.

And the knit goes on - I'm still working on Elfin Goth, having ripped back Yet Again to follow the increase directions more precisely. Man am I looking forward to the next phase of this project after the shoulder/sleeve area. Jennifer says she is nearly ready to publish the pattern, so I hope to soon be in the company of other knitters working on this delightfully, wickedly complicated knit.

Oh, and one more hat note - the Royal Baby Alpaca hat which I knit up for baby M is photographed and posted on Mel's blog. Zoom on over to see cutie M patootie snoozing in his hat.


Blogger LLKnits said...

Yea! Big Ten socks look fantastic. I am happy that they are finally completed. By the way, I finished the turtleneck shrug, I could have never done it without you!

February 15, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger alicia said...

Hi Mary! Thank you so much for the kind email =)! Hope you had a great weekend. -Alicia

February 20, 2007 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!the socks are great!! They must be helping. We are ranked #3 in the Big Ten as of yesterday's games. At least that's what I heard on WILL this morning. By the way it was Penn giving Ohio a hard time the night we talked, not Purdue and we whupped Penn yesterday. What does it all mean? Ohio plays Wisconsin today. Who to root for? About 100 Orange Crush made the loooong bus trip to PA
and outcheered the PA fans.

February 25, 2007 7:48 AM  

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