Double Skinny Tall No Whip Caramel Mocha

That is what the guy behind me at Starbucks ordered yesterday morning. That just fuckin cracks me up. I got outta there real fast and practically ran to work to write that one down. I thought I’d share.

These, people, are my finished Sockapal Socks. I am so happy I finished these babies. I wasn’t worried, but it’s like, okay, cool, 2 months to knit a pair of socks, no prob! I can do that with my eyes shut.
Then. Then, it’s WHAT? I only have 3 weeks to finish the 2nd sock!?! There’s no way! Oh, crap, I’ll be the only loser to not have socks to mail to my pal, 3 weeks, How did this happen!! What am I going to do?! I had 2 months!
Then you’re done and it’s all good, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Phew. What? You want photos? Sure!!

Want me to model them? Why not!

I took these at work today, can you tell? If you want people to really look at you sideways, try taking pictures of your own feet. Not so easy. Yeah. I was trying to hold the camera at a slight angel, so the shot wasn’t all floor, while holding a mirror behind the camera, so I could see the LCD sceen, so I could line my feet up properly, while trying my very best not to fall over. I didn’t.

Then I started a new pair! Now, I rarely, rarely keep my yarn for myself, I’m always tempted, but I restain. SweetWater though, I needed to knit with that color. I think I lurve it. I’m also knitting it with DPN’s instead of my usual magic loop. Just wanted to change it up.

That’s the Turkish cast on from VK fall 2005. I love this cast on. So neat. This is totally the way to go when knitting toe up. I know there’s also the figure 8 cast on, but having never done it, I can’t offer any thoughts on it. If you do this cast on with it, and short row heel, no kitchenering. Bonus! Even though I afterthought heel, and kitchener anyways….

So tomorrow, I will update Etsy, at around 2:30-3pm. Eastern Standard time. Packages will go out in Mondays’ mail, if there’s mail this Monday, I think there is. Then I’ll be dyeing this weekend, so maybe I’ll do another shop update in a week and a half or so. I’ll keep you updated here.

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25 Responses to Double Skinny Tall No Whip Caramel Mocha

  1. Marion says:

    The Sock Pal socks turned out great! I love the colors in the Sweetwater socks, too.

    Listening to what people order at coffeeshops always cracks me up.

  2. Liz says:

    I’m totally in love with the Sweetwater, knits up nicely.

    I like your sockapaloooza socks too. I finished mine last week and I was feeling the same way. Now I can just relax 🙂

  3. Leisel says:

    I absolutely love your Sockapal socks. So pretty!

    And if it makes you feel any better, I suffered from a HUGE bout of indecision, and just finally today got the dumb things properly on the needles (I did work on the picot top the last 2 days… and while I love the picots, actually knitting them is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in knitting). I think I’m in trouble. I am not a fast knitter.

    Also… will you be offering your Smoke on the Water colorway tomorrow? I’m just wondering if I need to set aside the time to stalk your etsy shop 🙂

  4. emmy says:

    I love those Sockapalooza socks especially the pink heel and toe…they are going to a lucky someone!!!!

    WOW! That Sweetwate sure knits up nicely. I “lurve” the colors too.Can’t wait to get my hands on some.

    Did I see someone’s picture over at Yarn Harlot’s blog?!?! You are just as cute as I thought you would be being the “Queen of the Dyes” and all that.

  5. Illanna says:

    Your socks look amazing, both the koigu ones and your own self striping ones. I sure do hope I’m your sock pal! The funniest drink order I have heard in person was “half-caf ha-tay”, and I guess a “ha-tay” is a hot-latte. The skinny double tall thing is cracking me up.

  6. Chris says:

    Congrats on getting your sockpal socks done! Great colors.

    I love how the Sweetwater is striping – there’s just something about wide stripes…

  7. Cara says:

    Awesome sock pal socks. Very excellent. Lucky pal.

  8. Beth S. says:

    Sweetwater looks fabulous! I’m waiting with bated breath for mine. 🙂 And the Koigu socks–WOW–what a lucky, lucky pal you’ve got. 🙂

  9. gleek says:

    lovely socks! i’m still working on my first sockapaloooza sock. yikes! must. knit. all. weekend.

  10. I usually stand dumbfounded staring at the menu, with a horribly confused look on my face! Asking a million times, which ones a large?? It knocks my vesper socks off when people order like that guy! I love Sheetz, touch screen menu with small medium and large!!
    You have one super lucky sock-pal! I love the toes and the heels very nice : )
    I applaud you, cause I would have fallen over and made a complete ass out of myself!
    Love the sweetwater! Must resist! must resist….

  11. Jasmin says:

    How awesome are the colored strips on that third picture?!

  12. Jenn says:

    I love the Sweetwater colorway. Not all of those colors are my cup of tea, but they look great together. Congrats on another amazing colorway. Beautiful.

  13. puppymomma says:

    Love those socks doll. The sock pal ones AND the sweetwater ones. Kinda makes me wish I had joined sockapalooza so I could’ve gotten ’em.

  14. carole says:

    Lucky sock pal!!! Those are so cute!

  15. domesticat says:

    did i somehow miss the yarn sale again? hitting refresh, refresh, refresh

  16. Michelle says:

    Those socks are too cute! The heel never turns out the right colour when I try to change the heel colour. I think I don’t have the right pattern.
    If we are talking about our favorite colourways mine has to be lady bee. I am dying to get my hands on some…PLEASE!

  17. Scout says:

    Please tell me I’m your pal?

  18. Ruth says:

    Your sockpal socks are great … lucky, lucky pal!

    I like the Sweetwater socks, too … they’re very happy.

  19. aja says:

    Yes, that is a lukcy sockpal alright! Those are super cool, and I love your next pair in the works, those are my kind of colors – very spring!

  20. Susan says:

    You know, all of these cute socks are making me wish I’d signed up, but I know how well knitting deadlines and I work together. Really cute!!!

  21. Naomi says:

    I love the socks, love the colors in your yarn. I keep checking Etsy but haven’t seen anything yet. Looking forward to hopefully getting my hands on some of your yarn. I’ll keep checking. The colors you use are so cheery. Just knitting some socks with your yarn will cheer me up!

  22. alison says:

    Totally awesome purple socks! Me wanty. 🙂

  23. Jennifer says:

    Awesome socks, and that Sweetwater is adorable!

  24. Gina says:

    There is lust in my heart for those socks. They make me think of delicious strawberry gelato, yum!

  25. Erica says:

    Those are so cute! Congratulations on finishing!