July 7, 2008

New Sock Time

I've been neglecting my sock yarn for far too long, so I dug into the stash and pulled this yarn out. RL and the kids gave it to me for Christmas with the strict instructions that I was to knit a pair of socks for me with it. (I normally give away the socks I knit.) I thought it was pretty, but wasn't so sure how it would look once knit up. So, I put it on the old winder and looked at it in that form. Still not convinced I would like it. So it sat there since Christmas. (Little side note: I always pull the yarn from the center when I'm winding it. I thought I did this on both skeins, but look what happened - the pattern is opposite on these socks. Oh well. Makes them a little more unique...and I like unique socks. I'm not into identical twin socks!) They look a little loose on the blockers because I was trying them on my big feet last night as soon as they came off the needles! I really, really like the way they turned out. The fit is great. And I did like the way the colors turned out. I knit these at the same time on two sets of dpns - knit cuff on one pair, knit cuff on other pair, knit leg on one, knit leg on other, etc. It gets a little monotonous, but I don't suffer from Second Sock Syndrome that way.

We're waiting for an order from Knit Picks. I got some yarn for some Christmas present socks. Hmmm, wonder who those could be for???? I also had to order some new dpns. Seems like a knitting needle thief has been stealing my dpns while I sleep. Hmmmm, wonder who that could be?

Hope everybody had a nice Independence Day. Mom and Daddy came over and we had a cook-out and grilled between the rain drops. Watched a movie and then ate some dessert. Then it was off to the fireworks at town square. Nice show, not too many mosquitoes and good company. What more could you ask for? The socks even went with me. It was a little difficult to see them since the lights at town square had been dimmed before the show. Thank goodness for glow bracelets!

I've been reading alot lately too. I finished 'A Deadly Yarn' by Maggie Sefton a few weeks ago. Pretty good. Kind of like the other two books of hers I've read, but still good summer reading. From there it was 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. Can you believe I had never read that before? How can a homeschooling Mom have her kids read classics she's never read before? So, before I assigned it, I decided to read it. Very good and thought provoking book. Now I'm reading 'Three Bags Full' by Leonie Swann. Interesting book...a book about Ireland, written in German and translated into English. I've been a little slow getting into it, but I'm starting to warm up to it. Whatever will I read next????


Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful socks! I kind of like that they are opposite. I hadn't heard of Three Bags Full so I checked it out on Amazon. It sounds like fun, interesting summer reading. Are you liking it?

Barbara said...

I'm lovin' those socks!
I know, I KNOW,
I heard the warning!
A gift is a gift! I wouldn't expect you to give them to ME!
BUT...I do love the yarn...very nice!
Darn, we didn't get any of the rain. I didn't water my plants either. Grrrr, seems like I'd know better, with the drought upon us.
If I don't get with it and plant those suckers they'll soon be DEAD!
I hate to mention a sore subject, but...have you seen any evidence of that dreaded "VOLE"?
The little pain in the butt! When we were over there for the Forth, I couldn't believe the damage he'd done! After all of your hard work too.
By the way, the kids are doing a great job with their garden. Everything is sprouting and growing so nicely...when will we get to sample some of the goods?
The flowers are so pretty too!
I need to get to bed, I'm so tired tonight. (What's new there?)
I love you guys, Mom

AllyJo said...

Oh I love those socks so much. I want a pair. One of these days, I'll learn to knit socks. Someday.