Monday, May 21, 2007

And it's Monday again

Usually, in the morning, I get up, grab the coffee and turn on the computer. It's pretty much automatic. Then I spend the next half hour snarling and complaining that I can't read one paragraph without someone asking me a question, and for goodness sake, people, I'm just *trying to wake up*! This morning my computer connection was down, and I picked up a sock I was trying to finish up. We had such a nicer morning! So blog reading will be saved for when I'm already awake, and I'm going to let the calm stitches of a sock ease me into my day... Here's a picture of KnitPicks Redwood sock yarn, 100% merino wool, that I wound this morning. My husband and I had a nice convo while he unwound from the skein, and I rolled it into a ball. See how I'm trying to perfect the ball winder look? I have a long way to go, but it's better than my first efforts! HeeHee.



I just came back from chaperoning a Girl Scout trip this weekend. We went to the zoo, McD's, a children's museum, saw Shrek 3, played Stiff as a Board, Light as a Feather (where you get the kids to lift each other up with just their fingers), and pulled innocent little pranks on other kids in different rooms. Sweet! I missed the Truth-or-Dare game, and I guess it was all about boys and who liked whom. Dangit. I could go back to those days.... much fun, wasn't it? High school? Not so much. Just before high school? Very fun. Besides, I've been wanting to weasel this information out of my daughter for some time now.

Here's the new Sockotta socks. Pictures have too much flash, but hey, it's early.

10 comments:

Tala said...

Cute socks! Sounds like you had a good weekend, too! Too bad y'all didn't get a chance to watch Princess Bride (hee hee!)

It's funny, I always get in this space where I don't want to go to therapy because "I can handle it myself" and I don't want to be embarassed by having to go, and then I hear about SO many women who either are going through or have been through depression and/or anxiety, and it's so sad to think about all these women - and then to think about how many must be going through it alone, without treatment or someone to understand. So sad. I'm lucky my hubby understands (or, if he doesn't understand, he at least tries to!)

Julie said...

I remember chaperoning a GS sleepover. It was held at the Boston Science Museum and each troup "slept" in a different room of the museum. It was fun except that I got NO sleep; the other two adults were smart enough to bring those egg crate mats to put under their sleeping bags and they selpt like babies!

Bridget said...

The socks are very cool! I like the color combo.

Cheryl said...

That's the same Sockotta I used for my first pair of real socks! Unfortunately they turned out too big for me, but my husband loves them.

LaurieM said...

Warning! Knit Picks merino felts like crazy! Wash them very gently. Wear them gently too, come to think of it.

I like your Socketta socks too. There's something satisfying about just a plain pair of socks.

Romi said...

Nice socks! :)

AR said...

Love the color of your yarn ball. I'm so glad you went on the GS trip. It made me feel better about not being able to be there. :)

p.s. On Wednesday you have to remind me to tell you who was at the concert on Friday! So Funny!

Asaknitter said...

Wow, your hubby helps you wind your yarn - now, I'm jealous. I love the socks.

Brigitte said...

Oh, those are great socks! How'come my past attempts with self-striping yarn never turned out as nice as that?!?

Jennifer said...

I'm chuckling over the kids asking you questions right away. Sounds like my life.