Jul 30, 2007

Look -It's a Sock!

sockapalooza sock 1I finished the first of my Sockapalooza socks last night. I used a lacy rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks so the sock doesn't look like much here. I'll need to block it before it goes in the mail so that it doesn't look like a weird blob when my pal gets it.
I know I said it yesterday but this is just the weirdest yarn. See the blue in this picture? In some light, the blue totally disappears and here it looks electric. Weird.
The reason I was able to get so much knitting done last night was that my house was really quiet. On Sunday evening there were wild storms that blew through Northern Virginia. Our house was just fine (thanks to the new gutters) but hubbo's office wasn't and at about 9pm her had to go out there to take care of some stuff. He's the facility manager so blown circuits etc are his thing. I waited up as long as I could but I finally fell asleep. Good thing because he never came home. He was working till 3 am and had to be back at 6 so he just slept on a couch. Poor baby! Tonight I came home and he was out cold so I was totally on my own. Nothing to do but knit.
Other than the knitting there's not that much going on. We got letters from the girls counselors yesterday and they made me smile. DQ is described as "never without a book" and "very into the drama" so clearly they know my kid quite well. Stinky's counselor says that she's "easily one of [her] favorite campers" this summer with a quirky and unique sense of humor. I love that!


Carole Knits said...

Wow - you really made some progress last night!

Cursing Mama said...

(hides head in shame over slow progress of latest sock project)

I bet the yarn is awesome in person...

Carol said...

And there's your proof in the parenting. Quite a compliment mamma! Nothing to do but knit?! You poor poor baby! You should really try to get over the trauma by just taking it easy and knitting!