Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Incommunicado

Ack, and ack again. My internet has been down for more than a week, and so great silence has reigned from blogland. You're all talking, I just couldn't hear you. =/ And for some reason we can't ascertain, when you turn off the network hub computer, the internet comes through just fine. It took a bit to figure that out, and more than a couple of bad words, which I think I can be forgiven for, considering my addiction. And huzzah! I'm back, babee!

I was putting on my freshly washed socks this morning, and thinking, as I always do, "This is my favorite pair of socks." I love the fit, they're so comfy and snug and just right. They're STR, simple pattern, but they feel so good that they're the reason I make socks. Do you have a favorite pair like that, the pair that's doomed to get holes first, cuz you wear them so much? Well, these are mine, and because I blog, I took a picture:


I decided I couldn't possibly find a piece of carpeting without dog hair, since we're watching three other dogs, along with our own today, so I just gave up and put a dog in the picture. He looked very concerned to find feet next to him, didn't he? So I had to show him that socks next to ya can be good things:


He liked the lovin but, sad for him, once I snapped the picture, I got up and got on with my morning. Still, he's had a taste of handknit socks, and I'll probably have to watch him and my socks very closely now. Much like my first boyfriend, he's cute, but you can't trust him. Since I've started writing this, he's pulled down a pair of my daughter's pants from the clean clothes pile (of course) and made a bed with them.


See that nasty floor? I'll post pics of it on the internet, but if you came over, I'd keep you locked out til I got it vacuumed up. My standards are low, but apparently still there.

Oh, about socks... that's right. I got distracted. I found this sweet little pattern on Knitty, and I bought some beads the other day for socks, so it seems like a natural thing, along with this yarn. Pretty, no?


I was getting really excited about casting on, until I remembered these:


I better deal with Second Sock Syndrome first, I guess...

9 comments:

del said...

I love the STR colorway. With all those dogs, it has to be hard to keep the floor clean, lol. Don't worry, I don't notice stuff like that.

Carrie K said...

Poor teased puppy dog. Used as a model and then cast aside. No wonder he had to scrounge for....a bed. It all sort of falls apart, doesn't it? lol.

Cute socks! 2nd sock syndrome? There's a 2nd sock to knit? That explains why I have so few handknit socks.....

JohnK said...

Dog hair, spinning, any new ideas popping up?

Jennifer said...

Ah SSS, I have fallen into that too. I like the pairing of yarn and beads though! What a sweet face on the doggie!

LaurieM said...

Startitis is going around...

Rachel said...

I agree with Laurie...startitis is in the air. And what's wrong with that? You'll get back to those other socks--I say play with beads! :) no help am I?

AR said...

Awwww. He looks so cute. And so do your socks. :) I love the colors! Startitis is something we don't want to have? Uh Oh.

lobstah said...

Those socks do indeed look comfy, especially combined with a big fluffy dog. So cute!
The new socks are going to be adorable...good luck getting your "2nd socks" out of the way first ;)

Asaknitter said...

Glad to hear you got the Internet fixed - I see your predicament with the second socks, I too suffer from that... Are you starting another slawl knitting circle this summer?