I finished knitting a pair of socks last night! Is it just me, or do socks take everybody forever? They just go on and on and on with endless rounds of their tiny little stitches on their tiny little needles, and then when you’re finally finished, it’s time to start all over again because of that bi-ped issue. Nonetheless, eventually I finished, and I’m calling them my Morning Glory socks because they are a perfect match for the morning glories on my balcony. (Note: there will be no sitting in the extra balcony chair until after morning glory season, because as you can see, the morning glories have decided to climb that chair.)
It’s not always easy to motivate yourself to knit in the summertime, so I’ve been renting cold movies. I watched March of the Penguins and Eight Below. They have a lot in common: they’re both set in Antarctica, they both have leopard seal villains, and they both made me cry. I was in the mood for something heart-warming to knit by last night, but I forgot that Disney can make you cry buckets of tears before you get your heart warmed. Why is it that even when you KNOW you’re being emotionally manipulated by obvious cheesy ploys, you still fall for it? (Or maybe it’s just me…maybe the rest of you sit dry-eyed through this stuff. My son used to think it was funny when we’d watch a sad movie together…)
I’ve already cast on the next pair of socks. I’ve been looking forward to these ones for months. It’s my first foray into the decadent, luxurious, self-indulgent world of Lorna’s Laces yarn. This is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the Child’s Play colorway. I bought it on Ebay, along with a pattern for Slipped Rib socks by Lorna Miser. For some reason, last night this pattern looked outrageously complicated…today it doesn’t.