Thursday, April 06, 2006

Exploring in the land of sock...


As you can see, I have finished one sock, about half of the other, and am well on my way to another FO for 2006. This is the first time I have knit with Cherry Tree Hill, and it is great. It has been in my stash for over a year, and I finally got brave enough to undwind the hank. This is one of the few items I have knit for myself, and before you ask - yes, my feet are shaped like that sock...

CTH is wonderful to knit with, and it feels great on. I LOVE the feel of merino wool, and the weight is just perfect. It took me a long time to love to knit socks, but I have arrived. The first pair was for DH, and the rat lost that pair - guess how cold it has to be in Hell before he gets another pair??? He actually will get another pair (just not right now) as I am in a period or righteous indignation about the LOSS OF A PAIR OF HAND KNIT SOCKS! I understand a five-year-old losing socks; however, how does a forty-year-old man LOSE SOCKS??? Because it was truly an accident, and he really is sorry, I may choose to forgive him and knit an additional pair or so in the future, but nothing is concrete as of yet.

I have discovered from my extensive internet research that most knitters have supervisors of some sort, and many of them are of the feline variety. My favorite bloggster FKD has a beautiful exotic shorthair named Pumpkin - he even has photo ops and blogging privileges. From the grapevine, my supervisor (a sassy Siamese named Natty) has heard of the injustice that has been done to her, and is demanding credit for her work in the knitting world. As you can see, the supervisor and reigning queen is not amused. Credit has been given too late and too little. The above socks will probably have to be removed from the knitting bag in the middle of the night, given a series of good bunny kicks, and possibly even a little treatment with the teeth could be in order. I now have to go hide the knitting bag from Natty...

5 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Indeed, Natty does not look pleased! I'm sure she can be appeased by more face time and knitting / writing credits.

lllinda said...

Woohoo Natty Cat! Strut you stuff!

Debi said...

Great socks, Terri!

Thanks for the shout out BUT the P-Man's an EXOTIC SHORTHAIR not a Persian! An Exotic is a Persian in everyway....body shape, flat face, ect. but Exotic's have short, non-matting hair. My two cats (who both died last year) were a Himalayan and a Persian and I used to get them shaved every 3 months because of the hair!! But Pumpkin is perfect! :)

Give Natty a good chin scratch to appease her from me!

Pam! said...

Poor Natty! Just remind her that face time isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's going to have to be awake, groomed, and sparkly all the time now. Her adoring public will demand photos constantly!

janine said...

Natty doesn't look very happy does she ( but then all cats seem to have a special look of distain that they only use on the pople they love :-)