Getting Settled in London and the Two to Tango Socks are done!

Yesterday I went to the Stitch London blog to see if there was any news about or sightings of my mini-me.   I was happy to see that they had photographs posted of the museum display!  There were 259 Stitched Selves submitted. It took me awhile, but I found my mini Christina.  Here’s a photo of the entire display:

Here is one more focusing in more on my little stitched self:

Thanks David for putting in the helpful circles and arrows for me!  Just think, a little stitched self from Arkansas all the way over in London.  So fun.  I still wish they could send her back to me someday.

And then:  The Two to Tango socks are done!  I blocked them to my feet and I am pretty happy with them.  David helped me get some pictures.  Doing the contortionist thing trying to photograph my own feet was kind of painful.

I like this picture even better:

and this one:

So now it is on to Sock Number 3 in The Joy of Sox : Takeout for Two.  I will post a photo of my progress tomorrow.  I have the foot done (that’s easy to say when you don’t have to knit a toe OR a heel!), and I am working on the ankle.  I am knitting with sportweight yarn so it feels like it is knitting up really fast.

Happy Tuesday!  Davey and I are going to go “stroll”!

Her Bags are packed…she’s ready to go.

Frazzled hot sweaty Arkansas Christina is all set to go to London.  I know this is a little weird, but I couldn’t stand to seal her up in a plastic bag for protection.  I had to leave it open at the top which kind of defeats the purpose of protection.  I didn’t much like taping her in the envelope either.  Maybe quite a bit weird.  But Davey and I are getting ready to take her to the post office.

I am through with the leg of my Roll in the Hay Sock and am starting the heel flap!  I made it through the transition row! There was some errata for that row as well that I found on ravelry.  I was able to figure out it though without too much trouble.

I will take pictures of the heel process.  I love making the heel of a sock.  There are several ways to do it, but I only know one. (Although, as I work my way through this book, I have a feeling I will learn others.)  I do a standard heel, and it is just such fun.

Ok, time to go say bon voyage to mini-me.  Oh, I started re-reading A Walk in the Woods last night by Bill Bryson.  I read it probably 10 years ago.  I made the mistake of starting it right before I went to sleep.  David was already asleep.  Bill Bryson makes me laugh so much.  I was trying to not wake David up, so laughter tears were just rolling.  He is magical in his humorous writing.  I love him.  I guess I am stating the obvious when I say that I highly recommend this book.  As an added bonus, I am learning a lot about the Appalachian Trail.

Davey is feeling totally recovered an is back to his normal energetic self.  Yay for that.