Monday, June 25, 2007

Finally, Worthy of the Name!!!!

I am pleased to announce I finally have a *oc* worthy of the name - SOCK!!!! Some time ago, after much grief, I vowed never to mention the name sock again, but instead to only name those whose name must not be mentioned as *oc*. I have finally knitted an *oc* worthy of the name. These are from Interweave Press' "Favorite Socks, 25 Timeless Designs," Embossed Leaves Socks found on page 31. (My husband, David, wanted me to acknowledge he was the one who took the picture of my sock. Whatever!!!!)

I cannot say my faith has been completely restored. I have had a season of experiencing the frustration, the demoralization, the utter disappointment and unprecedented all out deceit of misbehaving *oc*s. One success is not enough to heal my heart and soul of the rejection and abandonment I have received at the hand (foot) of *oc*s. However, there is a small glimmer of hope as I am also in the process of knitting Jaywalkers for a gift. Thus far they too are behaving, however, we all know how they can turn on you in an instant.

I have joined the Tour de Fleece. In honor of the Tour de France (you know how I feel about all things French). We vow to spin every day the Tour de France is taking place. Only resting on their rest days. Come on spinners, take the challenge. Think of all the wonderful yarns that can be produced during this time. It will be good for me. I need a goal to get me spinning on a regular basis. Spinning does a body good!!!

I found a really neat program for my Palm. It enables me to keep track of what row I am on and where I am in the pattern for any knitted or crocheted item. And I can have a file for each project in process. I just name it and there it is in my list. Cool huh? No more stickies, note pads or writing on patterns for me. It is called CountAble and can be found here.

Oh yeah, please pray that the mate to my beloved sock will follow suit and wish to be joined in happy matrimony with the aforementioned sock. I so want a pair of socks and not an *oc* and a sock.

6 comments:

Tabitha said...

Your sock looks great, good luck on the match :) I have faith in ya!

Roseann said...

I love your sock, it is beautiful! I don't see much chance for second sock syndrome as it is so exquisite. I look forward to seeing your Jaywalkers, I didn't have much luck with mine.

Holly said...

Now that's a pretty sock! Good job :~)

Traci said...

Great sock! Very pretty. Tell me more about the Tour de Fleece. I have a ton of llama that needs to be spun.

Peggy said...

A sock worthy of it's name, Hooray! Hope the second one goes just as smoothly!

That charting program sounds perfect. If I had a palm that is.

Alpaca Granny said...

Wow - the possibility of 2 socks is awesome to me. I have 3 half pair now....
The new sheep are called BabyDoll SouthDowns. Very small but good fiber.