Monday, August 13, 2007

Monkey monday and those dancey people again

The Monkey Socks are done and in record time (for me)! They're really snuggly buggly, I think I really like this sock knitting thing. JJ (one of the party people see below) was asking me about this fascination with hand knit socks after she saw pictures of my socks while going through the camera 9she also reads this blog - hi JJ!). I've often wondered to myself how I could spend $20 on yarn, hours upon hours working, ripping and re-working a pattern only to end up with a simple pair of socks that I could have purchased for less than 5 dollars. But when I have these anti-knitting thoughts I quickly dismiss them, pick up another hank of yarn, fondle it and go on about my merry way. Trying to explain the joy of knitting, especially sock knitting, to a non-sock lover, well that's just damn near impossible! Ahh well, just one of life's little mysteries, some will get it and some won't I suppose.

And on to the party.....

It was Nikki's (pink tank top) 30th birthday this weekend so her mom threw a birthday BBQ for her. There were a few beer runs, some singing along and a lot of laughing. All in all, good times!


At 8/14/2007 2:15 PM, Blogger Jana said...

and don't forget nothing feels as good as handmade socks when you wear them! the store bought ones just can't compete! fun bbq pics!

At 8/15/2007 6:22 PM, Blogger Kate said...

Once again, in awe of the sock production. Don't try to justify loving socks. It's about as profitable as wondering why one knits scarves. Ya just do it cos it's fun.

At 8/16/2007 8:39 PM, Blogger J.J. said...

Hi Traqua!!
I DO get it about knitted scarves.. and blankies.. and GLOVES... and just about everything else like even handbags.. but I think I just generally am not really into socks in general. I do admire them though - they look great! I just don't want to hand wash them after they've been on my feet - any more than I want to hand wash a knitted cocksock.

At 8/17/2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

I was having trouble wording your non-sock love. I know it's an across the board feeling about all socks, not just hand knits, but you make up for your non-sockyness with your love of all other handknits! Oh, and I think you would surely need to handwash your cocksock, unless it was knit from superwash merino.


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