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.