Better late than never right?
Last weekend was Greek Easter, which meant getting smacked in the face with Greek culture, both literally and figuratively (there was an incident with a flag).
There was also a child (Henry) that was almost alarmingly enamoured with a head of a cooked lamb.
And Alex chose to be fabulous in his grandmother’s hat. All in all, a good time.
I was *so* excited to wear my Rye socks out for the first time to the easter party that I didn’t get to take an FO picture before they got all messed up. (I realized too late that I left you hanging with the yarn chicken. I finished them, with yarn to spare!) I regretted it at first, but it paid off because I met a fellow knitter! There was a sweet old lady that turned out to be Alex’s stepmom’s mother (step grandmother?) who pulled me over and said “I’m sorry, but did someone knit your socks?” To which I replied of course “I did!”
I love meeting knitters in real life, I don’t know many, unlike a lot of knitter I don’t have a crafter’s circle or anything I go to (though I’d like to!) so we swapped knitting-isms. She was so impressed that I could turn heels, and I preened for a bit until she showed me her sweater that she had made that had more complicated cables than I had ever even dreamed about. I think she was trying to make me feel better about my simple socks. 🙂
So, in recompense for the lack of an FO picture for my maroon Rye socks, I have at least two more pairs of them on the horizon, because I just love the pattern so much. I’ve also suggested to three other knitters that they make some too (it’s a great beginner project, with enough interest for a more advanced knitter, it’s a perfect combination!) In fact, I even gave a kit for the socks to my friend Lisa as a gift. It’s Rye sock mania over here.
It seems like when I knit, I knit in bulk. When I made hats, I made nothing but hats for six months. Now I’m knitting socks. But I am also knitting scarves, another of the scrappy scarves, like the one I gave Alex, but this time for a different Alexander, my high school friend Sandy! Stay tuned 🙂