Saturday, January 31, 2009

Accidentally Matching Socks

I rarely (if ever) plan to make a pair of sox where the hand dyed pattern would line up. Imagine my surprise when I saw that these were doing it themselves. This is not even sock yarn. I bought it somewhere back in the day and decided since it was superwash that it would quickly knit up and I was right. I used Swish Superwash for the heels and toes since I often wear just my socks at home and they will wear better with the heavier yarns.
January has been a productive month for my knits. Now that all the yarn that was in the potting shed has arrived back into the house and my new closet, I can see what I have and plan projects accordingly. And of course this means I don't need to buy any yarn since I can decide what to make based on what I have. But...
Yesterday I read on that a new yarn shop has opened across the street from my fave shopping spots...Lowe's and Hobby Lobby (and the liquor store). O my.
And I made the decision today to delete my Facebook account. It says everyone will miss me. I doubt it. I am right here.


  1. Yes, I think that facebook works best for the generations that text. Although it was neat to touch base with a few folks from high school, I'd much rather spend my time reading blogs of folks who have something interesting to say, commenting when I feel the urge, and blogging myself. I don't get facebook either!

  2. Marcia3:17 PM

    I lasted 5 hours on facebook!

  3. I love your socks! I find them easy to make when traveling and wonderful to wear.
    As for Facebook, the best thing I have found is that I've made contact with all my cousins from Australia. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be using it either.
    But I know where to find you and look forward to reading what you are up to every day.
    Happy Creating!

  4. Melody, I love your blog. Facebook is a chit-chatty kind of thing but blogspot really has soul. Can't wait to see what creativity you post next.

  5. LOL! I wondered what happened. I got back in town and poof! it was gone. I have mine to keep in touch with my kids. They never read my blog and that's okay. But it's the only way I see photos! I don't blame you! I don't want anything to take time away from your blogging and art!

  6. I lurv facebook, it's my connection to friends all over the country that I don't get to see plus people from years ago that I can reconnect with. Blogger is cool and I also blog on Vox, which is really cool. All of them are just good ways to connect. Seeing your socks makes me want to look up an online tutorial! I'm really going to need to try that soon!

  7. I just visited Hobby Lobby for the first time on Friday.... BIIIIIIIIIIIIIG! In Flagstaff, we only have Michael's to compare, and it's about 1/4 the size of HL. So we had to go all the way to Mesa, south of Phoenix. And then we went to Sally's fabric, which I didn't know even existed any more! Small town girl... and I still haven't figured out the allure of Facebook! Must be my age...

  8. I just love all the yummi socks I see around the blog world. Yours are looking so nice. I find myself wanting to knit again but truly it's something I was never very good at. I could never get my tension right...


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