Saturday, December 15, 2007

Take a walk on the wild side

The older I get, the more I tend to play it safe. I'm in bed early, I drink plenty of water and I always wear a helmet on a bike.

My main hobby is playing with yarn and I like making friends online who share this interest, so I spend a lot of time over on Ravelry.

I'm in a few groups there, and especially enjoy one called Sock Knitter's Anonymous, where every month there is a theme to help motivate the sock making.

This month's challenge is to make cuff-down socks.

Wide open theme.

Surely I could come up with something other than basic vanilla ribbed socks? Well, sort of. But not really.

I tend to avoid bright clothes, but I am starting to give myself permission to go nuts with the socks.

I don't know how to use this yarn except in the most basic way.

I don't know quite what I was thinking when I picked up the yarn in the first place.

I don't know how to admit the electricity of these socks make me smile.

I imagine when I wear them later on, I can hide them under some long jeans and then no one will know herein lurks the craziest socks of all time.


Debi said...

That's what socks are for...a little bit of crazy only you know about (if you choose).

I think the socks are way cool :)

CynicalGal said...

Amen to what debi said. I'm a solid wearing gal with crazy socks.

Love the yarn you're using for those socks!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I saw your post on craftster and followed it to your blog! I was wondering where you got that sock board that you show the half knitting sock displayed on? Does that help guide you while you knit, like do you knit on it, or do you just use it for display? You can email me back at:

Thanks, Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

sorry...i found you off knitty! lol i'm on these knitting sites way too much!!


Star said...

yay! Thanks :-)

I got the sock blocker here.