Thursday, June 01, 2006

So I finally blew the sock a month challenge...


Here is the lovely Cherry Tree Hill in Old Rose that I have been fondling - and there is my toe sticking out.... and it's just the first sock...not even close this month, but I figure my fellow sock-a-monthers will forgive me, and at least I have a head start ( or more accurately a foot start) on June's socks. Oh, and there is a dog butt too...

Love this yarn, love it love it love it. Pattern is Garter Stitch Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks and it is working out really beautifully, and fits like a dream (first sock has been finished and second one cast on since that photo was taken).

The kid would like the next pair of socks, but since I joined the Trek KAL, she may be out of luck...

I was knitting away on this sock at the Kid's dance class on Tuesday and no one reacted; I knit all the time there and they are used to it. In the middle of a conversation with the posse moms I slipped off my sandal and tried the sock on to see if it was time for toe decreases. And that seemed to stop all conversation dead! Everyone stopped and looked at the DPNs surrounding my toes and looked at me oddly - not negatively, just like WTF?! So I explained I was checking if it was time to decrease, took the sock off and went back to the toe. One of the moms thought it looked like I had odd piercings (I use aluminum sock needles) and one of the ten year olds expressed great surprise that a person could actually make a sock. I guess she didn't get to the part of history class where they talked about life before Target. Ultimately she decided it was pretty cool.

So much work to do this month, and so much heat-related procrastination going on. I HATE the heat, and am completely aggravated that it is in the high 80s already in the scenic Garden State. Yeesh! I just dragged a giant fan into the office this morning - trying to not put on the ACs until I really have to in the interest of not having an electric bill that is equal to the national debt. I have ceiling fans almost everywhere else and those help a lot, but the office gets a lot of sun and doesn't have an overhead fixture.

Busy weekend for the Kid - dance competition on Sunday followed by a birthday party at the stables. She is pretty pleased that her day will include her two favorite things - Irish dance and horses. She would be a lot more pleased if school were already over but we go late here, so she has 16 more days to wake up and drag her butt to school.

Back to work...

1 comment:

trek said...

The heat and humidity are sucking mightily. My mailcarrier just got back from Virginia and it was less hot and less humid there. Poop!