May 31, 2006

Almost finished...


Here's the progress on my socks after my last knitting class. The instructions for turning the heel seemed a bit overwhelming at first. I have never done a "wrap" before and as the teacher kept explaining it, I was just thinking "I'm sure this will all make sense in the end." And it did! It's funny how knitting patterns can be that way. It's all Greek until you've done it sucessfully once.


Here's a closer pic of the heel turn for anyone who is interested.

Otherwise, I've been spending tonight working on the toast for Kim and Gary's wedding.


I need to practice it in front of Brian, but am nervous he'll find it awful and I don't want to rewrite it. He could lie and say it's great, but I know him too well for that. It's hard to find a good blend of funny and thoughtful. The best advice I probably found online is to keep it short, because no one's ever heard a toast end and thought, "I wish that wasn't over."

My last item to share with you all....


Ha ha. Haven't you all wanted to see my toes on a blog?! My co-workers and I went out for pedicures after work tonight. I have never been to one of those stereo-typical Asian owned nail places, but I have to say, it was fun! (and inexpensive - just my style). I know the pic is a little blurry, but I have a flower painted on my big toe with a little pink "diamond" in the center. The lady had practically an entire canvas to paint on with as big as my feet are. I was so worried that my bandage would wash off my ankle and the lady would freak out about my healing gape of a hole from my old "removed the stitches too early" wound. I tipped her extra for not getting grossed out.

Well, I won't be back for a few days as I am off to Detroit for the wedding. Have a great weekend everyone.

4 comments:

patty ann said...

Those are some pampered feet, between the fancy socks and the fancy pedicure. Well deserved, too!

Linda said...

Angie, Very nice work on the socks. Will you continue with the toe up technique? The heel resembles the afterthought/ peasant heel i just used on a pair of socks. Did you say "It's a Wrap!!" when you finished the turn? Hope you and your fancy toenails have a great time at the wedding.

Anonymous said...

When I met our dear blogger, she would not even let me see her feet for at least a year. This is huge progress for you, Angie, and I am very proud of you--and I loved the sticker on your big toe.

Kim

Angie said...

That wasn't a sticker - that was high quality free hand acrylic artistry! Duh!