Things Just Ain’t the Same


How great is Mr. Penney? The other night, I found this under my pillow:

Shibori book

 Granted, I found it under my pillow at 3 a.m. in the morning, but nonetheless, isn’t it great? The book is by Karren Brito and is a feast for the eyes. Trying shibori is one of the things on my miles long to-do list.

Ok, update on the Taiga socks:

Second sock progress

Do you notice anything different between the two socks? Let’s go in for a closer look to compare and contrast.

Taiga compare

There is a dark green blotch in the middle of the light green area of the yarn! Maybe this is way these skeins were up for sale on eBay. I think the reason why I didn’t notice this problem initially is because of the euphoria of getting new sock yarn caused me to wind this up right away without doing a close inspection. Lesson learned.

I shall persevere, though. (I sound so put upon!) Most people don’t notice my socks anyway. I have always point them out to people, with my receiving a strange look and then, “Uh, nice. Can you put back down your pants leg now?” (Which is better than getting, “Uh, nice. Can you put your pants back on now?”) I will definitely have to knit Mr. Penney another pair of socks now. (Not like these were the last socks he was ever going to get from me, but anyway.) Hopefully, I will finish them this weekend, and move onto other knitting that hasn’t turned into kind of a buzzkill.


3 responses to “Things Just Ain’t the Same”

  1. Ha ha ha, I get that same reaction when I go to show off my socks, too. I’ve even had one woman at work give me a strange look and s_l_o_w_l_y backed away from me before turning and waling away quickly. (???) Heh, see if I make her any socks for the holiday gift grab.

  2. Oh! Shibori! How cool! I recently showed a knitting friend a sock I wasn’t too happy with. She said, “Opal, this is going to be on your foot. How many people are going to examine your feet? I mean really examine your *feet*.” She might have a point, but I’m still not happy with them. Artist’s discretion I suppose. 🙂

  3. Mr.Penney is so sweet, I could hear Billy Crystal saying “True Love” from the Princess Bride when I read about your new book.
    I feel your sock angst and I do get uptight about matching socks that are in a definite sequence. These socks fall into my “artsy” category where almost anything goes. It’s all part of the “je ne sais quoi” of dyeing.
    I understand that you would feel better making Mr. Penney a better matched pair of socks and I look forward to reading all about them.