June 24, 2007

Monkeys in Galway

Filed under:News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 21:37

Although things have been quiet here, everything else in my life has been hectic. Sorry. Did I say hectic? I meant, the equivalent of a mutinous zoo. All last week was taken up with the Music Network course. It was a blast and I got so much out of it but it didn’t leave any time for anything else. On Friday evening, I turned right around and started packing to move to Galway. Packing up and moving isn’t such a big deal, but when you’ve got an electric piano to dismantle and move, it is! Most of Saturday afternoon was taken up with figuring out how to take it apart and, once it was apart, how to get it to fit in the car. The piano is big and heavy but still very delicate and fiddly. This morning we had the joy of putting it together (ever feel the need to torment an engineer? Buy an electric piano and insist it be moved. Then insist that a childhood spent playing with Meccano was more beneficial than one spent playing with Lego… it was phillipshead to phillipshead!).

This is where the sock comes in.

Consider this the perfect antidote to ‘move it your way!’ ‘no! you move it your way!’. I am one round away from grafting the toes together but I ran out of yarn (this is how tired I am. I will happily walk away tonight from a set of ungrafted toes). Maybe it’s the crumpled-clothes-from-a-binbag talking but the nearly finished sock has a distinct serpentine appearance.

Get back to your ssssssweaterssss!

More news tomorrow about Thermal, the AirShow we saw today and what it’s like to live in a place that’s not Dublin!



  1. It really does look like a snake!

    Comment by Kristen — June 24, 2007 @ 23:31

  2. Creepy – it does look snake-y!

    I hope you’ll like Galway. I loved it (and Dublin, too) but of course, I was just a visitor. Have no idea what it’s like to live there …

    Comment by Bridget — June 24, 2007 @ 23:59

  3. Thought you were only going to Galway for the weekend. Shock..shock. Dublin won’t be the same without you but hope Galway works out well for you.

    Comment by mary — June 25, 2007 @ 07:48

  4. yesssssssss i seeeeeeeeee it! Kill it!

    Comment by abe-hap — June 25, 2007 @ 09:18

  5. Hi Aileen,

    Hope you’re enjoying Galway, its a pity about the socks they look wonderful. I bought some of the Panda sock wool to make a pair myself. Let you know how I get on.

    Just wanted to say thanks very much for great knitting class on Saturday. I learned so much about putting a jumper together. Will sent you a pic of the Rosy Shrug when its gond. Geraldine

    Comment by Geraldine Stanley — June 25, 2007 @ 10:49

  6. It does look quite snakey in the second picture you have. The little bit of left over yarn looks like a very long tongue. I love the colorway — the name definitely fits it.

    Comment by Cole — June 25, 2007 @ 20:27

  7. maybe I should do the snaky sock pattern – and wear it together with the “dark mark” scarf? but it won’t look like a snake on my feet, I guess:((
    enjoy galway – I’ve never lived there but I like visiting (not too far away) – it’s easier to get around than Dublin, I find!

    Comment by Bettina — June 28, 2007 @ 19:52

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