Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I can't believe I just did this. I signed up for the Summer of Socks 2008. I have yet to finish a pair of socks (that can actually be worn). You might remember the "SOB" Sock. I have no idea what compelled me to sign up. I guess I thought if I signed up for it that I would force myself to actually follow a pattern to knit two socks alike to the finish. Maybe, just maybe I'll get at least one finished pair out of this. You see, I seem to have some kind of block about knitting socks. I really, really want to knit socks, not actually socks, but footies. (My daughters only wear footies.) But when it comes to actually knitting them, I don't really know what I'm doing. I look over the pattern, try to determine the proper amount of stitches I need to use for the correct size sock I want to knit. Then, I decide if I want to attempt the magic loop method or the method using 2-circular needles or just stick with the traditional four-double points. The double points don't appeal to me. Too many needles to fiddle with and keep up with and to keep stitches on. I only have two sets and they aren't the right size for socks. My preference for some reason is the 2 circs. I ask myself, how can I have a preference if I have never actually knitted a pair of socks? I'm getting pretty anguished over the fact that I feel like I can't knit them. I just want a very, very simple, easy, easy pattern for an 8 1/2 sized foot. I don't know what my problem is. I feel weird about it. I feel like I'm making them harder than they really are. I have actually knit one pair. They were so skinny and long in the foot part. I've yet to find anyone who can get their foot into them. They were footies. Ok, enough with the rant of my sock delimma. I am hoping this Summer of Socks will be my salvation. I wonder if it will be ok to get a head start. I have a feeling it will take me more than two weeks to knit a pair.

These were my first ever "skinny" footies knitted.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Vacation is a wonderful time. Time to spend with family and friends, kick back and be a kid! We had a great time in Orlando at the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood and Epcot. There was a lot of walking, waiting in line and riding on rides. Not to mention eating. We topped it all off with a day at the beach, 'cause you can never return from vacation without a sunburn! It was a lot of fun. I can't wait until my next vacation. But I think I'll wait until I recover from this one.

I had started on the
Ice Queen before I left for vacation and am almost finished with it. Just a few more rows to knit with some beads.