oh, hahaha! we all thought it was so cute that the tree scum sock pulled that little tantrum yesterday by getting all narrow on me, but we were so relieved that i didn’t have to pull out the heel, right? he-he.
well i guess the pink ragg sock felt miffed or something—not getting enough attention or whatever. of course, it waited til this morning to make its supreme fussiness known.
you know how they are—they get you right before that first cup of coffee, when you innocently go to the computer to restart and check email while the brain food brews on the stove. let’s review.
here’s the sock yesterday, right?
see anything funny? anything about it that says “i’m not happy“? hmph. me neither.
how about now?
anything at all amiss?
ok, now check THIS out.
that’s what i get for crowing about how much i can get done while working on other things.
it really isn’t progress if it’s WRONG.
by 10am it looked like this. arrrgghh.
(don’t you just want to wipe that smirk right off of it’s smart little face?)
if it tells me one more time it was just ribbing me, i will.
oh well. more printing and updating today, so this gave me a chance to test out some of the great tips for keeping the heel flap an equal length on both sides.
(never call me a glass-half-empty kind of girl).
elsewhere, the mail goddess showed up again bearing Good Things.
debbie, from comments (but sadly blogless), turned me on to a new vendor, perl grey (affiliated with fleece artist somehow), after reading about my plans for the bee shawl. she excitedly emailed me to tell me they had a bee brooch, so i bit.
i was a little leary, not being a big fan of cutesy animal accessories, but what i found was very appealing. not cute, but something . . . different. primitive? no. folk art? no. modernist? maybe . . . i’m having trouble pinpointing the style, but who cares. or maybe you can help me out. anyway, take a look
they are somewhat menacing, but not quite. kinda like bee robots, yes? i can’t wait to put them on a cardigan. and then there was indeed a bee brooch
this is so perfect for the shawl i have planned it’s like the artist stole it out of my mind. it’s a hive—it’s a swarm—it’s a flower—it’s a mandala—it’s perfectly apt.
i’ve been examining options in shawl wearing lately, because i started wearing them more this year. i used to make them and give them all away, thinking i was not a shawl-wearing type. but then i tried it, and hey—these things are MUCH more comfortable than a coat. especially in the car.
the only problem is that when i
lurch from here to there walk around, they sorta don’t stay in place on my uber-narrow shoulders. i have to adjust a lot. and i absolutely hate tying them; the last thing i need on my chest is a big knot of knitted fabric. so i’ve been considering using pins to secure them.
i’m trying a couple of other styles, too
anyway, the package offered a bit of a balm. those socks can take a walk.