Monday, March 29, 2010

Tut Tut

Fred says, being products of media overkill, that we are difficult to please. We were not impressed with the King Tut exhibit. Later, while wandering the art gallery we had a lovely time. We visited the Group of Seven works and then saw a wonderful comparison exhibit of sketches done by Rembrandt and Freud. Not that Freud but his grand son.

All the time asking ourselves what had disappointed us about the Tut exhibit. Perhaps the crowds of people. Even though tickets are timed, so - supposedly - crowds are controlled, we found it too packed with people for our liking. Perhaps too 'lessony' in it's desire to teach about the burial practises of Egyptian Pharaohs. In the end though, I said "I think I expected to see Tut." Naive perhaps, but you know, we went to see the King Tut exhibit. I thought I'd see Tut. The closest one comes to seeing Tut is the coffin for his stomach. Not the grandeur I expected.

Car knitting, however, was super. 'Thochie' number one is done. Shown here, with the bottom of the foot knit but not 'kitchenered' together.

Now, 'kitchenered' and ready to wear.
Lastly, on the foot.
It fits a bit differently than a normal 'thock'. It could be word suggestion, but it feels more like a moccasin than a sock. I used Briggs & Little Tuffy, a worsted weight, sock yarn. With that weight of yarn, the pulling together of the heel and toe stitches (thread yarn through stitches and pull together tightly - as you might do at the top of a hat) is a little bulky. With regular weight sock yarn, they might fit more like a sock.

Back to normal programming - Waterloo. At least one more evening of colour work. Two at the most. Then on to steeking.


LaurieM said...

I like the look of the thock from the top, but not the bottom. Does it feel awkward to have the bunching at the heel and toe? We are delicate flowers at my house who can't tolerate inconsistencies or annoyances in our clothing.

Vera said...

Just call it slippers!!! That should do the trick ☺

Laurie said...

Love the thock!

Sorry Tut was a letdown. We had the same experience when we went to the Faberge exhibit at the Cleveland Art Museum several years ago. I shelled out $45 at the end of the tour for the exhibit catalog so I could actually look at the items on exhibit for more than five seconds. Ugh...

freshisle said...

Very nice. We (meaning my husband, brother, father, etc.,) like worsted weight socks the best. I must try this. Someday.

Sel and Poivre said...

Somehow I missed this post when it was first put up...I didn't realize the Thockies closed up along the bottom like it comfortable? As for the leg, it looks grand in that heavy B&L with that nice chunky ribbing!