Friday, July 4, 2008
When life hands you stress....make socks!
Every since I discovered you can crochet socks I've become that lady.
You know the one you see either on the bus, the subway, the local little league game...driving down the road....holding knitting needles with a ball of yarn trailing behind her.
I'm hooked literally on this new discovery and I can't stop.
If I didn't have enough other types of yarn already I am now collecting sock yarn faster than my belly button collects lint.
Luckily, my family and friends aren't annoyed with this latest obsession. Instead, they love it. Because instead of the boring socks everyone hates getting for Christmas, these socks are what my sister-in-law Tara deemed "funky and fun."
It's amazing how many textures, colors and color combos true sock yarn comes in. My friend Kim received a pair featuring calming shades of greens and browns. My friend Beth picked out some funky yarns in bright hues of orange, green and blue complete with odd squiggly appendages woven into the yarn.
I just completed a pair for my mom that she is in love with. Bright pinks with a smattering of white, lavender, light green and yellow adorn these tootsie toasters.
And the list goes on.
I have so many people who have asked me to make them socks I'm not sure when I'm going to have time to make some for me.
Luckily though I still have a sensible (scrooge) side. I realized that I can't afford to "foot" the bill for all of this sock yarn and instead have agreed to make socks in exchange for the purchase of sock yarn.
It's amazing what we yarn-a-holics will do for a little taste of what we like.