Sunday, November 15, 2009

Now what was it you were all waiting for???

Oh yeah! Now I remember! You were all so excited to see my new Socktober Mystery Socks pictures. Made in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in the Carabus Colorway on size 1 needles. (smallest size, although I wonder if I should have done the larger size)

This yarn is truly to die for. It knits like Butter! I definitely plan on getting some more of this. I actually bought some more and had gotten two skeins of Mystery Bugga. One of the skeins was the Carabus colorway again. I'm debating what to do with it. We'll see....

I loved knitting these socks. The pattern was interesting, but not so complicated that you couldn't easily memorize the lace patterns and knit away on them. In fact, I watched some Netflix DVD's with the first season of Lie To Me while knitting these. (such a great show)

Today, the Cute Guy and I had our monthly mum and dad/kid "Catch Up's" with the kids. Having four kids (plus lovely puppy Sir Winston) keeps us so busy that if we don't schedule to sit down individually and chat with the kids about everything from school to church to friends to chores, that important information can be missed. Don't think that we don't take special time for them other than once a month, it's just that I've found that our kids like the formality of scheduling a time to sit down one on one with us and have as long as they need to chat, just about them.

We've been concerned lately that something has been bothering our oldest son. He really is the perfect kid. I'm probably jinxing myself by saying that, but he's just been so easy to raise (so far). He really made it easy for us to want more kids. I think he's been 40 since age 5. For example, for his 5th birthday he asked for a suit and a robe. Why? Because he wanted to be like James Bond. Please note: we are unsure where he ever learned anything at age five about James Bond - still trying to figure that one out. However, he's just seemed a little off lately. After talking with him, we've found out he's fine. Just normal teenage stuff, but just to be sure, I informed him during his meeting with us that I could read his facial features and decipher whether he was lying to me and what each facial expression he made meant. Of course, it was complete trollop, but still... I had him going for a while there. I think I may use it on the younger kids, they're much more likely to buy it. (insert evil laugh here)

Anyway.... I know why you're all here today. Although my new socks are lovely, you want to know who won the Wollmeise.

Insert Drumroll here.....

The winner is (by random number generator - care of

Number 49 - Philigry

I just spent the past hour reading through each comment and reading their blogs if linked. It was so much fun. Some of the comments made me laugh; a couple made me tear up. I loved discovering more blogs to add to my list to read.

I think I'm going to have to do this again. Maybe with that lovely Carabus skein. Hmmm, maybe this next week.

Philigry please email me at knittinbrit at charter dot net to claim your prize. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think.

For everybody who participated, thank you. It was fun!


Laurel said...

Congrats to Philigry! Hope you REALLY enjoy the Wollmeise. :)

stitching under oaks said...

your socks turned out beautifully...i'm gonna have to try that yarn. you made it sound (and look) divine. Have a wonderful week!

JoAnn said...

CONGRATS to Philigry! I read and enjoy her blog also.

I'm glad your oldest boy is doing OK - sometimes it's just hard to read what's going on with them.

Are those socks the Marlene pattern? They look awesome! That's what a completed pair looks like? Ha! I better get going on my 2nd.

I have some Bugga in my stash - it's nice to know it's a good knit.

marycatharine said...

Congrats Philigry!

Being a teenager can sometimes suck... I used to hate people who told me it was the best time of your life. Some parts are fantastic but oh the hormones can be horrible.

The socks are gorgeous by the way!

Marji said...

What a great thing to do with each kid - scheduled "catch ups".
Don't rest on the laurels of him just telling you all is ok though mom, keep watching. The teen years can be really tough and even when you ask they don't always tell you what's up.

oh so pretty socks!

And, re the rust - what's the fiber the baby garment is made of? It will make a difference on what stain removers might work.

Sarah said...

Must finish my mystery socks!

Congrats to Philigry - much as I wanted it for myself :)