Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Christmas gift done


I'm calling these Denis' Speckled Trout socks because the colourway reminds me of that species of fish . The recipient , our friend Denis is an avid fisherman so it seemed appropriate . I've promised to knit him socks ages ago and till now he's never received any . Better late than never !
The yarn is Regia Mosaik Color 6 ply . The pattern is a very easy one from More Sensational Knitted Socks called "Ridged Squares " . The colourway hides the ridges somewhat , though . I would have finished these much sooner but I got sidetracked by baby knits , not surprisingly .
Mike and I had an unexpected trip to Maine over the weekend . Mike's Uncle Paul passed away last week after a long battle with Alzheimer's . He suffered greatly , these last 2 years especially , so in the end it was a blessing . While this was a sad occasion it was so nice to see all the family . We hadn't seen Mike's cousins children for years . It was wonderful to meet them again and see them all grown up . They are a fantastic bunch and we should make the effort to get together more often .





Thank you all for the congratulations on our expected granddaughter . Casey and Chantal have already picked out a name - Stella . That's a name that's becoming popular again in Quebec these days , or so I'm told . All I could think of when they told me was of that famous scene from the movie ' A Streetcar Named Desire ' , Marlon Brando's ".....STELLAaaaaa.... ". Bad Omi ! I do like it but it's not a choice I would have expected from them .
Anyway back to the baby knits , oh , and maybe get some supper on ....

6 comments:

Donna M said...

Nice men's socks and I love the name Stella! Reminds me of my favourite beer! :))

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That does look like speckled trout!

lexa said...

Love the socks! Stella is different for nowadays. Sorry to hear about the uncle. A former co-worker's mother has that disease. She never knows who they are when they go visit, but at least she's good natured. No arguing when they tell her who they are. Sometimes she thinks her son is her brother. I think that's so sad to have a parent not know who you are.

Cin said...

I love the name! It will be so exciting to have two new babies to join Jessy. I am enjoying hearing names that are not (and no offense to anyone) Maddison, Jessica, etc. I have my own Jessica and I wish I would have known how popular the name would have become!

The socks are great too but I seem more focused on babies these days.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Very speckly socks, and sure to be appreciated!

I think Stella is a very nice name - maybe she'll need some sparkly baby knits?

Dee said...

Love the socks...they look nice and warm.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.