Friday, December 30, 2005

Fickle Fabulous!

One of the big discoveries today was that Aslan is not merely sitting on top of the computer because of its warmth.
Looks like it though, doesn't it?
If you look down through the slats in the blinds from the top, you can keep an eye on all the other cats in the neighborhood, thereby securing your status as king of all.

Okay, so it's maybe not the biggest discovery ever, but it does make me feel better about his mental state with all the growls coming from that corner of the room.

However, I decided I would pull out the gorgeous yarn I got from Beth in the Sock Round Robin. I'm teaching some sock classes in southern Maryland at the beginning of February, and since I like toe up so much better than leg down, I don't actually own any handknit socks that are knit leg down. I thought if I was teaching that way (I'll teach toe up in March) I should be wearing them that way, and thought these might be fun to knit that way.
An hour later, I had this.
Not going all that fast. (totally the fault of the leg-downed-ness, not the yarn, Beth) There were pattern decisions to be made since the yarn is highly varigated and yet really wants to be knit with a lace pattern. I don't know why it does, but it does. The one I'm doing now is... okay. Suggestions for other fun lace patterns will be accepted - working on 52 stitches not that it really matters. But I chugged on. I forged forward. I sallied forth.

And an hour later I had this.
Isn't it fabulous?
Doesn't it just make you giggle out loud? Poison green and purple striped yarn on hot pink needles? It's fabulous, isn't it? It is, it's fabulous. If you must know (and with all that fabulousness, you must) it's Lorna's Laces sock yarn in Jungle Stripe and I love it and all its fabulousness.

It's possible that maybe, just maybe, I'm easy to amuse. I blame the yarn. Cuz when your husband is away again (really, at this point, it's news when he's home) and will be away for your wedding anniversary, and you're in a foul mood and tired and achey from lack of synthroid, feeling this giddy can only be blamed on fabulous yarn.

It truly is fabulous, isn't it? It is.

It's one hour later and I want a full sweater in this colorway.

Say it with me.



Blogger dragon knitter said...


11:01 PM  
Anonymous twig said...


11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F A B U L O U S !!!

Nancy, Emma & Gracie

Hugs and smootches

11:46 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

My anniversary is tomorrow (New Year's Eve . . . but my honey of 24 years is sick. I keep going to the closet to look wistfully at the gorgeous skirt and blouse I bought for the occasion, which of course is now postponed indefinitely.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Zippianna said...

Hmm... a misstell? Oh my, I'm sorry Karen. Hope he is better soon, even though probably not tomorrow.....

Amie, Fabulous!

1:40 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Yes, Fabulous! And semi-self-striping, too, I think!

The cuff-down socka are nice, too, so don't make them feel all neglected and sad, or they'll be all saggy when you wear them.

Happy New Year, hon!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

You know I think they're fabulous--favorite color + second favorite color = crazy yummy sock yarn. I recognized the colorway and yarn right away. For some strange reason, though, I don't own any yet. Must remedy that! Sorry about the anniversary--you celebrated Christmas early, you'll just have to celebrate this one a little late. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year to you both!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I've been tempted to buy that color way many times before.

Sorry to hear about the anniversary, I hope he's able to make up for it soon. Happy New Year. Hopefully 2006 will be a much better year.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This year will be great for you. If for no other reason than you will have FABULOUS socks to wear.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have very pretty feet, by the way.
sallyjo, who has ugly feet.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Definitely fabulous!!

I'm sorry your hubby won't be there for your anniversary, but think of it this way:

2005 is OVER!!! 2006 will be your year!!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I've always loved green and purple together...must investigate this yarn....

5:23 PM  
Blogger fig said...

Love the LL Jungle Stripe. Love purple & green--Figheadh colors. I have 2 skeins in my sock tote just waiting. Seeing yours make me even more giddy! Thanks for sharing. Keep showing your progress, please.
Happy 2006!

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous I say, fabulous!

Sue F

6:08 PM  
Blogger *jenna said...

Truly fabulous!

2:19 AM  

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