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.

64 comments on “Coal Harbour Socks
  1. 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. :)

  2. 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. :-)

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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. :-)

  7. *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??

  8. *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??

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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! :)

  16. 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! :)

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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