On the way back to Iowa, I grabbed this WIP and starting trudging through the first sock. Amazingly, I finished. I didn't even plan on it. It wasn't that I had much left to do, but I was so busy worrying about packing that I didn't even obsess about how far I "should get" with a few hour car ride. It was kind of refreshing. I love not having deadlines.
Nature's thermostat is set back to winter again here. I don't like being cold, but there is something therapeutic about the way that the chimneys look smoking outside, while walking downtown in the crunchy snow. It's cold, but silent. I love that. Even the sky gives off a smokey grey-orange hue. It's time to snuggle up and hibernate again with a good book (Nicholas Spark's The Notebook) and some mocha. Maybe I'll even knit a little more of my "in between blahness" socks. To put it in other words, all of my stockinette socks will now be the socks I knit only when I have some spare time in between events. I don't have to worry about patterns, or dropping stitches while shoving it in my bag(it's just stockinette), or deadlines. It's just "me socks." It's just "brainless work" type of socks. And I'll have to admit...that's my favorite kind.
I'm starting to think I have a "one foot pose" thing going on. It's almost starting to be my thing as much as Rachel Ray's "EVOO." Here she be, guys. I think the pattern is cute and feminine. It will be a great Valentine's Day knit. Now, if I just write up the pattern, we can be on our way.
If you're wondering...the dress was from my senior prom dance. It's the most beautiful dress I've ever worn (and definitely the most expensive one I've ever bought). I'm glad to know that it served more than one purpose now.