Knitting, a thing of beauty. Or not.

Rainbow Sock by you.

I found this blog dlittlegarden that had a funny tagline: “Ugly things: all made by hand.” I’m like, hah! That should be the name of my blog.  Recently I’ve been thinking of knitting a dickey, and I realized that I may have totally lost my mind. I wish that I, like Brooklyn Tweed, only knitted beautiful and elegant items, but instead, I’m like ooh! Loud sock yarns! A hat connected to a scarf! Maybe a dickey! Knitting makes me weird, lose all taste, and turn into a granny living in the 1970s. I’m like a werewolf of tackniness; when I’m exposed to knitting, it turns me into a lover of weird shawls and other useless items.

This sock progress shot is actually from last week, I’m almost done, though not quite finished with the second sock. I have been watching a ton of Olympics and I think the commenters’ style of announcing is drilled into my head: “She’s approaching the heel turn, look at that precision! The picking of the stitches! Oh no! She’s dropped a stitch. A HUGE mistake, easily 8/10ths off. This may cost her a place on the medal stand.”

Posted in travelingproject, Uncategorized at August 24th, 2008. Trackback URI: trackback

4 Responses to “Knitting, a thing of beauty. Or not.”

  1. August 25th, 2008 at 3:12 pm #Lauren

    I looked for the “agree” button to hit at the bottom of this post. When I first started knitting I only did very classic looking sweaters, but in the last few years I’ve found myself looking at all sorts of strange variegated sock yarns and things. A dickey might be a bit much, but I can absolutely see the use for a hat connected to a scarf (maybe with pockets at the ends to keep your hands warm?).

  2. August 25th, 2008 at 8:25 pm #Perry Ellis

    I’m just wondering how you wash the socks. Wouldn’t they shrink? Or do you have to get them dry-cleaned? If so, it seems like lot of trouble for socks, though not for such a beautiful pair as this one.

  3. August 27th, 2008 at 8:34 am #laila

    haha LOVE the olympics commentary!

  4. September 7th, 2008 at 6:17 pm #Claire

    @ Lauren: Ha, you have been reading too much ravelry.

    @ Perry Ellis: You can machine wash them.