Friday, April 13, 2007

Oh, yeah, I am SO cool...

So yesterday morning I took my van in to get the windshield replaced - hit by a rock on Saturday resulted in a constantly-growing spiderweb of cracks, so it had to be fixed -

I showed up at 8AM, Starbucks latte in hand, and said I'd wait the hour or two it would take. I pulled my knitting (sans instructions, because I know what I'm doing)and iPod from my knitting pouch, curled up in a chair, and a while later realized a crowd of men (well, three) were watching me from behind the counter. I stared back at them until one of them commented on how well organized I was, and how impressed they were with me. Okay... I guess... of course, these same guys put duct tape around the edges of the windshield when they were done, to "hold it in place", so I take whatever they said very lightly indeed...

I got home, pulled out the socks I had started, and thought to myself, you know, these look not too much like sock toes:
These are socks??!

These look like... hmmm... nipple covers, maybe? Or pasties? I realized that I had done my toe-up instructions in reverse, so rather than ending up with my usually nicely rounded toes, I got these. Lesson learned - my instructions are now photocopied and in my bag.

Then I read through IK's Favourite Socks again - I love this book, have got at least four pairs that I must make - and found one that I had to start right away. Next project Why? No idea, but it was as strong a sensation as a pregnancy craving (ask me sometime about tuna subs) - so I found the requisite yarn, purchased on my last visit to Kelly in Wisconsin, and cast on.

The Cascade Fixation is certainly different to knit with, and actually hurts my fingers a little - I find it rough. But what I really like about it is that the balls are individually wrapped. Like candies or something. I unwrapped the first, thinking that perhaps it would explode like a peeled golfball, but so far, so good.

Of course, I still have two more pairs of socks to knit for the twins, and I am working on them at the same time, but this compulsion to start something else is really weird. I would take some time to think about it, but well, I'm starting to think spring, and cotton and linen tops - must go shelve a couple of wintery projects and see what else I can start...

8 comments:

Miss Scarlett said...

Well. You don't hear that everyday at a car shop do you?
Impressive indeed.
Whoops - they do look suspiciously un-like socks. Hmmmm. Perhaps it was the audience.
I have heard only good things about Favorite Socks. Might have to look into that book myself.
Hopefully the Cascade softens up with use - or will you be able to wear them?

Wannietta said...

Sounds like me at the Toyota dealership. I can be infinitely patient as long as I have enough excellent caffeine, yarn & beats.

Riggwelter said...

Great story!

lv2knit said...

Those are the funniest socks/nipple covers I've ever seen -- I think you're on to something, though!

Riggwelter said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Dierdre, yes I think pilches are like soakers, to be worn over terry (cloth) nappies.

deirdre said...

Always something new to learn, isn't there? Fortunately, my nipple lids are looking much more sock-like these days... still, I wonder if there's a market...

Kelly said...

I read your comments about knitting in the car fix it shop, and then glanced a the sock bumps and roared. No wonder they were looking at you all glazed eyed and adoringly...Perhaps they thought they were weiner holders...
I just made myself laugh...oh, it's a long day.

Another Kelly said...

Does everyone know it is your birthday on Sunday?? And you have an awesome package of yarn waiting for you to open?