as you know, amad has made it perfectly clear that he loves his new socks. what none of us could imagine is that he is quite intent on never removing them.
he stands on them whenever one of us tries to get near . . . and if push comes to shove, he has two very strong hands to clamp over them
and it’s not just clowning around for the camera, trust me.
by this morning there was nothing left for it but to pile in the car and head for the yarn shop. can you believe that with all the yarn i carried out of the sock summit market, i have none with me to knit a pair of boy socks??
arggh, i just knew i should reconsider sending it ALL home . . .
fortunately we are lucky that las vegas has several nice yarn shops. the one we headed for today was gail knits. i thought one shop in a day was probably enough, but maybe on monday or tuesday we’ll try another
because folks, i think we have a budding yarn addict here. at first, he was a little shy in front of all the ladies at the knitting table, but once we got him in a secluded aisle full of sock yarn, he picked out four skeins before i could blink. we pared it down to two and he settled on the sofa to inspect one of them closely while the other was wound up for us into a very nice pull skein (love that yarn shops do this now).
when i looked over i saw a familiar sight and knowingly winked at david
yarn sniffing it a true sign of yarn love, as we all know.
i have to hand it to gail, the shop owner—as soon as she sized amad up she showed me the berroco sock with the glitter.
“oh no, i doubt it” i said.
but i was quickly proven wrong—after he got over the fact that we weren’t going to find more of the sock yarn he already had on his feet, his first choice was the blue metallic berroco—go figure.
(his other choices were green and brown, so it’s no like he doesn’t have the usual guy instincts).
back in the car we headed off to game stop to pick up an overdue birthday gift—a little something to keep him busy while i knit
which has been on his wish list for a very long while. this gave nan and i time in the afternoon to watch a movie together while i started the new socks.
i’m not sure how the steady diet of children’s video games is going to affect david, but he seems content enough to help amad get to new levels.
and it’s a good chance for amad to practice his english (his native language is swiss german and he speaks some thai as well, but he starts school in under two weeks, so the practice in english is good and david is a great model for it).
before the sock emergency became apparent, i focused most of yesterday on the sleeve of the gray maze sweater and have it about 2/3s complete now
i’ll probably finish it while i’m here, yay. that means i can sew it all up when i get home and finally be done with that sweater.
meanwhile, baby micah sleeps away most of the time that he’s not eating—he’s just not as compelling a conversationalist yet (but he’s super-cute!)
here he is enjoying a siesta yesterday under the new baby bee blanket i knit for him before i left ohio. i think he likes it . . .
and yes, kim at the woolen rabbit will offer a kit with choice of three gorgeous yarn colors. we will also be offering the pattern in the shop as a standalone item. stay tuned—all will be pulled together in just a couple of weeks (maybe sooner)!