Socks Rock!

As they were started after the Christmas knitting was finished, I'm going to start counting 2007's knitting completions with my green Monkey socks.

Yarn: Wool of the Andes, Forest Heather (Knitpicks)
Needles: #2's that may have belonged to my great grandmother
Modifications: only 4 pattern repeats up the leg, instead of 6, because I like shorter socks

And they keep the feets warm and toasty. I am through the first sock in two other patterns, they shouldn't take much longer.

In other news . . . I recently recieved an e-mail from a company that sells sock yarn. It began as follows:

Please read this for IMPORTANT credit card information.
The sign-up for the Rockin' Sock Club 2007 has been a resounding success. So much so that our bank thinks we are running some type of elaborate yarn scam and is refusing to accept our members' money! So, you know what they are doing? You are not going to believe this. They are sending all of that money back! Unbelievable and astounding!

You read that right - the bank though the incoming credit card payments must be fishy, and refunded all the payments, because there was no way this was actually about yarn. Now, I know most folks who come here and peruse my ramblings don't understand how addictive sock knitting can be. I'm not sure I quite understand myself, but having signed myself up for said Sock Club, I now have to resend my payment once their website is back up and running again, which is just a bit frustrating. Everything should be ok after that, thankfully.

I think this may become the year of the sock, for me. So there will likely be more sock pictures as I go. There should also be some lacey stuff, and who knows what else. I crave a little variety, but there's nothing, for me, like a small, portable, fairly quick to finish, decently challenging, and interesting project that becomes a useful object when I'm finished. And I love warm feet!

1 comment:

Dana said...

in all honesty, is there any way i could buy a pair of your fabulous socks? and maybe request a color? if not, that's cool, but I'd LOVE to buy a pair of "Beautiful Susan Socks!" Love you!