Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yarn Along

I finished my May socks before 11:59 p.m. on May 31, so I should be tickled pink.  But my ears are painfully full of pool water and I learned an important lesson today: don’t take a tired toddler swimming too close to bedtime, especially when the water is way too warm to be even remotely refreshing.  It was hardly a rewarding experience, and the ringing in my ears makes me want to never swim again.  And I’m a bonafide water rat.

It’s been a long, and less-than-easy day, and instead of finishing these socks by my self-imposed sock-of-the-month club deadline, I probably should have gone to bed early.  But I’m a determined knitter.

I’m also a determined before-and-after photographer, which is why I had to take my yarn along photo with my cell phone camera—I left my real camera in Nathan’s room after taking the “before” photo when I started re-installing his bedroom carpet.  It’s going to take me a while, especially if we keep deciding to go swimming after dinner.  If I’d stayed inside to work on the carpet, our house would be a little bit closer to "normal" and I wouldn’t have this terrible ringing in my swimmer’s ears.  Yes, both of them.

Without further ado, here are the aforementioned May socks.  They’re pretty darn awesome if I say so myself, even if it's close to 11:59 p.m. and I should be sleeping by now.  They’re tall, they’re stripey and they’re snug-fitting—all I wanted in my May socks!

I’ll post the free pattern on all. about. knitting. soon.  Until then,

Good knitting,


  1. Those. socks. are. soooooo. cool.

  2. Those socks are amazing! I love the stripes!
    Sorry for the bummer of a day, though.

  3. They're gorgeous! Can't wait to see the pattern. (I love your knitting blog almost as much as I love your regular blog...)

    Sorry your evening was so lousy, though. I hope today is better! xo

  4. Love, love, love those socks! I'm so very tempted to start on some socks... Hope your ears will recover soon!!

  5. Congrats on hitting your May sock goal, even if it did come at a high price! :) They are beautiful!

  6. These turned our great! I'm following you now. Check out my blog http://lacafetiere.blogspot.com/2011/06/yarn-along.html

  7. great socks! So bright and cheery!

  8. too good. it must have felt great to finish the socks on time and i am happy that ur day ended this way....after having a not so exciting evening....waiting to see ur next project....
    as mishu called these socks rainbow i thought of taking his reviews on this pictiure.....and this time he said,"these socks look nice".

  9. Aww, Himadri! Mishu's such a sweet boy.

    Thanks so much everyone for your comments on my May socks! Next up: a knitted market bag. I cast it on last night!

  10. Great socks!

    (By the way, my word verification was "pondshy"...fitting don't you think?)

  11. Oh they are so cheerful and nice! Great job and thanks for sharing with us!


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