You know why? Because it’s the one day a week that I have off. At least until August. This gives me time to do the things I’m either too tired or too busy to do the rest of the week, like post here or go to the bank… Fun times. I do still find time for knitting, like in movies or when I’m too tired from a 7 hour shift at the bakery to do anything other than sit around and watch something mindless. Oh yeah, and it’s hot here. So there goes all motivation to play outside. Anyway, knitting!
I finally finished the second pair of Red Herring socks. It’s only taken how long?… I don’t wanna think about it. But they’re done and that’s what matters. Who they’re for, I don’t know yet. I’ll just keep them as gift back stock for some holiday or other.
As you may have noticed (“you” really meaning Mouse, because she notices these kinds of things), the feet do not match. I ran out of the dark beige, so I had to use a few extra rows of the light beige on one of the socks. So they’re not perfect, but oh well. They’re still pretty!
I also have some pretty exciting yarn news. When I wandered into the yarn store last week I got a pretty big surprise. WE HAVE NORO SILK GARDEN SOCK YARN!!! Needless to say, I was excited and bought some. I’ve been looking at this stuff online and couldn’t decide between the red and the neutral. So I went into the store and bought both.
Why decide if you don’t have to? I haven’t figured out a project for them, but I’m thinking socks. Just a thought. Though the neutral would make a nice shawl… We’ll see. Another benefit of working in a yarn store is that I get to knit shop samples, so here’s the start of the Silk Garden shop sock.
Pretty, no? Feather and fan but without the garter stitch row. I haven’t decided if I’ll continue the pattern down the foot or not yet. Any suggestions as to which way would be prettier? Or at least make you want to buy the yarn.
In other news, I went to see The Dark Knight last night and it was great. Heath Ledger was AMAZING. So sad he died young, but his last film was fantastic. He’ll be well remembered. James Dean’s done all right…. Wall-E is really good, too. Definitely makes you think. Good job Pixar.
Nothing else all that exciting has been going on. Knitting, movies, reading, etc. Oh, and I want to direct Closer in the spring and then write about it. Gotta get that in the works. Time to get ready for senior year… eek!