Coal Harbour Socks

I’m having a most miserable week… so tired all the time but feeling very wired. I keep asking myself, “Have I had too much coffee? Have I had enough coffee? Am I hungry? Am I full?”… I just can’t tell anymore. This could all be attributed to the fact that the office two doors down from me is being renovated and the constant drilling is driving me insane. There is sawdust _everywhere_ which has made the whole floor smell like a hamster cage.

There’s also some low-level craziness around here as Jet Li and Jason Statham are filming in and around our building and also at Brioche bakery & café across the street. In fact, if you walk by the café today you’ll probably see the funky little bamboo shutters and the little Chinese entrance they added to the front of the café. Very odd. It’s kind of disappointing that with the renovation of the suite on my floor, the production people opted to use a different floor for one of the scenes… otherwise, there’d be _Jet Li_ fighting evil in front of _my_ door!

Anyway.

Maybe I will feel better today because I am wearing new socks.

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Toe-up Socks in Coal Harbour Superwash Sock Yarn
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Short row toe
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Short row heel

These socks are so new that I haven’t even darned in the two ends yet. I put them on this morning for their photo shoot and they were so comfy, I just couldn’t take them off (plus we were running late) but maybe I can bring myself to weave in the ends tonight. Richard was very amused watching me take pictures of my feet.

####Coal Harbour Socks
* Pattern: [Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Pattern](http://wendyjohnson.net/blog/sockpattern.htm)
* Yarn: [SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sock in "Coal Harbour"](http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_5)
* Needles: US 1 / 2.5 mm Addi Turbos
* Notes: No changes to Wendy’s pattern. I knit a 6 inch leg and still had 18g of each skein leftover. So if I had more patience, I could have knit a way longer leg. I was also a little impatient with the foot, so I could have knit about 1/2″ more foot before starting the short-row heel.

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Leftover yarn: 2 x 18g balls

And in Sweet Shop news, the next big shop update will be Thursday, April 6th at 12 noon PST! There will be about 20 skeins of [Superwash Sock](http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_5), 35 skeins of [Speed Demon](http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_7) and 10 skeins of [Handpainted Sock](http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_6) yarn. Of course, I am still working out kinks with this new setup and I really appreciate everybody’s wonderful feedback and suggestions. One of the changes is that once yarns are sold out, they won’t appear in the product listings anymore — this way, you only see the stuff that’s available. Yay. There’s a new page that shows all the [sold out yarns](http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/buy/soldout.php) only.

Ok. I’m off to get more coffee from the film set… I think.

  • Liz

    Fab socks. I’m very excited about your new stock and will be setting alarms and reminders around the house so I can snag some.

    Honestly with the renovation and the film set, it sounds a little bit like the twilight zone at your work right now. I hope you can find some peace soon. Just keep knitting, just keep knitting. :)

  • http://hermione.blogspot.com Beth S.

    You wanna talk about working in the middle of a construction zone? Check out this webcam: http://slb.draper.com/
    That’s what they’re doing to the back of our building. They dug up the parking lot and are adding a whole new wing to the building. This morning, riding up the elevator with six construction guys, I thought wistfully about what it would be like NOT to get covered in dust and plaster bits every time I enter or exit the building. I can hardly remember what that was like!

    Oh, and the socks? GORGEOUS! I’m off to investigate the offerings at your shop. :-)

  • Manda

    oh! those are lovely! :) your sock yarn is amazing!! :) i’ll have to buy some the next time i’m able. I have to downgrade the stash per the fiancee, and all the stuff I don’t want to sell needs to get knitted up. ;) that and i’m part of a stashalong, so i can’t buy anything for a while!! darn! heeh

  • meg

    I kind of like the smell of cedar :o). . construction noise is another thing entirely. I’m feeling the same way, I think – spring fever, maybe. Definite tendency to over-caffeinate here.
    Is your Gotland wool like hair? I just got myself 8 oz. of Gotland roving from Copper Moose & it’s just like hair, not wool.

  • meg

    Lovely sock, btw. I hope I’m here when you update your shop! Such gorgeous colours.

  • Liz

    Fab socks. I’m very excited about your new stock and will be setting alarms and reminders around the house so I can snag some.

    Honestly with the renovation and the film set, it sounds a little bit like the twilight zone at your work right now. I hope you can find some peace soon. Just keep knitting, just keep knitting. :)

  • http://bumblebeeknits.blogspot.com Carin

    Beautiful socks! Sorry to hear that it’s been noisy in your building, hope they’ll be done soon. Are you going to snap a picture of Jet Li if you see him? :)

  • http://bumblebeeknits.blogspot.com Carin

    Beautiful socks! Sorry to hear that it’s been noisy in your building, hope they’ll be done soon. Are you going to snap a picture of Jet Li if you see him? :)

  • http://wendyknits.net Wendy

    LOVE your socks!!

  • http://wendyknits.net Wendy

    LOVE your socks!!

  • http://hermione.blogspot.com Beth S.

    You wanna talk about working in the middle of a construction zone? Check out this webcam: http://slb.draper.com/
    That’s what they’re doing to the back of our building. They dug up the parking lot and are adding a whole new wing to the building. This morning, riding up the elevator with six construction guys, I thought wistfully about what it would be like NOT to get covered in dust and plaster bits every time I enter or exit the building. I can hardly remember what that was like!

    Oh, and the socks? GORGEOUS! I’m off to investigate the offerings at your shop. :-)

  • Audrey

    Jet Li and Jason Statham!!!!

    You lucky, lucky girl :)

  • Audrey

    Jet Li and Jason Statham!!!!

    You lucky, lucky girl :)

  • http://www.twosheep.com/blog June

    Jet Li! (I, uh, don’t know who Jason Statham is.)

  • http://www.twosheep.com/blog June

    Jet Li! (I, uh, don’t know who Jason Statham is.)

  • http://knitternatter.blogspot.com Kerry

    *adds alert to Outlook calendar!* I can’t wait to see what you put up. Those socks are lovely, the colors are just amazing!

    Oooh, Jet Li…how can you resist going down for a peek??

  • http://knitternatter.blogspot.com Kerry

    *adds alert to Outlook calendar!* I can’t wait to see what you put up. Those socks are lovely, the colors are just amazing!

    Oooh, Jet Li…how can you resist going down for a peek??

  • http://notscarlett.typepad.com Sarah

    Jason Statham….how can you possibly be getting anything done when JASON STATHAM is nearby?

    You timed the store update perfectly, it’s payday for me!

    The socks are STUNNING. Simple and gorgeous.

  • http://notscarlett.typepad.com Sarah

    Jason Statham….how can you possibly be getting anything done when JASON STATHAM is nearby?

    You timed the store update perfectly, it’s payday for me!

    The socks are STUNNING. Simple and gorgeous.

  • http://pieknits.blogspot.com Jen

    Beautiful socks in a beautiful colorway.

  • http://pieknits.blogspot.com Jen

    Beautiful socks in a beautiful colorway.

  • Pioggia

    I love toe up socks! Your colorway is beautiful.

  • http://www.vegasandvenice.com vegasandvenice

    Love the socks and the yarn! Hope your feeling better soon!

  • http://www.vegasandvenice.com vegasandvenice

    Love the socks and the yarn! Hope your feeling better soon!

  • Manda

    oh! those are lovely! :) your sock yarn is amazing!! :) i’ll have to buy some the next time i’m able. I have to downgrade the stash per the fiancee, and all the stuff I don’t want to sell needs to get knitted up. ;) that and i’m part of a stashalong, so i can’t buy anything for a while!! darn! heeh

  • meg

    I kind of like the smell of cedar :o). . construction noise is another thing entirely. I’m feeling the same way, I think – spring fever, maybe. Definite tendency to over-caffeinate here.
    Is your Gotland wool like hair? I just got myself 8 oz. of Gotland roving from Copper Moose & it’s just like hair, not wool.

  • meg

    Lovely sock, btw. I hope I’m here when you update your shop! Such gorgeous colours.

  • http://dipsyknits.blogspot.com Morgan

    Love the colors of the socks!!

  • http://dipsyknits.blogspot.com Morgan

    Love the colors of the socks!!

  • shelley

    Ooooohh… .those socks look sooooo comfy! I can see why it’d be hard to take off after you’ve put them on…!

    =)

  • shelley

    Ooooohh… .those socks look sooooo comfy! I can see why it’d be hard to take off after you’ve put them on…!

    =)

  • Pioggia

    I love toe up socks! Your colorway is beautiful.

  • http://nwknitter.blogspot.com Abi

    Stunning. The yarn looks so nice knitted up like that! I love your dyeing so much, I can’t wait to see what Thursday has in store…

  • http://nwknitter.blogspot.com Abi

    Stunning. The yarn looks so nice knitted up like that! I love your dyeing so much, I can’t wait to see what Thursday has in store…

  • http://twoleftneedles.com Monica

    Beautiful socks, I love that colorway! Sorry to hear about the construction. I would be thinking guinea pig with the smell, the only pet I had. :)

  • http://twoleftneedles.com Monica

    Beautiful socks, I love that colorway! Sorry to hear about the construction. I would be thinking guinea pig with the smell, the only pet I had. :)

  • http://www.saltwaterprincess.blogspot.com saltwater princess

    One lucky girl! New socks, Jet Li and Jason Statham all in one week? I’d fall over with glee. The socks are almost as dreamy as those men-I love the colorway you created!

  • http://www.saltwaterprincess.blogspot.com saltwater princess

    One lucky girl! New socks, Jet Li and Jason Statham all in one week? I’d fall over with glee. The socks are almost as dreamy as those men-I love the colorway you created!

  • http://fidget.prettyposies.com Ann

    There are few better funk-be-gone tricks than happy new socks, I believe. Those socks are gorgeous! Now you’ve inspired me to finish my current socks before your shop updates…

  • http://fidget.prettyposies.com Ann

    There are few better funk-be-gone tricks than happy new socks, I believe. Those socks are gorgeous! Now you’ve inspired me to finish my current socks before your shop updates…

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Gorgeous socks – I love the color. Good luck getting coffee from the film set.

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Gorgeous socks – I love the color. Good luck getting coffee from the film set.

  • http://thymeformom.blogspot.com/ Lavender

    They are gorgeous socks! I can sympathize about the joys of working in a film location. Our building is used a lot for things like that. We have two more shoots scheduled for the next month here. Still, knitting is very soothing so you must do more knitting (or sock knitting) to keep yourself calm, right?

    Enjoy Fibre Fest tomorrow! :)

  • http://thymeformom.blogspot.com/ Lavender

    They are gorgeous socks! I can sympathize about the joys of working in a film location. Our building is used a lot for things like that. We have two more shoots scheduled for the next month here. Still, knitting is very soothing so you must do more knitting (or sock knitting) to keep yourself calm, right?

    Enjoy Fibre Fest tomorrow! :)

  • http://www.worstedwitch.com Jasmin

    Ugh, I hate Jet Li! He was annoying enough in Chinese, but he’s triply annoying when he’s speaking English.

    *LOVE* your socks.

  • http://www.worstedwitch.com Jasmin

    Ugh, I hate Jet Li! He was annoying enough in Chinese, but he’s triply annoying when he’s speaking English.

    *LOVE* your socks.

  • Toby

    You know, one way to not have so many unfinished pairs of socks is to not have so many sock needles! :)

    Don’t mind me, that’s just jealousy talking since I’d have 5 pairs going right now if I had more than one sock needle.

    Thank you for such beautiful eye candy you provide on your blog.

  • Toby

    You know, one way to not have so many unfinished pairs of socks is to not have so many sock needles! :)

    Don’t mind me, that’s just jealousy talking since I’d have 5 pairs going right now if I had more than one sock needle.

    Thank you for such beautiful eye candy you provide on your blog.

  • http://www.purse-ho.com Jen

    man..your socks are beautiful. I wish i could buy some on your sweet shop fast enough. ;) you dont’ take special orders do you? :D hahaha

  • http://www.purse-ho.com Jen

    man..your socks are beautiful. I wish i could buy some on your sweet shop fast enough. ;) you dont’ take special orders do you? :D hahaha

  • http://cmeknit.blogspot.com/ Carolyn

    The socks look great…beautiful yarn.
    Keen sense of smell…hungry…not…wired..restless…hmmmmm. One thought comes to my mind;)

  • http://cmeknit.blogspot.com/ Carolyn

    The socks look great…beautiful yarn.
    Keen sense of smell…hungry…not…wired..restless…hmmmmm. One thought comes to my mind;)

  • Amelia

    Gorgeous socks and like so many before, I can’t wait to see the yarn colours!

  • Darinka

    Jet Li—Be still my beating heart!!!!!!! (& how’s that for 6 degrees of separation?) Can’t wait to tell my kids. The only famous person we’ve ever had in our little neighborhood are Nic Cage when they shot Weatherman here—oh and some time ago they shot some scenes for the stinker Richie Rich here too.

  • Darinka

    Jet Li—Be still my beating heart!!!!!!! (& how’s that for 6 degrees of separation?) Can’t wait to tell my kids. The only famous person we’ve ever had in our little neighborhood are Nic Cage when they shot Weatherman here—oh and some time ago they shot some scenes for the stinker Richie Rich here too.

  • Amelia

    Gorgeous socks and like so many before, I can’t wait to see the yarn colours!

  • http://2sticksandastring.blogspirit.com/ Latoya

    Great close up pictures of the socks. The colors flow gorgeously.
    Knit on!

  • http://2sticksandastring.blogspirit.com/ Latoya

    Great close up pictures of the socks. The colors flow gorgeously.
    Knit on!

  • http://numenna.blogspot.com Elemmaciltur

    Sorry, didn’t read a thing you’d written…I was totally distracted by and drooling over the socks. *LOL*

  • http://numenna.blogspot.com Elemmaciltur

    Sorry, didn’t read a thing you’d written…I was totally distracted by and drooling over the socks. *LOL*

  • http://pugknits.blogspot.com pugknits

    how do you knit so much so fast ?! :)

  • http://pugknits.blogspot.com pugknits

    how do you knit so much so fast ?! :)

  • http://persnickety.blogspirit.com Sarah

    Wow, beautiful stuff! You are so talented!

  • http://persnickety.blogspirit.com Sarah

    Wow, beautiful stuff! You are so talented!