October 4, 2008

The wrong week to quit sniffing glue

So this week kind of blew in a lot of ways. And I’m missing out on both a friend’s pig roast and a blog fodder GOLDMINE (aka the Salem zombie parade) this weekend because I have too much to do (I realize that blogging doesn't help with the "too much to do" problem).

Plus, I keep whacking into things (while sober, thankyouverymuch), so I’m covered in large multi-colored bruises. I’ve decided to consider them a festive dash of contrasting color rather than a clear sign that I’m a little jammed up and distracted because of it.

But enough bitching. Let’s talk about knitting. Specifically, holy fuck it’s Socktoberfest!! I love Socktoberfest! My favorite time of year in New England AND a gazillion knitters making socks and talking about socks and posting lovely pictures of socks.

And I just happen to have started the most perfectly fall-liscious sock…

Socktober2

The usual – basic stockinette, 72 stitch cast-on, Meilenweit Megaboots Stretch, size 2 needles. But do you see those colors? Mmmm…


And I’m only a tiny bit bitter that October is stupid busy this year...Because since classes have been cutting into my knitting time, it seems only fair that knitting should start cutting into my class time. There are at least two other sock knitters in my Collection Development class (including this blogger), and they've been happily knitting away through the lectures and discussions. So finally I just started knitting too.

Sweeeeet...Three solid, blissful hours of sock knitting every week…

And, uh, learning. Lots and lots of important learning.

6 comments:

Caitlin said...

Thanks for the mention! Luckily our professor is cool, but even if he wasn't, what's he really going to say about five people knitting in class? We can take over the world, mwhahahaha.

Boo to lots of homework, yay for fall-liscious socks.

Sarah said...

Sorry 'bout the sucky week. Very pretty fall socks. As October is the good news is it includes Rhinebeck!!!! Yay!!

Karen said...

Surely you are knitting the prettiest socks around!

They are the prettiest, but don't call me Shirley!

Rebecca said...

love the Meilenweit Megaboots Stretch. it is divine. and i'm so thrilled there are knitters in your colldev class!?!? y'all could do a joint project on building collections of knitting books. and weeding some, too!

Jenny said...

I NEED A SKEIN OF THAT!!! Oh my gad! That is so beautiful! Beauuuutiful. Where do you buy it?

Olga said...

those are puuuurty!