Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Socks and Tag

Katie tagged me for the Wikipedia birthday meme

Type in your birthday month and day only. Post 3 events, 2 births and one holiday that occurred on your birthday.

Events:

1938 - Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. (I have a fascination for all things Norse.)

1967 - The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love. Between 20,000 to 30,000 people attend. (Sounds great in theory, but in actuality was probably sort of smelly.)

1972 - Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513. (About time!)

Births:

83 BC - Marcus Antonius, Roman politician

1875 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate

Holiday:

Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites.

In knitting news, it’s all socks around here. I started these for my sockpal (Trekking XXL), whose sole request was for stripes:




Unfortunately, they’re not so stripey as one would have hoped. I popped over to Purl the other day before work and picked up some of their custom color sriping Lorna’s. So far they’re striping much more satisfactorily but, as you can see, little progress has been made.

5 comments:

kaitlyn said...

for the millionth time I'm going to say--I'm gearing up for some socks! I've seen way too many on blogs these days not to. I am also trying desperately to get to the Point this Friday--will you be there or on the line?

Veronique said...

I have a weakness for self striping yarn... I think both of yours look pretty cute :)

Jessica said...

Mmm, self-striping.... I think both socks are quite adorable, your sock pal will be thrilled with either. :)

Katie said...

The Trekking XXL striping seems to be very unpredictable. Mine striped very vaguely. But yours looks pretty!

tangerine cats: said...

i haven't tried self striping yet, maybe for the next pair.