Retail therapy....


(Click on the picture to go to my Flickr for the description of each skein)

My bf cheated on me on Shrove Tuesday and broke up with me over the phone on Ash Wednesday. I could see it coming already, so I'd been fortifying myself since the beginning of the week with Retail Therapy on an array of sock yarns (I'm on a StAL 07 yarn diet, with the exception to sock yarns, since they don't count as stash....but we all know that, don't we? *LOL*).

There are actually two more skeins that I acquired on Friday, but I'll post that later on.

The very first skein had already been transformed into this:

Toe-up socks on Magic loop

Started: 19th February 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: Regia Nodic Colour 4-ply sock yarn, colour #5510 "Trondheim"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1/#2 Addi Turbos
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On

The picture's a bit older now, because I've finished that one sock already (*mental note: bind off toe-up socks loosely!!*) and am almost half way through the foot of the second one.

Anyway, hope y'all are having a great weekend!


Celowin's picture

I'm sorry to hear about the breakup. It sounds very ugly and painful, even if you were prepared for it.

The yarn looks like fun. I personally tend to knit with solid-colored yard so that I know exactly how something is going to turn out. Looking at that sock, though, makes me think it could be fun to try to knit something and let the colors fall where they will.

ronhuber's picture

I too feel bad for you about the breakup. However, you know everything happens for a reason and maybe the reason in this case is that you needed more yarn. OR you are now free and might meet in the next week your soul mate. Be positive. AND be thankful that you knew your expartner and you had the experience of breaking up. I love knitting socks with regia because I keep going wanting to see how the next colour part turns out. Good luck.