The sock saga begins…

So it all began on Friday night, when I used a gift card given to me by Sarah to buy the sock book, Knit Socks! aka the book shaped like a sock. Apparently I was so sucked into my new excitement about a future of sock knitting that Adam came right up next to me and yet I totally didn’t see him and clutched the only copy available at Barnes and Noble and headed down on the escalator. I was like, don’t mess with me knitters! I have the only Knit Socks! book in the store! (Note that the book is called Knit Socks EXCLAMATION POINT! Excitement is clearly soon to come.)

Then, even though my co-worker generously gave me her needles, the sock book teaches you to use  a set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs), not 4 (she gave me a set of 4 clover bamboo needles), so I had to drag Adam to Purl Soho before dinner to get a set. (I dare not defy the instructions of a book with an exclamation point in its title.) I managed to squeeze in right before it closed.


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3 Responses to “The sock saga begins…”

  1. April 24th, 2006 at 1:20 am #jenny

    Claire, we are totally knitting twins. I just finished my turtleneck prototype (and I totally need your bind-off notes, because despite mine being a cowl, the bind-off edge is ridiculously tight, transforming the potentially graceful drape into a weird deformed mushroom), and I am almost halfway through pedi sock numero uno. Screw the clover DPNs, though. This afternoon, even my laziness did not stand in my way, and despite being in bed watching BBC reruns, I actually got myself up to get metal needles from Jo-Ann before it closed, and I am so glad I did. Bamboo is nice enough for wool, but it is horrible for microfiber. Each stitch was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

    In gadgetry news, I’m now totally obsessed with making a cute wrappy needle case. I will make you one, too, if you want! If you’re interested, let me know what needle capacity you’d want it to have.

  2. April 24th, 2006 at 6:40 am #Sarah

    I’m still laughing about your previous post and the kinkos photo calanders. I really must write a post about the Shaggy Dog book and my love of horizontal striped shirts and how somewhere in one of these boxes I have those photos packed.

    Did I tell you I’m moving in two weeks?

  3. April 24th, 2006 at 11:09 am #Adam

    I thought The Dub was eating chicken cartilage. She ordered gizzards, too?!