Thursday, January 5, 2012

How I still don't have those stupid socks finished

Seriously, you guys. Still not done with these fracking man-socks. Well, technically I finished them, in the sense that they have all the components neccessary to constitute a sock: heel, gusset, toe, etc.  However, when the copilot tried them on together for the first time he astutely observed that they were not the same size.  So I drop kicked them into the revision pile and flipped them off, as one does.

This left me in a little bit of a conundrum on a recent trip to visit some friends in Berkeley + a work trip to WA.  If I wasn't going to revise the freak man-socks, I was going to need some yarn on-the-go. Fortunately, my friend had passed by a local yarn shop a time or two and took me for a shopping trip. 

I snapped a picture, since the name was so weird I figured I'd never remember it.
  I wanted to address a problem. I'm not much of a runner, but I do enjoy jogging in my Vibram Five Fingers shoes (referred to exclusively as 'feetie shoes' in my household).  In case you hadn't noticed, it's been getting a little nippy outside, and one cannot wear socks with feetie shoes--resulting in an exposed gap of flesh between shoes and running tights that is vulnerable to the elements. 

Article Pract had a cool deal of "Employee Picks" that were discounted 20%, and I picked out some Berroco Ultra Alpaca (with a name like ULTRA how could you go wrong? And the color was Berry Pie Mix). So while I was in Washington, I made myself some....wait for it....

They're back in style, I swear.  And they're totally functional. 

And toasty warm!

The question is: can I wear them in public (in non-running situations?)


  1. I wonder how long it took them to come up with that name...?
    Your legwarmers are great, and I say you wear them anywhere you want...who give's a rat's a** what anyone thinks? My sister, who is an ardent runner, swears by the "feety" shoes :)

  2. Totally loving those legwarmers and the feetie shoes! And yes! You can wear them in public. They are pretty and functional.

  3. I think I would be more inclined to wear the leg warmers while NOT running. But that is because I am ardently running averse. Leg warmers are in and these are pretty.

  4. Those shoes are just weirdly amazing :-)

  5. Leg warmers are in. In college, it was obvious who was a West Coast-er, it was the gals in legwarmers and flip flops in the middle of cold Upstate NY November!

    I like wearing legwarmers when I wear a pair of flat shoes, tights and a skirt. Or if I'm wearing tights and my boots, that way they can peek over the tops of my boots.

  6. I didn't know you were going to be visiting so close to me. I would have popped over to Oakland.
    And I don't see why you couldn't wear the shoes and leg warmers in non-running situations. You might think me weird, but I think they would look nice with an over-the-knee skirt added to the mix.

  7. Now THAT is one awesome outfit! And I totally thought were gonna say you had knit feetie socks.

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