Saturday, September 15, 2007

At What Point Does It Classify As An Obsession?


I have fallen head over heels (pun intended) in love with knitted socks.
If you read this blog at all, you know my mother has knitted me socks for years. You also know that I have recently learned how to do this for myself. I like to snack while on the computer, and surf for inspiration. This morning, I came across the Runs With Needles blog, and the photo at left. Talk about inspiration! I love these! The moment I saw this sock, I knew I had to find some yarn like this, which then made me recall the dream I had last night. I dreamed I was in one of our local craft discount stores, in their yarn section. The last time we were there, Betty saw a yarn that has aloe vera impregnated into it, intended for socks. I also remember how beyond our budget it was.
My first thought upon awakening was, 'great, now I'm dreaming about making socks!'
Needless to say, I can't wait to get to Len's Mills again.

I have another project on the needles, but because it is a gift for a friend, and I think she reads this blog occasionally, I can't tell you about it. But I can tell you it suits her, and it is very colourful. That, and I can't wait to get it finished! As I get more of it completed, I'll see if I can take photos that won't reveal too much of what it is.
A couple of months ago, I came across a cute little animation on youtube. It really makes one think about the fine line between a hobby and an obsession.
The Last Knit
Another knitting obsession of mine is Knitty.com
Helpful, funny, cool and whimsical all at the same time. I can't wait for each issue to come out. I have found some great time wasters, free patterns I can't wait to try, wonderful techniques, inspiration and ...whew!
Go check 'em out, I'll bet you come away just as addicted as I am.
Betcha.

1 comment:

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

Beautiful colorway & sock! I'm loving the ribbing along that sort of colorway! Great work. You may need a 12 step program for socks!