Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All about the socks (and a present)

I received a nice surprise package in the mail this week. Amongst many fun items was this geode candle. (The candle is a tealight behind the geode that shines through.) My penguins had to move over to make a place for it.

This is the best I could do on showing a lit picture. It's very pretty and I'm been guarding it. ("Can we light it mom? Huh? Can we?" "No, only I can light it.")(I know how to pull rank when I have to.)

I been knitting socks this week. Here's my Big Basin sock that has since been completed. Alison got the name right--it's named after the Big Basin State Park way out in California that has the beautiful redwoods.

The pattern is also beautiful, and I would've immediately cast on for the second sock if I didn't get side-tracked by these:

They are drying socks that I'm knitting for CIC. (I am trying to design a pattern...we'll see how it goes...)(I wasn't trying to make Marguerite feel guilty, but wouldn't it be nice to have a CIC gansey sweater pattern? Check out Marguerite's blog for January, she's made 4 gansey toddler sweaters for CIC and they look fast and fun at the same time.)(Keep it in mind, Marguerite, when you're snowed in with nothing to do.... :)


Cactusneedles said...

Great socks and great colors! Thanks for stopping by!

Alison said...

Beautiful socks, and of course the Big Basin is my favorite. And that's a great idea to do with a geode; I never thought of that before.

--AlisonH at

valéria said...

Ruth, knit like the wind... (go and listen to brenda dayne podcast for that ;))

Love the socks and what a nice gift you got.It's very pretty. I also think you go very well with your toe up sock...oh my that's a lovely color.
Take care :)

Diane said...

Hahaha can we light it mom? NO, only I can light it. Hey give them an inch and they'll take a mile.

Your big basin sock looks great!