My current work in progress:

Roscalie Cardigan by Alice Starmore, knit from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift  on a US 3 needle

First One Down

The first Einkorn sock is done.

I’m pleased with it, so the second one is on the needles, but just barely.

(The pattern will show up at The Loopy Ewe eventually, by the way. Thanks for asking!)

Bellamoden asked in the comments:

How do you make some heel flaps look wedge shaped, and others look more squared, more heel-flap-y?

I think it’s a matter of different patterns for different heels. My slip-stitch heel pattern yields the squared heel flap, while my gusset heel pattern makes the wedge-shaped heel.

Loribird asked:

I’m curious: what made it difficult to find a foot-mannequin the “right size?”

All the female mannequin legs/feet I’ve seen thus far are identical — with the standing on tippy-toe arched foot. That foot is smaller and narrower than my size medium sock. I guess most of these body parts come from the same manufacturer. I’m still in awe of Dani and how she managed to find a foot that fits my socks exactly.

And Barbara-Kay commented:

That photo of Lucy with the foot model might seem strange to a non-knitter.  What about a lol-cat caption?

Excellent idea. Let’s have a caption contest! Look at the photo of Lucy with the foot model:

Now come up with a good LOLCats caption and leave it in the comments for today’s post. I’ll pick a winner or two or three, depending on how many entries I get, and the winners will receive something good!

Do it by 3:00pm EDT tomorrow (July 1) to be eligible to win.

Lucy sez:

“I’m not sure I approve of this use of my image . . . “


  1. BreannaS says:

    trying to sock it to me will never work! This is MY table, move over!

  2. Bonnie H. says:

    “I know the rest of her is around here somewhere….I’ll just wait ’til she gets back.”

    (I really like this sock!)

  3. “Does this sock make me look fat?”

    Denes last blog post..Egads!

  4. iz saving rest for snack

  5. Ah, now the composition is complete — I am here!

  6. Foot? Have feet… ordered hand for can opener!

    BethCs last blog post..Socks Done!

  7. There is only room on this table for 4 feet!

    Don’t just stand there! Rub my belly!

  8. These humans are soo wierd. How do I train Wendy not to put her foot on my napping table.

  9. -I haz concurred u. Reezistinst eez furtile.

    -Off wif ur heyid. And de rest uf u. scept for fuut.

    -Ware iz ur heyid? oh, u iz juzst fuut….dum fuut

  10. “Pardon me madam, I don’t think we know each other well enough…”

    Great looking sock!

    Aesoxs last blog post..What is it with me and spaghetti?

  11. Dis fut….. It bovvers me.

  12. Mom, wherez the rest uv yur date? Did he makes you mad?

    heides last blog post..It’s HOT!

  13. I don’t know why people thing i’m not sociable. I am ALWAYS playing footsies!
    If it moves, it’s toast!

    tanyas last blog post..

  14. “U huminz guts bigz feetz.”

    Dave Danielss last blog post..A Special Miss Lulu Birthday Party!

  15. Hi Mom. U look diffrent todai… OMG WHERZ THE REST OF U?!?!?!?

  16. “Is this some kind of a bad Monty Python spoof?”


    “Does this mean I won’t be getting dinner anytime soon?”


    “Ha! And momma thinks CATS don’t belong on the table!”

    The first one is my favorite… 🙂

  17. Or, better yet:

    “I KNEW my food tasted funny yesterday!”


  19. “Datz pretty gud, dat sock, but *yawn* I cud do better in my sleep….just tink how fast 10 clawz cud wip up sumting like dat!”

  20. Marti Johnson says:

    So Mommy, when will you make it in my size?

  21. Maureen says:

    When I ordered “sole” I was expecting a nice filet……

  22. Ur toez…
    Not goin there.

    Debbies last blog post..No News is Good News

  23. ‘scuze me, table iz mine. you can haz floor.

  24. That’s right, don’t disturb the cat.

    Ann in CTs last blog post..Kitchener This

  25. Beth Weekley says:

    “Dearie, I have a MUCH more dainty and ladylike foot than you. Really. Ponder them whilst I nap.”

  26. Oh, the things a cat has to put up with!!

  27. “This isn’t the right size paw-mannequin”

  28. I vote for ” You declawed too “

  29. Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy says:

    “Kik bukkit, not CAT!”

  30. im on ur tbl scratching your sox…

    minijaxters last blog post..I am still around…

  31. No haz Red Sox here, send 2 PurlMan

  32. “Da Boot? U no can boot me off tbl!”

    Karens last blog post..Munchkin Monday

  33. Lucy sez: hoomans eazee to break down

    Sarahs last blog post..My nephew…..

  34. noallatin says:

    Sherlock Lucy sez: The game’s afoot!

  35. I like my feets free range.

    Kelsey/ShutterSheeps last blog post..Tonsils, House Flooded, Excuses, Excuses.

  36. Samantha says:

    Hello!!! I am laying here! Find your own table!

  37. Diz iz me lukky hooman foot keyzchain. Not zo lukky for da hooman, eh? MMMRRROWW-HA-HA-HA-HA!

  38. Nope, this won’t do. These are not my size at all and the color doesn’t go with my eyes.

  39. Gretcheng says:

    Let’s just push you off this table and see if you can land on your… foot.

  40. Late Edit: Sorry, I blew it on this one. I was past the deadline without realizing it. In my defense, I state the following:

    I am not good with time zones. I feel it is important to maintain one charming flaw, so as not to appear unapproachable. This is mine.

    Kitten with a Whiplashs last blog post..Holiday Coming

  41. “Fargo. Ur doin it wrong.”

    moiraeknittoos last blog post..Farewell, Hammond of Texas