well i have been making socks but nothing i can post anywhere. too many secrets. :-)
i am trying to get a few done today. why? because TOMORROW is the start of Sock Madness2 of course!
i am a tennessee twisted sister in the group divisions.
i have not picked my yarn. i am torn. and my Art Walk Sock Yarns ar calling to me......
see dont they call to you too?
neither one fits the "scary" yarn suggestion for the sock pattern. so they will have to wait. soo pretty.... i wonder what april's yarn will look like.
this poem was too good to not share:
THE EVE OF SOCK MADNESS
‘Twas the Eve of Sock Madness, and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The yarn balls were wound in their basket with care, In the hope that the pattern soon would be there.
The knitters were nestled all snug in their beds While visions of toe-up socks danced in their heads, They’d learned about short-rows, they’d practised each heel Till the whole lot was mixed up like wild eightsome reels.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, They sprang from their beds to see what was the matter. Away to the windows they flew like a flash, Threw open the shutters, and flung up the sash.
When what did their horrified eyes there espy But the pattern come early, through the dark night-time sky. It waltzed round the garden, it flickered like flame, But try as they might, they could not read its name!
Was it Toe Up? Or Cuff Down? Or Sideways? Or Tricksy? With Cables? Or Laceweight? Or Entrelac-Fixée? Was that Colourwork? Slipstitch? A Picot Cuff-uffle? They couldn’t see clearly, the tension was AWFUL.
Then down through the sky came a soft soothing sound, That echoed its music the whole garden round. ‘Twas the sound of the midnight bell, brought by moonbeam, And they realised at last – it had all been a dream.
So back to their cosy beds, knitters they crept, And pulled up the covers, and once again slept, Until morning broke in with its sunshine so gay, And they woke and cried out, ‘IT IS SOCK MADNESS DAY!’
Celtic Memory Jo, March 2008