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Old 04-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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You Know You're Addicted to Knitting When...
You know you're addicted to knitting when you wind up with the following (take special note of the lines in the crease of my elbow):




All because you sat out in 86-degree weather with your arms in the following position (hence the strange white area on the inside of my elbow):




Of course, that's me in the hotel later that evening after spending the entire afternoon at the soccer fields watching a college game, followed by my daughter's game. I refused to let all that time go by without taking advantage of it. BTW, that is the first of a pair of Monkey Socks...my current WIP.

Now, if only I could figure out how to knit with my arms straight out. We have lots more games coming up.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Funny! What are monkey socks?
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #3
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Here's the link to the pattern.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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Ohhhh, Nathalie- does it hurt??? Your Monkeys are looking great btw.
Cyndi- Monkeys are a sock pattern found here.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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Aww sweetie, I'm sorry :( SPF!
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No, it really doesn't hurt. It stung a tiny bit in the shower this morning, but other than that, it's fine. The weird thing is that my right arm didn't get burned at all. The sides of my neck, in the front, got burned, but I'm white under my chin...probably from looking down at my needles.

What a dork I am, eh?

BTW, thank you for the nice comment about my sock. I had to stop yesterday when I got stuck on picking up gusset stitches. I'm doing this pair on two circs...the first time for me. I'm trying to adapt the Monkey Sock pattern for the two circs while using Cat Bordi's book. I spent the rest of the afternoon mulling it over in my head...in the shade of the tent that we finally put up...long after my tan/burn had been emblazoned on my arm.

What a mess I am.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Sorry about the sunburn! I guess it's AWWW BURNT instead of Auburn today. Check out coolibar.com for sun protection clothes. They even have just a sleeve to protect your arm.

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aww you poor thing!!! at least it doesn't hurt
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bless your heart.. aloe vera helps. I keep it handy I bought it in the spray bottle just for sunburn. The sun does do strange things. Glad it isn't hurting. Your socks are awesome!
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