Sonnet Stitches

Knitting, mostly. With occasional kvetching, lots of adventures, gratuitous cat photos and a healthy appreciation for the absurd.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Winter 07 035
Originally uploaded by sonnetstitches
These are so fast, and so adorable, and so warm. Fastest baby gift in the west! I really like them in the space-dyed pastels, because you never know what color they will turn out. I have a fabulous picture of the mom-to-be "modeling" her socks on her pregnant belly, but I can't post it because I have a thing about posting the faces of my friends on my blog when they don't actually know I have a blog. (Note this means if you're reading this and you squirt mayonnaise in your mouth or
borrow your dog's Halloween costume
, you are fair game).

I am almost finished with some grownup socks, and I am wishing I could knit faster. My dexterity goes way, way down when my hands are cold. My typing speed goes down by about half, so I can only imagine my knitting mojo is just as bad.

I have many, many things to be thankful for and I'm mad at myself for not doing a Thanksgiving entry (especially since Carmen's was excellent, and included a montage of friends, family, and the all-important, discontinued, and elusive orange Trekking XXL). There are a lot of things I should be doing differently in my life, and so I'm trying to get a jump on my New Year's resolutions early. For example, I had a giant salad for lunch and I went to spinning class and worked out hard core even though there was imminent threat of crippling ice storms. I have high hopes of looking like myself again by next Christmas. I mean, enough is enough.