Monday, February 11, 2008

If a Rolling Stone

Gathers no moss then I have one seriously mossy stone. My kidney stone has not moved. It's there. Causing trouble. The Squid calls it my Rock and asks me often "How's your Rock, Mamma? Where is it now?" and then she admonishes "You'd better drink more water, Mamma, or you're just going to get more rocks."


Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you the shortest-lived socks ever. Too much of our family illness has killed them. there's not even really enough left to darn anymore. I'm throwing them away.

Luckily I've found a way to not hate making socks so much. This is Cherry Tree Hill DK sock yarn, from my sister's lively gift certificate. I've found that knitting socks on 3s is easier for me than on 0s. And besides, I really do prefer a thicker sock. There's not as much DK sock yarn out there (and from now on i will never use a yarn without nylon!) but I don't care. Two at a time, on size 3 needles, I can manage.

I got some Henry's Attic Pigtail Cotton in two weights. I actually got this about a month ago but just got around to fondling it. The thinner weight is the same stuff I used to make the Squid's blue chenille bunny. I got a little of each to play around with. Who knows.


Blogger tiennieknits said...

Poor poor sock. Poor poor you! I hope you're not in too much pain!

3:46 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes I agree, nothing smaller than a size 3 makes socks slightly more doable, but not much...I've really grown to loathe them!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

All that work, for so short a life span! While I've done many baby socks, I've only made 1 pair of adult socks and they were in aran weight ... oh yes, I also have 1 completed sock for myself, which will likely never see a mate ... I felt like I was knit forever and getting nowhere!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

I so wish that stone would budge! Argh!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

So sorry about your "rock". I hear those are not fun.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Oh boy - my cousins say the same thing to my Aunt all the time. It gets to her too...
I'm sorry it's still bothering you. Eek.

It's kind of great to see handmade socks so well used!

4:23 PM  
Blogger SagePixie said...

What the heck happened to your hand?!? Why have you not blogged about it? I hope you and all your digits are ok...

4:26 PM  

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