Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Double Agent

Mata Hari Double Agent 1
I think you are underestimating the sneakiness.

Mata Hari has returned. Modus operandi for yarn and pattern were similar to her last mission. But a few new tactics this time, 'cause, well, she is a spy after all.

Newspytactic #1: She started with 60 stitches instead of 64. All that running around and dodging bullets must've trimmed her down a bit. So did depression from not being able to score a goddam Wii Fit.

Newspytactic #2: Knowing the enemy would expect her to spiral up the right side, she spiraled up the left. This also helped avoid the amateur 2-YO cover-blowing incident from her last mission.
Mata Hari Double Agent 2
This time, when it came to the spirals, she got smart. (Get it? Get Smart? Bahahahaha!)

Newspytactic #3: Now that she's had a little more training in the field, she didn't space on added another spiral at the rendezvous point.

Newspytactic #4: She's taller now. Must be the requisite yet impractical stiletto boots all chick spies are required to wear in movies directed by men.
Mata Hari Double Agent 3
Come into my spiral, said the sock yarn to the stash.

Newspytactic #5: She had a fling with another operative, code named Sherman Heel. While she doesn't normally form attachments to short row operatives, she likes him. He's easier to pick up and doesn't get all clingy and wrappy like her previous affairs.

All in all, a highly successful mission.

There is another skein of this yarn that looks to seek asylum in Sockweezia, but Mata Hari has gone underground. Therefore, we may need to cave and call on the ubiquitous Jaywalker to liberate it from the stash. He's never been the right fit before, but this new skein may be just the yarn to take him down. We'll have details on that mission coming soon. weezalana, out.
Mata Hari Double Agent 4
Mata Hari's Return
Mata Hari by craftaholic
Yarn: Greenwood Fiberworks Cotton/Lycra Sock, 1 skein in that color you see there (sorry, no ballband)
Needles: KP 1, 32" + HiyaHiya 1, 32"


Blogger SJ said...

Sigh! My Mata Haris in the same yarn were my favorite socks -- until they developed nasty holes! Here's hoping yours hold out longer.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Wen said...

I thought that yarn looked familiar...And considering how it was purchased I think the Mati Hari pattern was apropos.

The name of the colorway is "Robin's Egg Blue"

Awesome socks missus.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Those are very cool. Just enough to make them intersting (I'm slogging thru some stockinette ones right now).

5:07 PM  
Blogger Zonda said... kill me! Love the socks! hmm...may have to look at that pattern ;)

6:07 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Fabulous post!! Creative, clever, and just darn fabulous! Oh, and the socks, lovely :)

10:29 PM  
Blogger Nettie said...

Are you sure you're not the mati hari here? You've got me wanting to knit those socks, so some secret agent tactics must be in use :)

Lovely socks and hilarious post. Esp. the stiletto boot crack.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

This post cracked me up. Loving the socks, too - I've been on a kick of finding sock patterns that have just a little bit of something but are mainly stockinette... off to add these to my que!

8:43 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

No one does an FO post quite like you. =) The socks look great!

2:37 PM  
Blogger The Kelly Green Rogue said...

they look so snuggly!

4:48 PM  

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