This is what started that chain reaction
Thuja socks, Cherry Tree hill Supersock, Finished 4/10/08 because this arrived from Jessie…..
A Piece of Vermont Superwash Colonial in Still Waters……
Which I ripped the ball band off almost immediately and wound so I could look through my 5,463 sock books to pick out a pattern. That I wanted to knit this yarn into. Fivethousandfourhundredsixtythree books. Nada. Nothing. Nope.
Then, I looked on Ravelry. Where there is a gagillion sock patterns. No problem. I’ll find one here.
Big sigh. Watch Idol. Yarn sits besides me. Go to bed.
Get up this morning and I’m reading a few blogs and I find this pattern. I go into my yarn room. I must have this book. I know I have this book. I look.
I don’t have this book.
I go to work. I work. I have a mini stroke on the left side, due to work conditions I can’t discuss here and twitch for the greater part of the day, but I have a plan.
I’m going to the big bookseller after work. Don’t stop home. Don’t pass go. Just get to the bookstore.
I get the last copy of Favorite Socks that they have. And because I’ve been reading so much about it, A Fine Fleece (only copy they had of that too!) finds it’s way into the bag as well.
I plan on making the Diagonal Cross Rib Socks from that book. And I realize – yes, I’ve looked through the book many times while at the Big Bookseller, but have always assumed I had most of those patterns in my back issues of the magazine. Well, I don’t. So I just bought it. And I can tell there are at least three other socks I’d make from this book – and it is nice not to have to go clawing through my back issues searching for a pattern that is so nicely available in that book. I wish I remember what blog I saw the sock on this morning that prompted that moment when I knew that was the pattern that would look best on this sock yarn.
This week has sucked the life right out of me at work – it’s just one of “those” weeks where friday seems like it is down a long, narrow hallway and you’re running full tilt to get to it, only to have it move further and further away. Lot’s and lot’s of mentally exhausting stuff. Doesn’t happen to often, either.
Tomorrow? Rain. Knitting Group. And Rain. And working on the website! And probably more rain.
And Knitting those socks, of course.