Aug 30, 2006

Way Better than Fuzzy Dice

mini blocker Isn’t this cute? I saw it on a blog (I forget which) a while ago and I had to have one. I knew instantly exactly what I’d do with it. I sent in my order to Felt Up and my mini sock blocker key chains (yes I bought a few) arrived on Monday.

Last night I took a little time out from working on Lily and made a tiny sock. Of course my girls were fascinated. The sight of me making tiny socks was inspiring to them. They’re having visions of socks for their AG dolls and B**ld-a-Bears. I’m sure there is no end to the applications that they can find for tiny socks. I had other things in mind.

mini sock Please excuse the crappy photo but this picture of the sock and blocker in situ was taken at o-dark-thirty this morning. It’s hanging from the rear-view mirror in my car. How perfect is that? It replaces a little hockey goalie (Lets go Rangers!) that hung there forever. I still like hockey but I LOVE knitting. I may not be able to knit while driving (except at really long red lights) but I can enjoy my knitting every where I go. Even more fitting is that this sock was made out of a small scrap STR left over from the first pair of socks I made. I just love little connections like that.

Thanks for all of your kind words about my dad’s flooded house. He was out there all day yesterday and returned to my house yesterday filled with excitement over all the action taking place at his house. Walls and flooring are already being ripped out; his stuff is being removed for possible restoration or replacement; and the insurance machine is in motion. For a guy like my dad, who loves home improvement shows, this is positively fascinating. See that... yet another silver lining on this cloud - entertainment for my dad.

6 comments:

trek said...

The mini socks are the cutest little things.

aija said...

I love the mini sock keychain :)

Melissa said...

That little sock is adorable!! Glad things are in motion for your dad.

cursingmama said...

That is so cute!

Lolly said...

I love the little socky keychain!

micah said...

That's so funny! I would never have thought of that, but having grown up with This Old House on every weekend, I should have! Yeah Dad!