Socks Suck ~ Mountain Mama

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Socks Suck

A million years ago, I bought a pretty little sock yarn while on vacation. It looked a little like this in the skein:

Then I wound it into a ball and it looked like vomit.

Devastated, I tossed it into my black hole of sock yarn. More recently I purchased a basic little sock yarn and also tossed it into the blackhole, but to my amazement:

The basic little sock yarn and the vomitrocious sock yarn became friends.

So, I cast on:

My daylight is a little bit lacking, what with the 15 inches of snow expected.

And when I was done with the first sock, my hands seized up in terror because these socks used up a negligible bit of the puke-y sock yarn I needed to make a second sock. Because the very thought of knitting another sock was a bit repulsive.

Which is what you've all been waiting weeks for.

However, sock recipient (Vicious) looked at m with his darling, too long, blond curls and asked when his socks would be done. And I thought it would sound heartless to say "When you start losing all that great hair" (which I predict will be in his mid 20's).

So I finished the second sock. And now I'm done. I never want to knit another sock again.

At least not until after I knit this. Because it's the most useless thing in the world but so friggin awesome.


  1. Bah- screw the Greedo mask, go for C'thulu. THAT's a wintertime gem right there. *le Sigh* My nerdliness knows no bounds. lo.

  2. Oh yes, useless , but absolutely necessary! I realize that you can knit at lightning speed when it's only stockinette, but don't you get so bored? I thought you'd never finish knitting socks--how many pairs did you make?

  3. If it's any consolation, I love looking at your socks!

    By the way, would you like any tofurkeys on your header for Thanks Giving? LOL! Kidding, but maybe something for the next holiday or the one after that? I'll get you your wide header sans spider webs before Halloween is over.

    I need a header on MY site. I have no idea what to draw for it though.

  4. Ditto to Kerrie. I need a custom header but I have no idea what to do.

    To a non-knitter whose sort of a wannabe but has no time for another hobby, the socks are awesome. And I'm totally going to commission you next summer for matching fall outfits for the boys. Just so you know.

  5. Vomit yarn?! I'm dying! :o)~


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