...which despite their appearance in the picture are the grapiest grape color you've ever seen. Think grape Bubble Yum, purple crayons or Barney. [AND they were clearanced at $5! ]All these contributing factors point to one thing. Spring is on its way!!!! Must make a note to buy marbles, jacks and a jump rope...it won't be long now!
Here's another purple thing; well, two actually. These are the sock toes I started in class last Tuesday. Despite being commanded to have them finished along with 7" (14 inches total!)of sock foot done by Tuesday (Yes, day after tomorrow, I know...) they look much the same as this photo from class five days ago. I knit and I knit and I knit and nothing happens. I swear to God! The socks don't get longer and the yarn doesn't diminish (although it tangles fabulously thank you very much). This would be a great sock knitting technique to use if you were on a strict yarn budget and lived in a warm climate where you never intended to actually wear a pair of hand knit socks. You could just knit happily forever. No yarn would be harmed in the making. No socks would be produced, but you could still stitch to calm your nerves.
But since I live in a cold climate and intend to wear the socks someday, and am a good girl who does everything she's told, this technique is having the opposite effect on me. I'm freaking out that I won't get my homework done on time, thus not being prepared to learn to turn the heel, thus not completing my socks, thus making the knitting teacher snicker and insult me in front of the class as well as talk to the entire knitting community in snide undertones behind my back... until everyone on the planet just points and jeers when I walk by, and my photo will be posted on every yarn shop wall labeling me a colossal failure and the worst possible example of a slacker knitting class student known to man. They'll all see to it that I never knit in this town again...or any other!!!! Pant...pant...pant...er....ahem...or something.... Sometimes my mind works in mysterious ways. Must be all of the chemicals from this:
That's right, I've crossed over the the light side. I've begun growing my hair out into a longish bob for the first time in eons. It's growing about as quickly as those damn socks! Patience has never been my strong suit! I got highlights last week and WOW! They came out more 'all over lights' and now I'm blond! Just in time for that warm spring weather I was mentioning. Now to see if I have more fun like they say. I'm hoping not! I don't know if I could take it!