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Monday, November 5, 2012

Test knit complete: Alyssians

I had all intentions of using a crappy webcam shot in this post, and then I remembered that I'd picked up a sweet photo prop that a new studio put out for free the other night as I was leaving work.  I snatched it up so fast, my husband didn't even know what was happening, lol.  It reminded me of a sheep fleece (but WAY cleaner and more synthetic-y).  My cat loves this thing.  But none of that matters.  All that matters is I can get decent shots of my socks and the color stays pretty true!! 

So, this my faithful readers, is my finished Alyssians sock which I test knit for the Yarn Yenta, Heatherly Walker.  I'm looking forward to knitting the mate for this and wearing them.  I've got more mateless socks kicking around this house than you can possibly imagine.  They're all single and looking for their sole mates (har har).
Anyway, the Alyssians sock features a pretty eye-of-the-partridge heel that I'm sure I screwed up.  I'd never done one before and I second guessed the instructions because they were a test knit.  My fault.  I'm going to knit the heel flap exactly as written on the second one and see if it turns out more like the eye-of-the-partridge heels I've seen in pictures.  I'll let you know how it goes.

And as usual, I've got a pretty big assignment and I'm all hopped up on energy drinks trying to tap into my ability to use critical thinking (which suffers when I don't sleep long enough, but that didn't stop me from staying up to finish The Avengers last night...).  I did manage to write a very compelling discussion board post, complete with four or five scholarly references (one of which was a research article about the effect of Mozart on body posturography).  If you're as big of a nerd as I am, you can find that document by entering this doi number into your browser's search bar and hit the enter key: 10.3233/VES20100361  This article talks about how auditory patterns can be used to stimulate other sensory processors in the inner ear and help the listener to better engage their ability to stabilize their core (better posturography) and better balance/sense of spacial awareness.  It has interesting research implications for rehabilitation and for people with sensory processing disorders (see why I found it interesting now?).  Anyway, thanks for sticking it out through the science talk.  As a reward, here's a cat photo.  
The Inspector General
 

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