Friday, October 3, 2008

A Day In the Life

Yesterday was my day off work. It was a delicious sort of day. I slept (well, I combed hair, rearranged outfits, handed out $5 in my half-awakened state) until 8:30 am! It was amazing. I took a nice, long, uninterrupted shower, and then made a cup of Starbucks and did my errands. The countryside here in PA is slowing becoming a beautiful canvas of autumn hues. The afternoon brought a nice little nap, after viewing the end of "The Holiday." I even went to the gym to work out after supper!
In all the glory that was yesterday, this weekend belongs to work, as I'm totally trying to become one with the beeper yet again. I keep telling myself that this is the last complete on-call weekend until January, but it's still unnerving.

To take my mind off the unsettling feeling of the beeper on my hip, I finished one sock on my "to-do" list! I'm not sure what to name this pattern. Here's the silly story. I knit myself a pair of socks in this same pattern last year, but I goofed whilst knitting said pattern. The end result came out completely different than the original pattern. But I liked the result (and didn't want to tink back that far), so I kept on knitting. Well, our good family friend saw said pair of socks, and asked for a pair of her own. Sadly, her request was made a YEAR ago. YIKES! So,'s the first singleton of your pair of socks. I've yet to come up with any names. It's basically a spin-off of a 3x1 rib pattern. Any suggestions? I'm not selling the pattern or anything. I have no delusions about my creativity with knitting or lack there of!
Anyway, it just felt good to finish it tonight. I wove in the ends, and now I just need to create another one! The yarn is Lorna's Lace's Sport in the Sand Ridge colorway. To break up the monotony of knitting the second one right away....I might try a new fingerless mitt pattern, but then again, maybe not! I'm too afraid of inviting SSS! Okay, muggles - translations shall abound - SSS = Second Sock Syndrome! It is a curious disease which plagues knitters across the globe. It seems that knitting one sock sometimes cures the knitter of the desire to knit another one just like it. New methods of knitting socks have been invented as cures for this mysterious syndrome. But, alas, it is still prevalent in many knitting households.
So, in closing.....Happy Weekend! I'll be cheering for Tuesday (which is my next day off work)!
PS - No, Reenie doesn't have giant feet, my sock blockers are just small!


Anonymous said...

Cool beans, honey! I'll be needin' those soon...
I just love Autumn, Mother Nature painting the landscape here in PA is just awesome, love the fall smells, all the festivals, apples, apple dumplings, pumpkins and can't forget the cider.
Off the could name the socks...R. K. Bean (as in Reenie Kay(my middle name)...some call me Reenie Beanie at the office, I'm tryin' to get close to L. L. Bean, haha)
Need to's Saturday and I need to get my domestic engineer cap on!
Love ya
Can't wait to see the socks...and wear 'em! haha

Nell said...

That day off sounds heavenly! I love days off during the week. They're so indulgent. You feel like you're playing hooky even though it's just a scheduling thing.

Morticcia said...

Your day off sounded luxurious. Sleeping in to 8:30 am? Unheard of.

I'm really partial to wide ribbed socks, but I'm blanking on a name. Good luck with combatting the SSS.