Sunday, July 30, 2017

Yop Update # 5 ....and one more thing



Well, thanks to the two sailing wait to get home on Monday I did finish the first Alhambra sock and cast on the second before docking on my side of the water.



It was a little snug to get on because I didn't carry the floats long enough for the first repeat.






The second sock I wanted to do with reverse colours. Remember? Well I started it and was on row 16 when I read the comments on the previous post and remembered - ack!!! I am suppose to be reversing the colours.

So I frogged back to the cuff and restarted.

It was a little tricky to remember that the dark square in the chart means the light yarn and vice versa, but once I got the pattern rolling I had very few places where I forgot and had to tink back a few stitches.


I turned the heel last night and here is my progress on sock number two. This is the wrong side of the sock as I am knitting them inside out so the floats will be looser.





Can you see the reversal?  Cool, eh?











One night I did a few more rows on Iona square number 15 - but not enough to rate a picture.

When I was on the little island I bought a knitting magazine and it had a kit to make a unicorn. I have all the pieces knit but now I need to sew them together (my least favourite knitting task). Next week I will unveil the little unicorn stuffy.

And the one more thing?





It is my dh's and my 40th wedding anniversary today! Yup, 40! There has been some tinking back over the years, and some frogging, and even a few times when the project was put on a time out, but all in all here we are - and both glad to be together, still in love, and the best of friends.







23 comments:

  1. I love the knitting/relationship analogy!

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    1. Thank you. it seems to ring true to many people!

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  2. What a lovely sock but..........the couple in the bottom picture is even lovlier.

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    1. aw. shucks - that picture was taken last summer in Croatia. We still look the same. lol.

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  3. Hau'oli la ho'omana'o to you and your husband. That is a great, first sock. The blue and white are crisp together.

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    1. Yes I really like the blue and white too. The pattern really pops.

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  4. 40 years. Congratulations!

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  5. The reversed colors on the socks is very cool. I couldn't quite picture what that was going to look like. Very fun! Your pictures are wonderful! And I love your knitting/marriage analogy. :) Happy 40th Anniversary!

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    1. Yes it is interesting how knitting can reflect life in many different ways.

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 40 years and I loved the knitting analogy because you couldn't reach 40 without a little tinking back and frogging but like knitting you mend the mishaps and carry on with the project. Also the reverse of the sock is brilliant, they are going to make a great pair of socks.

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    1. Yes fixing things that need fixing - in life and knitting. It is all good.

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  7. I love the reversal idea with the socks. they look great.

    A very Happy Anniversary to you. I wish you many more happy years together xx

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  8. Hi Mary-Anne!! :)) I LOVE the photos of you two! Happy Anniversary!! Alex and I are together 4 years and with love and health, we'll reach 40 years as well :) Thanks for posting those photos, I am one who really loves the personal touch in blogs and I get sentimental over love. :)

    Your socks are just beautiful. That pattern looks very complicated for me...maybe one day I'll have the courage to try some new stitching!

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    1. Yes I like the personal stories too - it helps to connect us soul to soul.

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  9. Happy anniversary! Love the socks but you do like to give yourself that little extra challenge with the colour reversal lol

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    1. It's true - the colour reversal is like brain gym!

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  10. Happy Anniversary!!!! What a great picture of your wedding and now! Looking good in the neighborhood!
    Your socks are a work of art and your patience and 'tinking back' is to be commended!

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    1. Thank you! Time goes by so quickly it seems, and oddly I still feel the same inside!

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  11. Happy anniversary! The socks are fantastic, I love them and the reverse colours are a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you. It is good to do something a little different with a second sock to avoid the dreaded second sock syndrome. ;)

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  12. Love the socks but you do like to give yourself that little extra challenge with the colour reversal lol


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