Jul 29, 2007

Spontaneity and Sockapalooza

It's hard to believe that the girls have only been gone for 2 weeks. It feels like so much longer. I continue to miss them terribly but not so much that hubbo and I haven't been able to make the most of our kid-free days. the ability to pick up and go at the drop of a hat is a wonderful thing. On Friday night I can home to a lovely Sabbath dinner prepared by my DH. The wine was poured, the candles were waiting to be lit and the house was filled with the smell of chicken, potatoes and broccoli. It was all perfect. After dinner, as I settled in to knit and watch some TV, I took a quick look to see what was playing at the cheap movie theater near our house and found that a movie on my wish list was starting in 7 minutes! We dropped everything and made just in time to see the start of Waitress. Hubbo and I both enjoyed it very much and, as we drove home afterward, we felt so good. A little spontaneity is a fabulous thing.

IMG_1512Arriving home after the movie, I finally cast on for my Sockapalooza socks. For the second time, I'm going down to the wire on a pair of socks for a swap. It's totally not intentional. I mean to get a head start but life gets in the way. In the end, as long as the socks get there in time it's all good. Right?

My biggest problem with these socks was that I had no direction. My pal didn't say too much about what she wanted. I appreciate her flexibility but when you have no list of likes and dislikes then the wealth of possibilities can be paralyzing. At least it is for me. I'm a bit indecisive on my best days, and on my worst... welllll... It's not such a good thing.

My apologies for the crappy picture. I'm having camera issues. At least I'm not having knitting issues now as I was earlier this weekend. It started with the yarn. It was calling me and that freaked me out a little because I've had this marinating in my stash for quite a while and I thought I hated it. I got it at MDS&W 2006 and once I got it home I couldn't remember why I bought it. (fiber fumes?) I'd pull it out and look at it and wonder what I was thinking. I didn't even want to give it away because I didn't want anyone to hate me for sending them ugly yarn. Then, on Friday I took it out and started playing with it and I actually like it again. It's a weird yarn because the colors look kind of different inside and outside but, no matter where it is, it always looks kind of fall-like. I showed the sock in progress to hubbo and a friend and they both like it so I feel encouraged.


Carole Knits said...

I think you make a really good point about your sock pal being too open. It's something to remember when we sign up for these things. Giving someone specifics about what we like is more helpful than being completely open to anything.

Carol said...

Yeah, what Carole said! The yarn is nice though! Does look like Fall.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Ooo, I had wanted to see Waitress, but it only played for a week at a new art house theater we got in town. I appreciate they niche they are filling but old recycled theater seats in a non-slanted floor for $8 is a bit steep. I'm hoping it might appear at the cheap theater sometime soon. Otherwise I guess it'll wait for DVD. I'm glad you guys got to go at the drop of the hat. That's kind of fun!