the joy of socks

grandcarriage's picture

Well I just got back from SF Stompede dance convention with the ever wonderful Steve, aka Bug or "BUG-WUG" { my friend who was one of the ASL interpreters. Did I hand off my Sockwars socks to my victim who lived there? Of course not! I brought them back up to Portland with me and just stuck them in the mail. When I got home, I found out that I had been "Killed" by my NY assasin, and that her socks looked NOTHING like mine. Of course, I have to look at the pattern and figure out if I did something wrong. Although the socks I received have some obvious "BURPS" in the pattern, I love them. Very cool. I knit some obnoxiously colorful socks using the same pattern but taller and in a K3 P3 rib. Got one full sock done on the trip down and back (1 1/2hrs each way=3 hours total) much to the amazement of the flight crew and fellow passengers... I used to HATE FLYING, and now it is, OH BOY! Guilt free knitting time! "Look at me... I am so much more productive than you...playing solitaire on your laptop!"

Pictures to follow,


Bill's picture

Wish I'd known you were

Wish I'd known you were here... several of us from the list could have arranged to meet you...
and even two-step!


MMario's picture

I'm turning green here, for

I'm turning green here, for two reasons - one the thought of a nice trip flying somewhere...(I'm in a hinterland - it's about 1.5 hours to the "local" airport - exclusive of any time spent waiting for flights, checkin etc. makes it easier to drive anyplace within 4 or 5 hours)

and secondly - for the speed to be able to knit a sock in 3 hours!!!!!!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.

kylewilliam's picture

OK - the comment about guilt

OK - the comment about guilt free knitting time on airplanes cracked me up! thank you for making me laugh out loud (while at work, causing a coworker to ask what I was doing!) ... {oh nothing, just reading a knitting site instead of doing my work!} I love knitting on planes too! - just did on the trip to vegas this past weekend in fact - didn't get much done because the flight is only an hour... but it's definately something that I MUST have with me when I travel!-