fall socks and some therapy for my apartment, er, guest house

Posted by on November 1, 2006 in farm, knit | 13 comments

I made a sock for Fall:
The other one is underway. Mr. Lucy was laughing at me for taking a picture of one sock, but I was excited and had to share. It’s my second pair using the Embossed Leaves pattern, which I just like so much. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces and the colorway is called Aslan. I may have bought this yarn just because of the name. I’m not much of a beige/brown person, but this colorway is actually quite pretty. I wonder if I can rake my rug?

Last weekend I decided to join up with the Apartment Therapy Fall Cure, and cure my guest house of all its ills. I made a lot of progress. I got rid of four big 3-drawer plastic bins. They were ugly and they took up a lot of space and they weren’t working. As I was clearing out the drawers I kept coming accross fabric that I had totally forgotten about. Now it’s all arranged on shelves and I can easily see what I’ve got. I’m such a sucker for organizing gadgets, but just because something is made to get you organized, it doesn’t mean it actually will. I’ve thinned out my fabric quite a lot, but there is still so much! I’d better start using it. Here is a progress picture:
The main thing I want to get done, after I get all the junk cleaned out, is to paint everything white, and then I’m going to hang some curtains in front of the bookcases to finish everything off nicely. I’m sure I’ll be showing more progress photos as I get things done. The TV may also get a new table and I have some other ideas percolating as well.

I’ll leave you with some current chicken portraits:
Fuzzy2_11_1_2006 Wyandotte3_11_1_2006 Rir2_11_1_2006
That’s Fuzzy in the first picture, and then one of the Silver-Laced Wyandottes and one of the Rhode Island Reds. They are looking like little chickens now, I’ve started calling them chucks at Yvonne’s suggestion in the comments a couple entries back. I think that’s a perfect name for them and it makes me smile. They are starting to make little clucking noises, although they still peep a lot. They like going outside and scratching around and they love the lettuce and cabbage leaves that I bring them for treats. So, the chucks seem to be thriving :o)


  1. I like that sock. I should try new patterns, too, and get away from the usual plain, plain, super extra plain. If only things would calm down on the work front, but until then I can only relax knitting basic stuff.
    Hey, that’s a nice craft corner you have in your house.

  2. Lucy,
    I love the chickens!! They are so cute.

  3. Lucy, the sock is so cool! I have thought about taking a “sock” knitting class, but the yarn is SO skinny, and the needles are SO small, and the time involved is SO intense!
    The chooks are getting so big. I love the photos. My 17yos said they look like “glamour shots”!!!

  4. Your sock is so pretty esp. in that colorway (that you don’t like so much). πŸ™‚ The chucks are getting big!

  5. I think the other pair of socks you made were for me! πŸ™‚ They are perfect for the 5 degree weather we are experiencing here in the northwest. Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

  6. Fuzzy is really growing up! Don’t take this the wrong way but she does appear to be sporting a distinct teen-age look right now. πŸ˜‰

  7. Yea! You named some of them! Our seven are named Minnie, Ethel, Francis, Honey Pie, Mrs. Peck, Clarice and Nosy! We love them and are getting some new ones in the spring! Great pics!

  8. Ha Chucks!! They are big now!!
    Is that a rug you’re posing that one fabulous sock on or carpet? I love it and want to see more of it.

  9. More great chicken pics! Well done.

  10. Chucks – adorable.
    Socks – cool!

  11. Eee… look at those sweet chicks, hehe or like Yvonne says… chucks! πŸ™‚
    Your sock looks amazing!

  12. I should be doing the same thing. Haven’t cleaned my apartment for some months now. I’ll just need a little motivation and a big help. Those chicks look so cute…I mean the birds of course, hehe.

  13. Cleaning my apartment is also one of my favorite pastimes. I’m a person who just loves staying at home. I enjoy doing household chores and organization. Hehe! I’d love to see what you did with your apartment!

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