Progress report: Sherbe(r)t socks


I was inspired by this Fig and Plum post, which she called “The UFO Chronicles, Part I.” I, too, have many Un-Finished Objects, so perhaps blogging about them will inspire me to get a move on and finish them. If only I didn’t have startitis.

Anyway, the socks. They’re almost done–I’m doing afterthought heels on them, which kind of makes them look like they have gross carnivorous plant mouths:


“We have come to eat you!!”

By the way, I had dinner on Friday on the Cafe on 2 at the Museum of Modern Art (free on Friday nights! Well, the museum, not the food) and these European tourists were fascinated by my mesh bag in which I keep my knitting. (You can see it in the top photo.) They were all “where can we buy this bag?!?” I was like, “Well, they are both easy and difficult to find. Easy, because you can find them in many stationery/office supply stores, but they often run out or don’t have the right size.” And they were like, “Ohhh, Staples?!?” And I was like, “No! Not Staples.” I always find them in mom-and-pop stationery stores, Japanese $1 stores, and occasionally, Sam Flax, the art store. But never Staples–they’re strangely hard to categorize, and Staples must not consider them true office supplies. Adam thought maybe Muji might have them, but that’s part of the joy of owning these mesh bags…you gotta look! (Plus they’re cheap–generally between $1 to $4.)

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5 Responses to “Progress report: Sherbe(r)t socks”

  1. November 25th, 2009 at 10:20 pm #Noah Webster

    Do you happen to know any copy editors — ideally, one with an interest in food? If so, you might want to have that person take a look at your headline.

  2. November 26th, 2009 at 12:20 pm #Claire

    But Mr. Webster, your own dictionary says that sherBERT is an acceptable variant:

  3. November 27th, 2009 at 8:06 pm #Noah Webster

    Ah, that’s my crazy cousin Merriam. Don’t pay any attention to him.

  4. November 27th, 2009 at 8:07 pm #Sherbert Hoover

    The condition of Claire’s spelling is fundamentally sound.

  5. December 10th, 2009 at 12:15 pm #raquel

    I’ve seen that nifty bag at the container store – pricey but generally in stock. I almost bought one but now you’ve inspired me to go on a hunt!