Thursday, January 05, 2006

Why didn't I have my camera??

Driving home from work today, I was stopped at a red light. To my left, waiting at the bus stop, I watched in fascination a guy dancing away to whatever he was listening to on his earphones. Now, I've been the one nodding my head to my music on my earphones, or possibly tapping a foot, but I don't think I've ever been SO into my music that I would dance to my earphones! He wasn't just moving a little bit. There was full-on footwork and hand movements, dancing around. He wasn't the only person at the bus stop. I wish I could have seen the faces of his fellow commuters! I wanted to get him on video, but I didn't have my camera with me!

While I'm not loosey-goosey enough to dance at the bus stop, nothing will stop me from knitting crazy colored socks. Before I started knitting socks, I always wore plain black or brown or blue socks. I wouldn't even think of looking at crazy colored socks. But now:

My friend Cobi's birthday present. Completed on her birthday. Just in time to wrap up and take to her.
(Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks)

As I was wrapping them up, I noticed something:

Can you see that? On the right? The top sock is about 5 rounds shorter than the bottom sock! Argh.

Regardless of the mismatched sizing and the crazy color pooling, Cobi loved them, so they were a success, brain-fart or not.

In other knitting news:

I would have modelled it myself, but I was home sick from work on Tuesday which is why I had daylight to photograph the toque

I'm trying to decide what to do with the rest of the thick and thin that I dyed on the weekend. I was going to make mittens, but in order for them to be dense enough to be useful as mittens, I had to go down several needle sizes which takes away the thick and thin texture. I'm thinking about doing a double mitt, with plain wool inside and the thick and thin on size 10/6mm outside. Thoughts? Pattern suggestions?

Oh, I forgot: About 10 minutes after seeing dancin' man at the bus stop I saw something else I wish I could have taken a picture of: A big tow truck, the kind with a flat bed to load a vehicle if necessary was loading a stalled vehicle onto the flat bed... a tow truck! It looked really funny. Although, reading it, not so funny. You really had to see it. If only I had my camera...


  1. Your brain fart socks are super. I have lots of brain farts. yeah I'm not alone!
    I also love that hat!! You did a great job. I definitely think you need matching mittens.

  2. myself, i love seeing tow trucks towing tow trucks. it'll crack me up everytime.

  3. I love the colours in the hat. I wish I could spin and dye something that looked that good!


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