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Monday, 14 April 2008
Please Vote...

...For Me.  My little poem with photo (below) ahs been selected as a finalist for one  of the creative awards for Round 2 of Sock Madness 2.  If you're so inclined, please visit the SM2 site and vote for me (or, really, for any of the great shots of great socks).  I'm #10.  To vote, look below #11, where it says "Which Reversai picture from Round 2 is your favorite? ".  Click on that then indicate your favorite.


Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 4:18 PM EDT
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Friday, 11 April 2008
I've Been "Reversai'd"

Night after night, huddled under the light,
I knit and I purled and I sighed.

I did what I could, with the time that I had.
Oh, I tried and I tried and I tried. alt text

Am I coming or going? What row am I on?
Gartered soles, they can’t be denied.

A creative shot, then, though I’m not quite done.
(Thanks to “Zombies” my brain is quite fried!)

I tried right over left alt text, then left over right alt text,
Until I’d gone quite cross-eyed.

Is it right side up, or inside out?
I can’t tell, for I’ve been “Reversai’d”!!

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Sock Madness 2, Second Round Pattern, "Reversai" 

Trekking pro natura
color #1607
addi Turbos size 1

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 10:19 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 11 April 2008 10:24 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 8 April 2008
For the Sock Madness Crowd
This is for y'all:

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 11:37 PM EDT
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Saturday, 5 April 2008
Reversai #1

Now to cast on the second one!  Later, folks!

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 11:37 PM EDT
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Dori Says...

Just keep knitting...Just keep knitting.... 

Still 3 spots left in my SM2 Division, but I'm still on the first sock...Can't stop now!

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 1:01 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 2 April 2008
They are the Champions (or Divine Retribution)

The first day I took Gavin to STOYAC basketball practice, I figured for sure the team was doomed.  Of the ten 9- & 10-year-old kids on the team, I know three of them (including my own), and those three have behavioral/social/emotional special needs.  Oh, and the coaches were just teens themselves.  Yep, for sure, the adults in the room on Draft Day let those high school kids put together a team that had a few strikes against it to start.  (Yes, they knew about the special needs of these kids up front.)

Well, the teens worked with the kids, and the kids had a great time.  Some of them had played basketball before, but Gavin (at least) had never even thought of "shooting hoops" before I signed him up for this.  The coaches just had fun, and were so mellow!!  (I said once that if they were any more mellow, they'd be liquid!  LOL)  The kids practiced hard, and the coaches somehow managed to teach these kids what it was to be a team.  So, the kids went out an won their first game!  And their next. 

And they won some more.  At the end of the "regular" season, they were tied for first place in the Pee Wee Divison, with a record of 12 wins and only 1 loss!  So, they headed to the playoffs, nervous and excited.  Especially during the semi-finals, where they had to play the only team that had beaten them during the regular season.  And they won again!

Then, on Championship Day, they faced the team with the same record as they had.  It was a nail-biter, for sure.  In fact, the action was so fast that we couldn't get a good picture. 

The final score was 37 to 30 (but that doesn't tell you how close it was the whole game!).  They were the Champions!!!            Yep, that's Divine Retribution.



Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 10:59 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 4 April 2008 9:42 AM EDT
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I can't believe I'll have to do the whole thing over!!  I wrote a great post about the basketball team, but the computer just puked and now it's all gone!  And I really have to get back to work on my Reversai:

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 10:55 PM EDT
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Sunday, 23 March 2008
"F" is for Finally Finished!

On Friday, March 21, 2008 at 12:24 AM, I officialy finished my Zombie Socks for Round 1 of Sock Madness 2.

Colinette JitterBug in Velvet Plum
Addi Turbo size 1
Prescribed 4 sets of Zombie Stitch Pattern on the leg, then 4.5 for the foot.

(SM2 Nickname & division:  Chris H of the UConn Cast-Ons)

Looks like I was 36th in the division, and now I can rest for a few days before the start of the next round.  While I'm "resting", I'm going to finish up the second of the toe-up socks so I can free up my size 2 needles in case I need them for the next project.


Ok, now off to do more Easter...  Next post, remind me to tell you about a group of awesome kids and their incredible coaches!


Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 6:15 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 23 March 2008 6:39 PM EDT
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Thursday, 20 March 2008
Repeat, Rep...
Only one and a half more pattern repeats left in this second sock, then the toe, and then....done!

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 7:32 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Turn, Turn, Turn
Turning the heel now...home stretch ahead!

Posted by planet/hayshandcrafted at 11:46 AM EDT
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