Sunday, March 31, 2013

A sock story

I have some fabulous new socks. You want to hear their story? They're made from one of my fabulous swap sock yarns. Remember this yarn?

I received it as part of my master plan to get yarn sent to me, I mean as part of a yarn swap with Adriene. I let it marinate in the stash for a time while I considered what it wanted to be. I was torn between socks or a shawl. 

Finally it convinced me to make it into socks. I chose a plain sock because I really like plain socks and I think they best showcase the yarn's colors. I feel I should note that this is the hardest yarn to photograph I've ever had. The colors just refuse to be captured by my camera. Although the following picture is closest to real life I've gotten.

I enjoyed knitting this yarn so much. It eventually became my purse knitting somewhere between sock one and sock two. And that is where my thinking changed. When the yarn moved into my purse it was almost like a bit of Adriene was traveling with me. 

We won trivia night at the Legion. There was even a question about the Canadian flag. Did you know it was adopted in 1964, almost 100 years after it became a country? I learned that on our first and only trip to Montreal. 

Next "Adriene" went with me to the dentist to have a filling replaced. She was lucky for me there too because I did not require a root canal that day. I may still need one but that appointment was Ok.

Friday we watched some March madness at a friend's house. Yesterday we went to meet a new friend for lunch and had a pleasant conversation. Although we figured out the new friend does not want to become a knitter since she resisted touching the sock. It is amazing how knitting warps your mind. I don't think twice about whipping out a sock at the table, other's most likely see it as odd or even a bit gross. Sorry I did not think of that sooner. 

Today "Adriene" went to Easter services with me. I thought it was a great day to wear some new socks. By the way this yarn feel fabulous on the feet, just a bit decadent.

Yarn: Dragonfly Dyewerx Smooshy sock in the Spellbound colorway.

Thanks again Adriene for swapping with me. Who knew yarn could be so much fun? Oh wait we did!

Don't worry the Ember Socks from the previous post moved into my purse. Heaven forbid if my purse was without yarn, I would have to resort to reading my Kindle without anything in my hands, the horror!


  1. Hey, I did a lot of traveling, huh? I'm glad I didn't have to witness the root canal. I already had one of those this year. I just packed the yarn you sent to me, but I think it will be the first project I work on after we move!

    1. Yeah root canals are never fun, but they hurt a heck of a lot less than an abscessed tooth. Luckily I've only had one of those.

      Have you decided on a project for the yarn or are ideas still marinating? I look forward to seeing what you will make.

  2. They turned out gorgeous! So glad to hear you liked the yarn. :)

    1. I loved the yarn! I'm currently petting the other skein occasionally and trying to figure out what it would like to be. Yarn reading is a tough job but someone's got to do it.