Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Greetings with Socks

New Year's greetings to all of you! I rang in the year at a small gathering of friends, most of whom I had been with to ring in 2000, so it was interesting to think of all the changes we had been through. I am lucky that I still have my knitting, my constant companion, to keep me on an even keel. I know many of you find knitting a real help in your life--it keeps us from ever being bored, it calms us in times of stress, and most important, for me at least, it provides us with a way to meet new people and make some wonderful new friends. So, to start the year I would like to thank everyone who is hanging in there and reading this blog for being there. I am glad to know many of you in person, and I feel like I have gotten to know many of the rest of you through your own blogs, Ravelry, Facebook, e-mail, etc. Our connections with others are precious, and I think it's pretty cool that an "old-fashioned" thing like knitting cam combine with new technologies to bring people closer. I will keep knitting on, hoping it leads to some small measure of peace and understanding among people everywhere!

Oh, and I finished an Angee sock. Look how pretty it is hanging on a red wall in our media room. I think these are going to be a wonderful pair once the other one is done.

The pattern is not bad to do, but it is one of those where you need to have the chart in front of you at all times, so I can't work on this as quickly as I would like--there are lots of places where I knit where I can't hold on to my pattern easily!

On the other hand, I can knit these socks for my sister just about anywhere, even though I think I am going to add a little twist to the leg. I'll show it to you when there is more of it. At least I got a photo of the sock in progress, finally. I've named the socks "Bruce" because I was watching Bruce Springsteen on a TV program while doing the heel, as you can see.

I am liking the yarn a lot. It is definitely black for the most part, but I like the white and tan striping. I hope it is what my sister is looking for. If not, I will certainly take them! These are not in your face or overly exciting, but they are nice, interesting socks. I will enjoy finishing them.
Well, I am from the southern part of the US (Gainesville, Florida), so I have to go cook some black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread, because that is what we eat on New Year's Day. I will help Lee take down the Christmas decor and other holiday stuff, too. Then, I'm going to start that second Angee. If I can get another sock done this weekend (and that should be quite possible), THEN I will start another project...probably those gloves I mentioned. Then I have to figure out whether a Shetland shawl or a sweater I've been wanting to make for a long time is next...stay tuned.

Let's hope for better times for all of us.


  1. Doh! Cornbread is what I forgot to make. Jared made black eyed peas, which I don't like but he made me eat some anyway, and ham, which was tasty, and I made rice. Neither of us like collard greens, but we have a salad planned for dinner.

  2. Gainesville! i lived there for seven years during college and grad school at UF! And I lived in Sarasota for 10 years before that!

    And some day I'm going to have to have you teach me how to do toe-up socks. I cannot manage it from looking at books.

  3. Tina--with your busy day, I can't believe you made such a meal. And holy cow, Hokdardner, I didn't know that about you--I did my undergrad at UF, then moved to Illinois for grad school. And yes, I would be happy to show you the socks.

  4. Dear Suna, I hope 2010 will be a nice, great, beautiful year for you with all the happiness you want. I thank you for all the wise knitting logs and though I don't have enough time to react every time, I do read you.

  5. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....


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