Oh, Vita…

Holy, bejeesus, it’s starting to get cold outside! Why don’t you step inside, where it’s warm, in to “Nicole’s Sexy Singles Bar.” Order an irish coffee and prop your feet up. Today, we meet Vita.

Nicole: Hello Vita! How are you on this October day?

Vita: Qvuite varm actually. This fair-isle get up is grrreat for varmth. It’s vooly and two-layerrrie. Qvuite nice indeed. It suits me, I think.
N: Now, you just walked in the door. Have you sized up your competition yet? What do you think your chances are?

V: I’m pretty skeptical to be honest, but not because of the competition, no, no. The Chrrristmas knitting vill definetly be an obstacle to finding my future mate. There are 2 pairrrs of socks on the list- that’s 4 socks total – and so farrr, only vone sock is 1/2 vay done. It’s not going to be easy, that’s for sure.

N: Is the Christmas knitting the only thing you’re worried about?

V: There’s also the issue of my heel. Beforrre I got some emergency duplicate stitching, I had a gorrring, gaping hole. I’m still a bit scarred. I feel imperfect. Attepting to create my mate might mean failure again. But, alas, I want someone to share my bed vith on those cold, vinterry nights. I need a mate.

N: But don’t you think your pattern is an asset?

V: Oh, yes! Each inch or so, both my color and pattern changes. That’s so interesting and exciting. The only problem vith that is the excitement von’t be as fresh and new vith my mate. You know, “been there, done that, got ze t-shirt.”

And really, it’s hard to people to see past my Norwegian trophy beauty. There’s character inside me. Talent. More than meets the eye if you vill.

N: Well, that’s all we have time for today, Vita. But thanks for taking time to talk with us today. Best of luck in finding what you’re looking for.

V: Oooh, vell aren’t you sveet. You’re qvuite velcome. Anytime. It vas nice chatting.

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10 Responses to “Oh, Vita…”

  1. 1 hege October 27, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Awesome! You must get Vita a mate immediately! You must be wearing her while making the other socks and Christmas presents. Think how happy you (and she) will be. What yarn did you use?

  2. 2 Karen October 27, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    That is one beautiful sock! How can you not make its mate immediately? I would have to…;)

  3. 3 Liz Kalloch October 27, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Oh Vita you are more fabulous than a cashmere stole…

  4. 4 kelpkim October 27, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    oh Vita!
    i loooooove your color combo!
    you are just the sexiest sock ever!
    such nice handiwork!
    Happy Halloween!

  5. 5 NORA October 27, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    You crack me up!

    As for Vita: WOW! How gorgeous. Well done!

  6. 6 Jodi October 27, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    Vita is quvite fetching! She overvelvingly deserves a mate, christmas knitting be damned. The colors are gorgeous!

  7. 7 astrid persons October 28, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    it looks like we all knitting in green these days.

  8. 8 erica October 29, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    What absolutely lovely socks. They look wonderful. I’ve had my trials with short-rows too and always change the pattern just because I don’t want to deal with them. My one pair of short-row heeled socks has been reinforced.

    I think Vita definitely deserves a mate.

  9. 9 Ashley October 31, 2006 at 9:31 am

    Great sock! If you’re still looking for short-row help, there’s a pretty exhaustive list of tutorials for all the different techniques here:

  10. 10 Christy J October 31, 2006 at 10:29 am

    Vita is a beauty. The only time I used fair isle in a sock it turned out too small. But I did recently learn the technique for a Sherman short-row heel and use it all the time now. Here are a couple of links if you’re interested:

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