9.01.2006

Cute as a...


...pair of little baby socks. Forgot to add a little modification that adds greatly to baby socks - ribbing around the ankle to help those little socks stay on those little feet. Already cast on another pair and will shortly demonstrate the benfits in a compare/contrast.


Signed up for yarnmonkey's Sock Wars! There's still time to join (deadline Sept. 8)
The rules:

1. The first rule of Sock Wars is, you must talk about Sock Wars
2. The second rule of Sock Wars is, you MUST talk about Sock Wars.
(no really, for this to be a success we need as many combatants as possible)
3. Two socks to a fight
4. One fight at a time
5. No shirts, no shoes, just socks
6. Fights will go on as long as they have to
7. If this is your first time in Sock Wars, you have to fight.

Hard core!!!


Finished a felted bag from the Alterknits idea to salvage a thrift store sweater. OK, but not great. Gave it to my friend Tamsie for her son to carry rocks in :-)

And lastly, had a great time at the State Fair. Peterwas an excellent guide (in spite of the roughing up at the hands of the Fair administration) and, as always, Julie is a great Fair partner. We had a completely relaxed and informative time. Did you know there is a Newspaper Museum inside the fair? Or how much fun one can have watching the great moves at the Dance Dance Revolution game? Heavenly. Consumed some deep fried pickles, deep fried cheese curds, apple cider pops and pronto pups. Perfectly American.

There's a lovely yarn booth inside the Empire Commons Building where you can see the Butter Heads, eery representations of Princess Kay of the Milkyway and her minions. This is a super soft 25% Mohair, 70% VIrgin Wool, 5% Cashmere that's destined to warm my neck through the upcoming winter. Or I'll knit a scarf and give it away. Curse of the Woman who makes things! :-)

5 comments:

Ali said...

There's something so sweet about baby socks.

Wishing for the 5 billionth time that I could knit.

Sarah said...

I yearn to go to the fair without my children so I can actually do things like, oh say, buy yarn! What a concept. Maybe next year.

weirdbunny said...

Loving the baby socks, and just like ali for the 5 th billion time I wish I could knit!!!!

Donna said...

Oh add me to the 5 billionth list. I wish I could knit too!!!!!!!!!

capello said...

It reminds me of "Fight Club" -- the first rule of Fight Club is there are no rules; the second fule of Fight Club is there are no rules.