Thursday, November 08, 2007

First of Two

If you know a knitter you may know that knitters buy yarn the way Imelda Marcos buys shoes. In other words, need doesn't really enter into it. Unless you're talking about the kind of need that leads people to brave the freezing cold at 2 am for a pint of Ben and Jerry's.

Last month I joined the throng at the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. I was pretty restrained in my purchases. What? I was, really. I only bought two skeins and a couple of bags of fiber. Anyway, one of the skeins was this lovely sage green sock yarn.

I searched through my patterns and found Waving Lace Socks. Here is sock number one begun. I'm almost at the point where I start the heel flap.

Like shoes and yarn and Ben and Jerry's, you can't have too many socks.


Epiphany Alone said...

That looks marvelously cozy.

karen said...

I agree! Someday, I'm going to learn how to knit. Those look like fabulous socks to wear in my winter Birks!

The Plaid Sheep said...

@karen: Anytime you're ready I will teach you. All I require is a couple of glasses of wine and maybe a little nosh.

karen said...

Ask Lady E - I'm a pro at wine & nosh! I may take you up on the knitting lessons. Now that I'm off crutches, I could use something else to do with my hands than pick at my cuticles.