driving home thinking of yarn. I always think of yarn or knitting these days when my mind has an idle moment. It’s better than the food it used to think of so we embrace the idle yarn moments. Eventually my thoughts crossed into the realm of sock yarn. You see I’m way behind all the giftees in socks, they all have more socks than me so I need some. In fact I need 2 pair just to catch up to them. But what socks do I want?
I love my thick socks. I make socks for myself mostly from handspun or Sport/DK weight. My favorite shoes (or at least the ones I wear all winter long) are these clunky things from Gripfast. They’re a little wide so the thick socks keep my feet snug in them, I like that. Plus the thicker ones are just a little warmer and no one wants cold Boogie feet.
There in my idle moment it had been decided. I would knit more thick socks for myself. Most specifically I was thinking of this yarn that I had just spun:
The dots would be snow which it’s doing pretty fiercely right now, LOVE IT!
Then I get home and there are boxes waiting for me. 3 Boxes from Baynes wheels (yes the shop will have them all set up tomorrow) and a box of shoes. This all ties in, hang on. So I’m wearing my newest blue socks from handspun and I try them on. Shoes don’t fit. They are the cutest things on earth (unless you talk to husbeast who thinks they’re ugly). I take off my socks and they fit. I try on a thin pair of socks made with fingering weight, they still fit. I grab a pair of sport weight socks, they don’t fit again.
In a split second I changed my mind about the perfect socks weight for me. I need more thin socks. Really, wouldn’t you knit new socks for these?:
Yes, I’ll admit they are silly. But how can a girl pass up clogs with a knit skull upper. Really! You can’t expect me to pass it up. In fact I got really obsessive over these shoes once I found they existed but I don’t need to be telling that crazy story. I swear my family is ready to throw me in the boobie hatch already. You can find these on Ebay, Amazon and Zappos. But most sizes and colors are already gone.
I have a picture of the February club yarn. Most everyone, except international clubbers, should have their stuff by now. I’ll have more info at the club blog