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,