I think these are what you might call rather loud, brash, over the top, garish, showy, kitschy,showy, but hey, that's what the girl asked for. Well, she did say she wanted a pair of fun, bright socks. I guess I could add those two words to the list of adjectives that describe them, don't you? They are certainly not the most memorable pair of socks I have ever made, neither are they the least pleasing. They are certainly up there in the brightness stakes though!!!!!
The yarn is Regia AND it's from stash. HOORAY!!! I hear you shout. I'm not quite sure what possessed me to buy such a garish collection of stripes, but they have sat in my stash quietly waiting their turn for quite a while now. I'm sure they were thrilled to hear an affirmative when they were cautiously shown to the innocent recipient. 'Yes!' she said, 'Umm, yes, alright then!' I took that to mean that she was already madly in love with the dazzling, upbeat stripyness of it all. 'Let's get cast on quick!' methought, before she changes her mind. At least I have the security of knowing, that I have supplied my dearly loved eldest daughter with a suitable pair of lovingly made socks, to ensure that she will be seen at all times, whether day or night on the dark streets of Manchester, when all street lighting has failed ;-). Don't worry, I am absolutely certain that these little lovelies will be kept warm and snug.......................and hidden, inside BOOTS!
There's been not much doing in the Snoopydog home this weekend. We were suppoesd to be in Manchester this weekend, but ongoing electrical problems in Mr Snoop's office has led to a 'stay at home' instead. Think we'll give it a try next weekend instead! I have school reports weighing heavily on my mind, but needless to say, I've done evertything in my power to evade the monster. So, marmalade is made.....
...... Herman, the German Friendship Cake has been nurtured, fed and watered.....
....... and my camera cleared of school photos. Here'a a few bright little splashes of colour from my classroom this week. Egyptian and Norwich displays were coming down and Kenyan ARTWEEK dispalys getting ready to go up. Our school is taking part in the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event. Basically, our school becomes a public art gallery for a week!
That's the Ancient Egyptians done with. Now lets get on with the African sunsets over the Masai Mara game reserve.
I'll try to remember to take some pics of the finished works of art, to show you next week.
Have a good one!