Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Swell Enough Socks

You know Christmas is coming, and you know that school is getting busy when I start to crank out the socks. I am just ploughing through them... Some, admittedly are Christmas gifts which I suppose I will not post for now (maybe sneak them in a little later and pretend they're for me) but most of the socks coming off the needles these days, are for me.
I just had this overwhealming urge to spruce up my sock wardrobe a tad.
Now, don't get me wrong... I have plenty of wool socks. Handknit no less and I'll give you a glimpse of them someday... but not today dear friend. Not today.
Today is for my latest accomplishment out of this yarn. (this is kind of like a "Where's Waldo")

I have found myself drawn to far more subdued colours as of late.
I was always the first to gravitate towards the electric pink and shocking yellow sock yarns, but I have come to realize that when I wear those socks, I have to coordinate my whole outfit around, MY SOCKS.
That's crazy.
I know.
I feel like... I could be the only one that does that, but maybe I'm wrong.
In any case, when I saw sock yarn that was simply black and white, suggesting that I could be sporting zebra striped socks... I went bananas.
It's a more subdued sort of zany.
Black and white go with everything. But it's animal print.
I love.
It's probably just a phase though.
I'll be back in my hot pink socks in no time.

And here you have it.

In the meantime, I have been chugging along on some socks out of this yarn...

That currently look like this.

In regards to the comment that Helga left asking what exactly a "Daddy sweater" is... I came up with this.

"Daddy sweaters" are what our fathers wore when we were wee tykes and we associate these sweaters with them. Just because they wore them when we were wee tykes does not necessarily mean that they are out of style, they are just what our dad's wore. They're classic. Those sorts of sweaters were also worn by our mothers, our grandmothers, our aunts, our uncles... but we just call them "Daddy sweaters". What kids want to wear to "be more like dad". At least, that's the kind of sweater I was aiming for when I knit it for dear Maggie.

Kind of like when my brother was a kid and he had a toy car that loosely resembled this one.

It was referred to as his "Daddy car" although my dad has never owned a red car and at least in my brother's memory, has never driven one that really even looked like that. It was still his "Daddy car" none the less.
Come to think of it... I don't think my dad ever owned a sweater that even really looked like the one shown above either...
You get the point though.


sharon said...

I love your zebra socks! They are right up my street.

Anonymous said...

Great looking socks! Have you ever considered opening your own shop?Your enthusiasm is very contagious...I'm off to work on my aloe vera socks!
Love Jean Marie

helga said...

o.k. i get it!
thanks for the explanation, makes perfect sense.
your dad would look rather sharp in one of those.
socks are the greatst, aren't they!? we can play out all our fantasies without too great an outlay in time or money.
great zebras!
what yarn?

Anonymous said...

The zebras are GREAT but the mellow rainbows are pretty funky too. I really need to take up knitting one of these days. It looks/sounds like so much fun. Maybe I could match socks and a daddy sweater. Throw on a t-shirt and a pair of jeans with the socks and sweater and I'd be co-ordinated without having to think about it!


Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn-duh. I like your post about Daddy Cars. You should talk about me more often. -Ben, your loving brother.