FO Friday: One Down

Yesterday I had my annual visit with my thyroid specialist. This means a couple of things. First it’s been about 15 years since I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I feel good and I am healthy. Second I have a huge sore bruise where they took my blood at the lab. It wasn’t so sore that I couldn’t knit though. When I got home I treated myself to a nice afternoon and evening of knitting. There may have been some ice cream too.

With all this knitting time I was able to complete my plain socks. That’s one wearable item towards my goal. The yarn is Carriage House Woolens (now Pandoras Yarn) CoolWool in hunters glen. The yarn is very nice to knit with and I really like the way it feels. The pattern is just my standard plain stockinette sock.

I have cast on something new which is a super secret project. I won’t be able to share IT for a while. Hopefully IT won’t take too long and then I’ll be back working on my goal projects.

Yarn PSA: Yesterday I wore my TGIS Day socks knit in the ravelry red Malabrigo yarn. Β I suggest based on my experience and red feet that you soak your ravelry red Malabrigo FO’s for a bit to see if the dye has set before you toss them in the washer with everything else. Thankfully only my feet turned red and not an entire washing machine load of hand knit socks.

If you’d like to read more FO Friday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.


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17 Responses to FO Friday: One Down

  1. Natalie says:

    Sorry, I can’t help but chuckle at the red feet image in my head!

    The new socks look lovely and cosy πŸ™‚


  2. susan says:

    Hurray for health! Love the new sockies! Enjoy your day!


  3. Marilyn says:

    So glad to hear everything went well…except for the bruise of course!
    Great looking socks.
    And I also have that image of red feet in my head. πŸ˜€


  4. chrisknits says:

    Red feet? Were they embarrassed? LOL. Love the socks!


  5. sandy says:

    It’s cold today, I too am wearing some nice warm wool socks, though not pretty ones like yours, and not ones I take credit in making. One day, I will…one day. They look awesome.


  6. Vanessa says:

    Yay for health! I hate it when they blow a vein when taking my blood. I still have faint marks from unsuccessful IV insertions.


  7. Renee Anne says:

    Do you have those Shout Color Catchers? They catch all the dye that comes out of things (handknit or not)…they’re lovely πŸ™‚


  8. erin says:

    congratulations on being cancer free! what a nice pair of socks to reward yourself with =)


  9. Kepanie says:

    Good to know about Malabrigo yarn.
    Ouchie; sorry you got bruised.


  10. vivian says:

    Plain socks are the most comfortable for wearing. Happy Friday!


  11. Liz says:

    I’m glad your visit to the doctor went (mostly) well! I hate needles, and I have apparently awkward veins so I hate having blood taken! The socks look fantastic – I really love the colour πŸ™‚


  12. Glad to hear things went well!!! A bruise is nothing compared to what you’ve overcome! ;-D Your socks are cute and you look very comfy in them!


  13. Teresa says:

    That’s good news! And your socks rock!


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  15. Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I’ve awarded you the versatile blogger award on my Squee Sunday post. Congrats and enjoy!


  16. Shannon says:

    That colorway is great with jeans!


  17. Happy Valentine’s Day! And that is great news about the thyroid.
    Love the socks!


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