Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rejoicing in the Simple Things

I've really been enjoying my sock project. It's simple, yet interesting. The yarn (Maple Creek Farms Merino/Nylon, bought in Rhinebeck) is lovely, and the entire process is just plain satisfying. Plus, I've learned a new technique: cabling without a cable needle. Très cool. I feel as though I haven't knit a sock in months! Hello socks, where have you been???

I forgot to mention that while my Dad and stepmother Margot were visiting, we celebrated the last installment of Christmas (whoever coined the term "12 days of Christmas" probably had relatives living all over the place too) and I received a gift certificate to Chapters. Now, you know what that means! Knitting books! Yay!!!! I picked up six titles, including a used copy of Yarn Harlot, the book that started it all for me (Kate-the-Enabler lent me her copy, but I wanted one for my very own). Very excited.

It may have escaped your notice that I'm deviating from my usual posting pattern, here (posting at night when the kids are asleep rather than in the morning while Maxime is napping). I didn't have time to post this morning, because Maxime and I had our first Cardio-Poussette class today. Again, I am SOOOO out of shape. It was great to be outside (Maxime seemed to like it too), but it really puts a dent in my schedule (and my knitting time!). And despite all the hard work, I can't help but have the feeling that by the end of the session I'll still have this baby fat on my tummy (yes, Phil, I know I bought lemon cake (for SnB tomorrow) AND cookies when I did the groceries - what of it???).

For all you Bones fans out there, recently, after throwing out a casual "anyone ever feel the urge to knit Booth a pair of crazy loud socks and send them to the show?" in a discussion board on Ravelry, a bunch of us decided it'd be fun to do just that. If you're interested, check out the "Socks for Seeley" thread in the Bones fans group. The deadline is June 30th, the goal is to knit as many loud socks for Seeley as possible (and maybe even spot them on the show, you never know!).


Kate-the-enabler said...

I'm such a joiner it's tragic. I don't even watch the show, and my reaction was - heck yes, I'm in. Step back Enabler. Breathe.

Lemon cake? Really?

The socks look great, bravo on the new technique.

Mrhide said...

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Mrhide said...

huh? I said NICE SOCK!

Knitting Mama said...

That is sooo cool that you can mail Seely socks!! I love Bones.... but it takes me forever to knit a pair of socks - well a complete pair anyhow!!

Love the new socks!

Jennifer said...

I love the books but haven't watched the shows 'cus I hear it's not the same and I'd be too annoyed if Tempe isn't the Tempe I *know* from the books.

What's this about loud socks??