Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Joy of Sox

I am not a monogamous knitter. Socks are great for that. When you tire of one, you can switch from one partner to the other. Currently, I have three pair on the needles. A threesome. I’m such a ho.

Many of my friends don’t understand the allure of handmade socks. Ah, but until you’ve worn a pair you cannot comprehend the sheer private luxury of a perfect fitting sock. And they are a fun knit. Depending on the yarn, you can add a stitch pattern to the leg and the front of the foot.

I finished the first of the Snow Squall socks today. The wrinkle about socks is finishing the second one. One of my friends advised, “So. Make them all different.” Now there’s a thought. There is a quirky gal at work that showed me that she bought some designer socks. The socks are sold in sets of three and all are different and yet coordinate. Though I made the second circus sock identical, I think I’ll embrace making each sock unique from time to time.

Happy VD.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I cannot believe it. I entered a Blog contest and was randomly drawn as the winner. So, I'll be receiving a yummy skein of Malabrigo. Ooh La La.
Check out Kim's blog. I think I'll have to hold a contest to encourage more comments.
I've still been working on the Chinese New year hat. I'm just about finished with one of the Snow Squal socks. Then, I'll have one of each of the Spunky socks. That's right. Not a matching pair. Yet. I hope to have the other Clown sock done by the time my February sock yarn comes.
We plan on making Veal Oscar for dinner tomorrow. A simple green salad and some type of small new potatoes.
Tonight, we will keep it simple with buffalo burgers and my fabulous Cole Slaw.