Saturday, March 15, 2008

I'm On A Sock Kick!

Yes, I seem to be constantly beginning new socks which is unlike me in the knitting arena. I've begun the mate to the sock pictured above, which I mentioned in my last post. I called my LYS and she briefly explained the picot cuff so I went for it and all things considered, it looks pretty good, if I do say so myself. However, I think it's way too much fiddling and time spent for the cuff of a sock that no one sees anyhow. So, this will probably be my last pair of picot cuffed socks, but it's something new I've learned which is always a good thing.

I discoverd a lone ball of Plymouth 'Sockotta' which I couldn't very well let sit there all by it's lonesome, now could I? I've never used this sock yarn before and so far, so good. I think these will be just the right socks for the upcoming spring and summer. I'm using size 2 dpns and getting about 8 sts. to the inch on these.

This Tuesday, my DH and I are happily celebrating our 20th, how the time flies by! He is such a sweet man and a wonderful father too, so I've been richly blessed to be married to him. We're going out to dinner at a very lovely, colonial (think historic) type place and I do think a champagne toast is in order, if I do say so myself.

Normally I would ask for yarn or a gift certificate for an anniversary present (yes, I know, not very romantic is it), but this year I'm all about simplifying my life and trying not to buy 'things', especially those things which I honestly don't need in the first place.....they are just 'wants' and definitely not 'needs' so I feel the desire to begin 2008 with a new goal: that is, "Own only the things I love, not let other 'things' own Me".

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."
- WC Fields


Kathy said...

Hi Laura,

I really like the Picot edge on socks. They always seem so feminine once they have that beginning. So - I think it's totally worth it, even if no one sees it. (Like lacy undies..LOL!)

The Sockotta socks are quite lovely. My mom has asked for some spring socks - that colorway looks perfect. Perhaps I will go searching....

Congrats to you and your hubby. 20 years...quite an accomplishment...and to still be (obviously) in love. Nice!

JoanM said...

Hi Laura,
Your socks are lovely.
I appreciate your comment on things owning you. I am trying to declutter, but am an awful hoarder so it is hard.

It is too easy to buy "things"