Good help is so hard to come by these days. You bribe them with goodies and days at the pool and the help is still not cooperating! You beg on your knees for them to stay still (okay, so I have to be on my knees for the photo-shoot, but still) you would think they would help you model the little socks you have spent countless
4 hours knitting for them. But no, they always have something more important to do--like go down the slide, or ride the bike.
And then when you finally get them to sit down, they give you exactly what you ask...."Sweety, show me the socks" and she does just that...she lifts up her feet and smacks you on the nose and your trigger-happy finger pushes down on the button and you end up with the picture on the right.
They are adorable...no, not the socks, the kids! The socks though were a super fast knit. I started them last Friday at the theater on the waiting line to see Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (which btw was very entertaining). I knew that I had to get to the theater early and I didn't want to wait with idle hands so I took a little yarn and my dpns and I started this pair of socks for Little Benny.
Yarn: Scout's Swag in Fetching (worsted weight)
Needles: size 3 dpns (crystal palace)
Pattern: None, just made it up as I went, but it is a simple 36 stitch sock pattern. It has a 2 x 2 ribbing and then straight stockinette for the body. A flap heel done over 18 stitches and a shaped toe with decreases at each side to tapered the tube.
Satisfaction level: 10 :). I am happy with them and Little Benny seems to like them too. Next on the knitting agenda: a pair of socks for Wonderboy who needs a new pair of black socks (to wear with his suit on Sundays).
But don't go yet, I need some help. I recently received a gift certificate (earnings from my Amazon store) to Amazon, it is not a large amount but it is enough to buy a book or two. I have plenty of knitting books but I think I am missing some to complete my library. Which of these three books do you recommend the most? I already have all the Treasury books, so I am covered in that area. Please, help me choose, or if you know of another classic great knitting book out there, let me know.