Socks and Excitement


After finishing the first pair of “boring brown socks”, I looked in his sock area.   He has 7 pair that
I’ve made for him, so I’m not in such a hurry to make the next pair.   But I do think they will be just like these, so that if he wears out a sock from each pair, he will still have a pair left.   What forethought!.

I have knit with a lot of yarn that I enjoyed more.   This yarn was very soft and I enjoyed the feel, but it wanted to split and it also showed any unevenness in knitting.   So every time I looked up or something slipped off the needle, it showed as unevenness.   But they are a good wearable pair with a 10 year guarantee on the yarn.   That will be interesting.

Now for excitement – when I put the animals to bed at night, I usually leave the main gate open just enough for the chickens and turkey to get in.   Apparently, tonight, it was a bit too much.   I spent about 15 minutes chasing alpacas before calling for reinforcements.   It’s really too bad, because if they weren’t so difficult to get back inside the gate, they could come out and eat all the grass we have to mow.   Perhaps tomorrow, we’ll try letting them out in the morning and putting them back at noon, when they usually have their rest.   Keep your fingers crossed, they’ll go back peacefully.   If  they do, we’ll all be happier.

7 Responses

  1. Ramona says:

    Yay! for a finished pair of socks. We need the warm socks again today! Yesterday it was 75… today 39!!

  2. ann says:

    great job on the socks. I have one son that loves my hand knit socks other son and hubby not so much so I try to knit him a pair for his bday every year and Christmas

  3. Judy S says:

    Nice work on the socks! I had no idea you have alpacas!

    • sharon says:

      yup – three fellows with lovely fiber. It was an arrangement when we bought one of our dogs. But I’m at the point I’d like to sell them and have more room for more sheep.

  4. Dar in MO says:

    Nice looking socks. This color is not real exciting to me, but you are such a good mother to make your son socks.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. The socks are for DH who does wear the socks and also likes dull brown. None of my sons want socks from “mom”