Friday, October 27, 2006

i am kicking christmas ass

I probably just jinxed myself, but my dad's Log Cabin Socks (from Handknit Holidays) are going so incredibly fast. I started them around midnight on Wednesday and I'm halfway done with the heel flap. Three cheers for bulky weight socks! I'm using the recommended yarn, Cascade Pastaza, which I picked up at Village the other day. (New shop looks fantastic, by the way--light and bright and spacious. I spent about an hour there and could've stayed much, much longer if I didn't have to get back to El Crappo McJobbo.) Pastaza is soft but splitty; the colors are gorgeous and I had a hard time picking out just one. Cascade doesn't name their colors, just number, but I'm calling this color Pale Blue Eyes a la early REM song, which (not entirely coincidentally) are the kind my dad has.

I'm planning on making my mom the same thing, so they'll have a matched set; I have a major crush on some tweedy dark green, so we'll call that Hazel and continue the eye theme. In other news, it's a gorgeous fall day and I'm going to go outside and enjoy it.


beverly said...

I was thinking of making my folks matching socks for Christmas, too. Fun!

Ramona said...

Twin socks-soooo cute!

Molly said...

I love the 'kicking christmas ass' title. It does feel like some sort of WWF challenge, doesn't it?

Your dad's blue socks are really beautiful and I love the eye-color inspiration.

Do your folks read your blog? I'm trying to figure out how to talk about my dad's scarf in a way that will preserve the gift-giving spirit.

Javajem said...

Hi! Those socks are going to be awesome. How did that central park hoodie come out?


Saskia said...

Hi there! Those socks are looking fab! I just got the book, it's fantastic, I'm doin the socks one day when my knitlist gets shorter (it's about the length of my street at this point...);-)