Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Yes, I am a total geek.

You guys are all probably pretty tired about hearing about our house and our loan such, right?

You probably cringe when you click on my blog, expecting to be bombarded by pictures of a house that you really don't care about anymore, or caffeine induced babble which seems to be about absolutely nothing at all.

Time to change the subject for a bit then!

I'm pretty excited! Look what I picked up the other day! Yah, I know. You're probably scratching your head and saying "okay, looks like a pair of clogs to me?" and you're starting to wonder if maybe all this house business has contributed to the early demise of my sanity. And while I might be losing it a little bit over this house and moving business, I did manage to sleep a bit better last night, and my stomach is still upset but I'm able to keep food down a bit today, I will have you know that these clogs are in no way an indication that I've gone off the deep end.

If anything, they're a sign of what a dork I am.

These are CLEAR clogs. Now, I haven't worn a clear shoe since back when I was a kid when the jelly shoes were all the rage. Someone else better remember those shoes, because otherwise, I'm really getting old!

Anyway, I have like, the ugliest feet in the world, so these shoes aren't going to show off my feet. They're going to show off....SOCKS!! Told you I was a dork!

I put a sock that I recently finished for Sebastian into one of these shoes to show you what I mean. Mind you, you could probably see a bit better if there was a foot in the sock at the time the picture was taken. But, you'll get the idea. See, it's no fun to make funky socks and put them on only for absolutely no one to see or admire. To me, anyway. If I make a really cool sock, I want to be able to show it off a bit.

This allows me to make bright, horribly obnoxious socks, and wear them with these shoes so I can perhaps blind and offend others. Or maybe strike up a conversation with a fellow knitter. Either way, I don't think hand knit socks belong hidden in a sneaker or a boot!

Anyway, if you make, wear or enjoy hand knitted socks, or if you ever anticipate getting a cool pair of socks from me that will require showing off, then head on over to Knitter's Dream and pick yourself up a pair. They also have lace up boots, too...but they're not really my style. And just so you know, these are very well made...they're sturdy and they're comfortable, and they should last forever.

Sebastian's socks are finally done. With all this house business and my nerves all on edge, I had a good week there where I didn't knit a single stitch. My poor son, he gave up on asking about his socks. Now, all I need to do is weave in the last end, and he's good to go. Providing that he hasn't grown since the last time I measured his foot, because I'm really thinking that these probably won't last him too long at the rate he's growing. He just loves these because his favorite color is blue and green, and these....well, they have blue and green. Fortunately for him, I have extra skeins of this yarn so when he does outgrown them, it won't be the end of the world. I just don't know if I could stomach working with these colors again, but for him, I probably would.

Before I do though, I'm going to make myself a pair of socks. For my new clogs, you know. :)

I'll be making the Conwy socks from the book "Knitting on the Road" by Nancy Bush. I have some Lorna's Laces in a color called Tuscany, and I think it's a beautiful color.

Then after those are done, I'm going to make Phil a pair of socks. I found a really cool pattern for guys with Monster sized feet (he's a 13.5 foot...no clogs for him!)

I have a lot of other projects that I would like to get started on...I still have the cozy to finish, too...but with a move like the one we have planned coming up, it really doesn't make much sense to get into some huge project. I will probably stash the cozy in a bag to keep with me, and have a few patterns and yarn stashed with me for socks with some dpns, and just concentrate on keeping it simple between now and getting settled.

It's actually a really pretty day today. It's a good day for laundry and knitting. :)

See you all later.

1 comment:

lkmanitou said...

I've seen those clear plastic shoes in my LYS and have wondered just what in the heck they're for :)