Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Help. Me.

Who knew that test knitting would be addictive? Or maybe it's just Anne's patterns. Either way, I have (shamefaced look) offered to test knit the new Marie Antoinettes, otherwise known as the Bee Socks.

Funny story. I told Rick that I was going to get to knit the bee socks, and he said to me, "That's OK, honey. I guess you have to prove yourself as a knitter to people first." It took me a second to realize that he thought I was going to get to knit the B socks (as opposed to the A socks). I about fell out of my chair, I was laughing so hard. Ah, husbands...

Anyway, so I'm taking on another one. But I figure, a) I'd just bought that new sock yarn that I showed you all recently (the Schaeffer Anne) and it was the perfect warm orangey honey color and I had to use it up, right? I mean, I wouldn't want to suffer a Stash Increase (snort with me now), and b) I love these socks so much that I'd knit them at some point anyway, so why not now?

I mean, it's not like it's the end of classes. And it's not like I have piles of papers to grade. Or hiring committees to sit on. Or meetings to attend. Or anything. Nope, not me. What are you looking at? Step away from the crazy lady.

So, the hem is done and I'm on to the cuff. It's not much to show, but here:

I love it. It's so very ornate and, well, exuberant. Sometimes it's important to celebrate exuberance in life, don't you think? Even if it's just on our feet.

6 comments:

Bea said...

Absolutely important!

Marianne said...

Especially if it's on our feet! Are you kidding?
Lucky you! I've been swooning over those over at Anne's while she's been knitting one... sweet!
That was a funny story... husbands certainly can be funny when it comes to the knitting.

Stell said...

exuberant feet! what a perfect expression! And the B socks? what was he thinking? Now clasps,
my blog post with links to the ones I ordered is here
http://knitknitfrog.blogspot.com/2007/10/slow-progress.html
but on ravelry in the knittech forum, there was also a bit of a discussion and some other links suggested which might be worth checking.

Anne said...

LOVE the socks! And that's such a gorgeous colorway, too. It'll be very cheering in long meetings.

http://mymiddlenameispatience.typepa.com said...

It's very ornate and I love it.

That's hilarious about your husband! Perfect retort from a knitting linguist's spouse, you know?

Carrie K

anne said...

i never knit socks with schaefer anne (only lace shawls) but it looks really nice!