Sunday, August 20, 2006

One down...

I finished the first dragon sock.

It looks a bit funny from above like this, just a straight tube, but notice how the pattern continues down the toe. Very clever. The heel is also patterned like this.

It fits my foot perfectly. I was a bit concerned about the size, but I think my gauge turned out to make the sock slightly larger than in the pattern, so it fits just fine.

We had a small adventure today, wildlife in the kitchen. When I opened a cupboard to get something while cooking dinner I saw this absolutely huge spider! Neither me nor M likes spiders, but as I was doing the cooking... so of course he had to take care of it. He caught it in a glass jar and put the lid on. Then we tried to figure out what kind of spider it was. I've never seen anything like it. And Swedish spiders usually don't run that big. I searched the internet (of course) and the closest match we found was actually the hobo spider. Which isn't really supposed to exist here, but it has recently been found on a nearby island (Pepparholm). or it might be something else entirely, as M works at a fruit and veggie importer and brings home boxes of stuff every week. They do find foreign spiders in the warehouse now and then. Anyway, it is very dead now, we didn't want to let it go when it might be poisonous. Hobo spiders give nasty bites.

1 comment:

  1. Aw yuck I just hate spiders and now that Autumn is on its way there will be more coming in !! I love your socks and lower down the shawl you made in the Opal yarn is lovely. I have some yarn to make socks , ONE day, so many projects on the go at the moment