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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

running against the wind

1bp

Racing against a self imposed deadline. (Saturday or Sunday?!)

Wish me luck, second's just a toe!

(details: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Black Purl, expect me to wax on about this yarn later. US 0/2.0mm, toe up using PGR's method. So predictable!)


eta... anyone check out the article re: resurgence of "menial labor" in america (incl. knitting) from the freakonomics guys (nyt magazine, may 6 2007)? you can read it here online (for now), and comment over on their blog too. i've been following the comments and trying to put words to what i feel, but really and honestly don't know what i feel about it... labels and names, work and pleasure, maslow and pyramids (esp. with the echoes of rutt's history of handknitting rattling around my head...) too much, its just knitting ;)

17 comments:

loribird said...

You can totally do it - we've seen you finish off socks so quick-like, I have the utmost belief in you :) (heck, you've got 3-4 days!) The yarn is knitting up very nicely too, btw.

Chris said...

Pretty! My favorite LL colorway, too. You can SO finish in time.

Tora said...

So simple, yet so beautiful.. Love the colors!

Sabrina said...

Oh, pretty! I really like the simplicity of the sock where the colour changes are so gradual and natural.

K8 said...

Pretty sock! But you knew that.

Verrrrry interesting article. Thanks for posting it!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Gorgeous colors! Keep going!! You can do it!

Anne said...

OK that's the first sock yarn I've seen in a LONG while that I truly LOVE. I browse blogs all over, and that one is just.. gorgeous. Thank you for posting it!

lexa said...

I love that colorway! Lorna's Laces is very nice, got a pair on now. :)

danielle said...

They should do another study on people who over-intellectualize beautifully simple things.

Love the socks-- the Virgo in me loves that the stripes are even.

Acornbud said...

What a great sock! I love the colors.

Elemmaciltur said...

You can do it!

Thanks for you comment on my blog! I didn't know you read my blog at all. :-) That was a pleasant surprise.

MaryjoO said...

Of course your socks look great but thank you so much for the link to "menial labor" -- our blog community always seem to share great finds. Maryjo

Leah said...

Lovely sock!!

Yes, I too read that article a few days ago & was just sort of flummoxed by the whole idea that knitting & gardening is in the same league with ironing & laundry.

My thought is if all of those things are so menial what are we to do with our free time that isn't menial or is worth our hourly wage?

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Amy said...

Predictable or not, that's one *gorgeous* sock!!

TNTknits said...

Wow. Knitting for fun as menial labor? It's a creative form of expression. They just don't get it.

Love the socks! Black purl is a fave of mine.

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The sheep soap is cute, my mum would love one.. hehe

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