Many different socks

My friend Libi says she’s going to stage an intervention. I seem to start socks but not finish them. I think she might be right. I did finish a pair recently, but I have 7 other pairs on the needles. See, I have a problem with heels. They make me nervous. In my defense, I’m learning many different ways to knit socks. DPNS, one sock on magic loop, two on magic loop and two on two circular needles. So far I’d have to say I prefer the dpns and the one sock using magic loop. TAAT on two circs is just too fiddly for my poor OCD brain. Still, I carry on and I’ll decide when I finish all the pairs what method I will most likely use for my future sock endeavors.

I really don’t think this is too many socks.

I think this is just about right. Um, sure there are a few more but I don’t seem to have a pic handy of them at the moment.  Once I teach all of these how to heel I’ll have a nice happy selection of hand-made socks.

Oh, but I do have some Socks That Rock coming in the mail soon… I may have to start another pair.

 

Catching up…

It was a gloomy gray day when I first started writing this catch up post. I don’t mind rainy days even though I prefer the sunshine. Rainy days here means Not Hot. I don’t do well in the heat, so any day that is Not Hot is good 🙂  I haven’t felt like posting much even though things to say keep rolling around in my head.  I thought I would post a few catch up items.

Daddy was here in early April for an investment seminar.  When the seminar was over he spent a couple of days with us and we celebrated his birthday.

Pretty darn handsome for a 70+ guy, huh?

A few weeks later Mom came for a visit and I took her to knit night with me.  We weren’t actually taking pictures of her, Kit pointed out this kid at the table behind us wearing a t-shirt with the word Communist printed on it. What a doofus. We just had to take his picture.

Bless his heart

It was awesome having Mom at knit night.

Right after that was Mother’s Day. I awoke to “awesome Mom” messages written on the bathroom mirrors, microwave door and fish tank.  It was a great day of flowers, jewelry and a stuffed giraffe 🙂  Mom had left a couple of days before and I sent her home with a handful of the knitted and crocheted dishcloths that she likes.