Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sock inspiration!

It's working it's magic already! I was relaxing on the porcelain fixture last night (the best place for reading, natch) and flipping through Folk Socks. Wouldn't you know it, I've already picked out another pair that I want to knit for the copilot:

Don't those look cozy? Now I have to remember this feeling when I've finished one and the thought of starting the other is as daunting as crossing the Gobi. I started to feel like Edward Norton in Fight Club, when he's ordering from the IKEA catalog on the john:

"I flipped through catalogs and wondered: What kind of dining set defines me as a person?"

An aside: if you Google "Edward Norton toilet screenshot", the first thing that comes up is a scathing review for The Hulk. I guess I'll take that one of the ol' Netflix queue.

At this point, I stopped reading Folk Socks and bookmarked it for the next porcelain excursion. But I was even inspired to finish a sock:

Oh no! My sock has a hole in it! And sticks coming out of it!

K, so maybe I almost finished it. I'm still proud.


  1. I find toes seem to take forever. They LOOK like they are almost done, but they look like that for so long. I love that you googled "Ed Norton Toilet Screenshot"

  2. I was a little afraid as to what my search would find.... :)

  3. Your socks are very nice :]
    I haven't really tackled any socks yet but I hope to finish a pair of my own one day. Maybe before the end of the summer :p

  4. You can do it! I feel like there's a forbidden aura around socks, that they're insurmountably hard. Once you've struggled through one, you're totally set, and you learn some cool techniques (short rows, Kitchener's stitch) that are useful in the process.