Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oops, I Did It Again...

...I played with some socks.
Hi Knitters,
Well, this is one messed up post. First, I accidentally hit enter and published this post before I wrote anything. Sorry about that if anyone received a blank entry, hopefully not. Secondly, I have deleted photos and re-uploaded photos all accidentally and not in the correct order. It just hasn't gone well. I can never figure out how to reorganize the order of the photos in a post after they have been uploaded. I am just getting my fingers working again after returning from a spring break trip with my family. Hang in there with me.

I know, I know, I just wrote about having a big drawer filled with hand knit socks that I don't wear and feeling like I simply don't need any more. But what's a girl to do with a large sock yarn stash and a vacation on the horizon? I love knitting socks and I love the sock yarn that I own and thus I know I will continue to knit socks. When I was packing my knitting for the trip I couldn't think of an easier more convenient project to stuff in my bag.

I literally cram my partially knitted sock, dpns and all, and yarn ball into my pocket everywhere I go, beach, restaurants, car rides, mini golf, etc. I know it isn't a flattering silhouette but who really cares. That's how I finished this lovely pair of simple ribbed socks. They flew off my needles lickety split and there is even some beach sand knitted right in.

The yarn is from Knitting Sunshine and it is the Weasley Wizard Wheezes (Harry Potter inspired) colorway. This is the first time I have knitted with Dani's yarn and I truly loved it. The colors are bright and snappy and the yarn is smooth and delightful. I think she is having a shop update today so head on over. This yarn gets a big thumb's up from me.
Here's the crazy crew I vacationed with for the past week. This is one funny group of kids, each is funnier than the next. They provide hours of free entertainment. The kids range from 4 to 20 years-old and the ones who aren't mine belong to one of my brothers and my sister (the one who knits with Cecily Tyson and Bette Midler, remember her?). There is one friend mixed in for good measure. We had a good time and the kids had a ball being together.

Three of the boys made a couple of videos while we were there and I thought you might enjoy one of them. It was made on my son's cell phone and I laugh every time I watch it. The star of the video is my nephew and he is 10 years-old. The video is short and is titled, Basketball Master. I thought you might get a kick out of it.

On to a bit of business, I have had a great pouring in of questions that I need to sort through. Thank you, thank you. I just got back yesterday and I need a moment to get organized. I will get the answers and errata pages coming to you shortly.

Hopefully my luck will be better next time I post. It's good to be home.
best, susie


Carrie said...

I just signed up for Dani's Harry Potter sock club and then I come over and read this!

Anonymous said...

I too knit socks everywhere on the go. My sister wears them however, not me. Your vacation photo makes me nostalgic. We vacationed at the beach every summer with aunts, uncles, and cousins. We kids had a blast. There were 16 of us cousins from about 2 to 17. And assorted friends whose families also vacationed at the same place every year.

Betz White said...

welcome back!

Helen said...

You just need to click on the photos and move them around while holding down the click finger. You can even squidge them past one another if you get them in the wrong order.

Susan said...

Helen, I have tried that repeatedly and it doesn't work for me. It is so logical.
I am determined so I will try again. Thanks for the tip!

Denise said...

Very pretty socks.
Cute video too :-)

peaknits said...

Well, if making socks is wrong, who wants be right?:) They are the easiest little grab-n-go project! Glad you had a nice vacation with the family - and extended! The best kind!

Amelia said...

What pattern do you use for your socks?! I love them! But when I look at basic rib sock patterns, they don't look as cute as yours.

Wool Winder said...

If you can't move photos like Helen suggested, click the Edit Html tab and then just cut and paste.

I really enjoyed the video.

Dani said...

I'm so happy to hear you went on a lovely vacation! It looks like the whole gang had a great time.. Your socks came out fabulous! I hadn't seen this colorway knit up yet, can I put it in my gallery, pretty please?!

Yarn Thing said...

Hey Girl...Love the Socks!