Miracle of Miracles - 2 FOs!

bobinthebul's picture

I haven't been doing lots of knitting just lately; the weather has grown beautiful, there's a lot of work, a garden screaming for my attention, and I'm also forcing myself to get out there and date. Which has been mostly nice. :)

This pair of socks took 3 months to make, for no reason other than I just didn't pick them up much, and when I go to our knitting group I tend to get sidetracked. :) I purposely made them not match - I'd always tried to make my socks match so I figured why not just pick up where the pattern left off this time?

From Knittin'

This is a pair I started last summer, got 4/5 of the way through, and abandoned. Cause I really didn't like them much. But if I find a guy with about size 40 feet (or a woman with large feet) who likes them, then they'll now have a home.

From Knittin'

And finally, just because I talked about the garden, I'll share one of my favorite photos from about the same time last year:

From May Garden

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Sock-it-2me's picture

"Field of Dreams" .....if you

"Field of Dreams" .....if you knit the socks, the feet will come !

bobinthebul's picture

Gee, too bad I don't have a

Gee, too bad I don't have a foot fetish. ;)

Sock-it-2me's picture

Feet lead upward to other

Feet lead upward to other things ! :) !

bobinthebul's picture

Yeah....kneecaps....ooooh...

Yeah....kneecaps....ooooh...

Sock-it-2me's picture

Further..........!!

Further..........!!

Antinuos's picture

Sorry! My English is very bad

Sorry! My English is very bad and so I use google translator who also is not very good. But it meant that his work with socks is beautiful and you are also beautiful and everything will be alright. In the end things will fit. I am charmed admiring the work of all of you. Also as you like graticifação gardens. You are an ideal man. Congratulations and cheers.

bobinthebul's picture

Obrigado muito para ver suas

Obrigado muito para ver suas belas palavras.

:)

GLADDINGVANDERIPE's picture

i agree too. Its hard to find

i agree too. Its hard to find time to knit right now. I just received order for 4 rose bushes. so this weekend will be getting the bed in order. I'm heirloom rose nut here myself. But do have a "blue garden" that I keep the irises in

bobinthebul's picture

Interestingly, irises are not

Interestingly, irises are not much grown here, except the tall purple germanicas and some white ones. The reason is that they're identified with graveyards, where they are absolutely beautiful with the old Ottoman gravestones. So I've brought all my tall beardeds (luckily I have a lot of room) from the US. :)

I'd give my eyeteeth to find Eglantine rose here but no dice.

santaml's picture

First lovely socks and and

First lovely socks and and I'm a size 40. Not kiding. Dating sucks but thats the only way you can meet people. You are very handsome so you will definately find some one when the time is right. I do remember how trivial dating is and would hate to have to start dating. I'm glad that I have a wonderful partner. Good luck with the dating.

bobinthebul's picture

So would you like a pair of

So would you like a pair of blue black and white striped socks? :D

santaml's picture

if you haven not given them

if you haven not given them to any one else I would

Crafty Andy's picture

great job!

great job!

Hal Huffman's picture

I have a pair of Elephantine

I have a pair of Elephantine socks for grabs too - if you find the big foot man! Have a nice weekend...

bobinthebul's picture

Ah I wasn't clear, size 40

Ah I wasn't clear, size 40 European - it's about a size 10 in American. So they are two small for me since I wear 44 (American 11 1/2 or so).

AKQGuy's picture

I wear size 40... Kidding.

I wear size 40... Kidding. Congrats on mostly. I've dating, don't forget to have fun. Iris'e are my favorite, there's nothing like digging away in your garden. Ined to tend to ours this weekend and mulch the new tree..

bobinthebul's picture

Yes it's been mostly fun. :)

Yes it's been mostly fun. :) Sometimes a bit tiresome as there are lots and lots of guys here who figure that the fact that, ummm, I have a Tab A and Slot A and they have a Tab and Slot B is sufficient reason for me to want to go out with them. Two weeks ago seemed to be "Married Guy Looking for Relief" week, this week is "I'm in love with you but the Holy Qur'an says it's wrong so let me give you a sermon instead" week. No thank you, been there done that. :P

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Really laughing out loud!

Really laughing out loud! You describe the pitfalls of dating quite well. [No wonder I don't do much of that.] I hope you find someone sweet to enjoy, who will also enjoy you.

ronhuber's picture

Lovely socks. I usually make

Lovely socks. I usually make mine identical but fraternal are rather whimsical and I like them. Beautiful spring picture.

bobinthebul's picture

Identical and fraternal...I

Identical and fraternal...I like that!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Ron stole my punchline. I

Ron stole my punchline. I was going to mention that description, having picked it up from "jeanknits" blog. I really enjoy it because of being a twin.

BTW - Love the iris. One of my favorite flowers.

bobinthebul's picture

My mom had a huge row of them

My mom had a huge row of them at the back of her garden, probably 50 different kinds. One of my joys as a kid was going down the row smelling all of them; each one is different and most are delicious. Except for some of the yellow ones, which are reminiscent of cat spray...;) I used to imagine I could go inside them and be surrounded by that color and scent.

ronhuber's picture

That's where I got it, Joe.

That's where I got it, Joe. Only goes to prove that great minds think alike or is it fools never differ.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I prefer to think that the

I prefer to think that the correct quote is that great minds think alike.