Wednesday, February 11, 2009

42. Life's Ultimate Question

Apparently, life's ultimate question is my father, and the answer is 42. Even though he's 50. Today was my father's birthday. We didn't really do much, just a family party on Sunday (the day before my Grampy broke his hip and cracked his shoulder joint by slipping on the ice during his morning walk at 5:30 am). My folks went on a two week trip last fall to Europe to celebrate both of them turning 50, and their 25th wedding anniversary, so that kind of makes up for the lack of a big to-do.

In other news, I've been working on a sock. Big whoop eh? Well this is just a plain vanilla sock in some ONline sock yarn I picked up last Saturday at LK Yarns. I'm on the fence on whether I like it or not. It's sort of coarse like I find Kroy to be, but I know that Kroy softens up about a million times when washed, I'm hoping that this stuff goes the same way. Apparently though I'm a toe up knitter. I only have one top down sock, not one pair, ONE. I did two different socks out of the same yarn, and they never got mates, so I made them a pair. If you'll notice that double line of the dark blue on the sock, that's where I was when I picked up that sock tonight, and now you see where I am. The gusset increases have been started as well. I'm using leaning increases rather than bar increases, I find them much neater. I also really like heel flaps with the pseudo saddle shoulder seams. Basically most of Yarnissima's patterns. What is your favorite sock construction? Never knit socks before? Want to learn? Try them! They're not hard, but they are a gateway drug, you will eventually end up spending loads of money on sock yarn. But... that's not a bad thing, right?

-Cheers folks, and Happy Birthday to Carin's mom! Your mom, my dad, one of the other leader's kid (girl, now 3, I think). Feb 11th is an important day!

1 comment:

Belle Ecrivaine said...

I want to learn how to make socks but I'm scared of the prospect.