It really was odd to cast on and go straight into the heel.
The yarn (Skeinny Dipping's Mericash yarn - they're local, and Gather Here had some) has 20% cashmere in it, so it's very soft and comfy. (As well as nylon, because socks.
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Having bought socks from you in the past, I get the marketing emails. Today I got mail advertising bright new colors for spring! Yay! But when I clicked through to the site, it turned out that the new options are greys and beiges for spring, because the bright colors are only for "women", by which the site means "people with small or medium feet". Alas. It must be lovely to be a person with medium sized feet, because then one can buy socks in *both* bright colors (small and medium) and in taupes and greys (medium and large)(comments disabled on LJ; enabled on DW) https://firstfrost.dreamwidth.org/248632.html
If you were a normal company, I wouldn't even bother to write in, but your program of giving socks to homeless shelters makes me think that you are socially conscious. Is there a reason to stick to these categories? Can men wear bright colors? Can women with large feet wear bright colors? What about non-binary people? Does it matter which category of these I fall into if I want to spend money buying your socks? Why not segment based on the characteristics of the socks, rather than the characteristics of the person doing the buying?
Thanks for listening.
One of my knitting resolutions for this year is to become more competent at stranded patterns in socks. (I'm good at them in sweaters already, but socks require a little bit more stretchiness, which has been my bane in the past.) This one seems to be a success, in that I could put it onto my foot. Colorwork socks are always thicker than single-color, which may not be for everyone, but I'm pleased with how this pair came out.
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The pattern was interesting, and I really enjoyed the yarn. Cute colors (the colorway is named "Let's Go Fly a Kite", so the song from Mary Poppins kept getting stuck in my head), and a very nice feel.
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In this case, on vacation, "work dreams" seem to have been the thing to get stuck in. Now, the thing about work is, very little of it involves general brainstorming. It involves looking at device logs or server logs, or putting together database searches, or answering emails, or writing python scripts, or reading other people's code, or - well, any number of things. But pretty much all of them require a computer. Device logs that I read in my dreams will not have useful content.
But when I'm asleep, I don't quite realize this (because in dreams, everything makes sense), so I go around and around trying to debug the thing or write the report SQL or whatever, and not quite realizing why it doesn't work. (This is very similar to another niche-genre of dream I can have, where I keep hunting for a bathroom and can't find one or the ones I find are all broken, or are toilets in the middle of a huge common area that I don't want to use (to continue this digression, I was quite shocked to see such a toilet in Kate's basement, it was like walking into a vaguely unpleasant dream...)).
Anyway, while I do not seem to be able to escape from this trying-to-get-work-done dream once I'm in it, once I figured out that I was getting stuck in them, I succeeded in setting myself a Rule before going to bed, that I was Not Allowed To Do Work While Asleep. So once I started trying to write the report-thing, I remembered that awaker, smarter me of the past had set a rule that I wasn't allowed to do that, so I went off to do something else like be asleep for real. That was kind of gratifying. :)(comments disabled on LJ; enabled on DW) https://firstfrost.dreamwidth.org/247748.html
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I like the color continuation on the heel flap, but I don't like the jump along the top of the foot; I guess that means I should have used a short row heel instead
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