And I knew without asking she was into the blues
She wore Fire on the Mountain Socks That Rock
I knew right away she was not like other girls
I’ve been listening to The Dead all morning, and to be honest, I forgot how much I really enjoy them. I’ve been dancing around in my seat letting the arms fly. Of course, I’m wearing my socks. Tina – you are my HERO! I know I’ve gone off before about Socks That Rock and I may be sounding like a broken record, but this is my favorite yarn. Tina – YOU ROCK! (Warning – copious amounts of sock pictures to follow.)
It was a hard weekend. Meaning, I worked really, really hard. Three shoots – five kids. Now I’ll be strapped to my computer until the next shoot next Saturday. I’ll be so happy when it’s January. Don’t get me wrong – I love what I do and am extremely lucky that this endeavor seems to be working out, but it’s hard with a seasonal business. You get a couple of jobs sprinkled over a month or two and then BAM. Nonstop work. Like I said, I’m really happy about it – just tired.
What’s up next knitting wise? Well since Baby Xavier is here, I better get cranking on his Prairie Blanket. Sorry baby! I promise you’ll have it before it gets warm. Or cold. But not before it gets warm AGAIN. What is up with this weather?!
I need mittens – I want cozy warm handspun mittens from some of the stuff I bought at Rhinebeck. Then I read Nona’s tutorial on i-cord finger gloves and by golly – I know EXACTLY the koigu to use for gloves.
And I have to start a pair of angel socks for the Sockapaltwoza. Weird things happened there with my own angel, but I’m not going to blog about it – let’s just say the effort was underwhelming in the least. I know they’re angel socks, but c’mon. Again, I want to thank Alison for all she did with this knit-along. By almost all accounts it was delightful. And I will be signing up for the next one. Anyway – I’ve got to make angel socks and I think I’m going to do the Go With The Flow sock pattern from IK Summer ’05. I searched the blogs for info on these socks and it seems the consensus is they’re a bit small knitted as written. I will be using the specified yarn (coincidence) but I’d love to hear if anyone made these and had size issues. Right now the plan is to add one extra pattern repeat. Maybe I’ll cast on today.
And the Vesper Yarn is calling me like an obnoxious man with a bullhorn. I HEAR YOU! I may wind it up today. You know, just to touch it a lot. I’ve decided that I will be doing a few rows on the Sunshine Socks every day BEFORE I’m allowed to knit anything else. I want those fuckers finished. If I can make two pair of Jaywalker socks in about three weeks time, I can make a stupid st st sock in a week. Just because I’m so not liking the yarn is no excuse. Besides, I want a month’s worth of socks like Margene!
Question for you all (actually I have two today) – what shoes do you wear to show off your socks? I need some new shoes and I want them comfortable (I generally live in my Merrells) and I want them open a little bit (preferably slip ons) so that my fantastic socks show through. Any and all suggestions welcome.
And my second question? Well, I’m so sad to report that my Almost Everyday Cardigan is pilling horribly. I have one of those stone things and I tried to use it but I’m afraid it made the situation worse. Please help me. I want to LIVE in this sweater – and it’s crazy pilling. Georgie got in the car after the last time I wore it and asked me if I was shedding. I had been pulling off the pills while I was driving and there was a nice little pile of red yarn left for him. Not fun.
Thanks for all the encouragement to run on Friday – I DID! And I’m off to run again now. I leave you with this –