Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Belated Birthday Socks

Last Saturday was the Oldest One's 12th birthday. It was a busy day, he had a bowling party with some friends, then they came back to the house for a bit for video games, snacks, opening the gifts, and cake, of course. This Saturday we get to do it all over again when the Littlest One turns 9.

The Oldest One got $60 in his birthday cards. He's ever such a pack rat and bargain hunter, he's forever on Facebook on one of the local classified ads groups looking for bargains. He found someone selling a Rock Band set, microphone, guitar, and drum set along with three games. They wanted $75, then $65, then he got them down to $60. They love it, and it wasn't a bad deal, either. Lots of good, old songs on there that Dad and I will play, too.

So last night I finally got his birthday socks finished. He likes bright socks. This yarn was gotten at a Knit Nite exchange. It's Phildar Hobby, the socks are plain vanilla 60sts on 2.5mm needles, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. Ravelry details here.

So now I get to try and crank out a pair of socks for the Littlest One for his birthday, but I figure they'll be late, too. I took the girls for a walk this morning. Maggie can be really weird on a leash, she'd definitely be run over if she was loose anywhere, she chases cars. She's not too bad if we're walking with the traffic (usually). But when we are facing oncoming traffic she tends to try and run out into the road when the car gets beside her and try to chase it. (I love her dearly, she's my baby, but she ain't playing with a full deck.) So I wrap the leash around my hand and keep it really short when we're places with much traffic where she might try and chase cars. The leash attaches to a coupler that has two teethy grip things near the top that are supposed to keep the dogs on even leads, but they pull so much that they must be wearing the teeth down, and sometimes it moves, so Jewel ends up with a shorter lead cuz Maggie pulls the most. Anyhoo, I've got them held short, but Maggie decides to lunge off the sidewalk after a car, Jewel isn't pulling, so Maggie starts pulling the coupler longer on her end. I yelled at her, yanked back hard cuz by this time she was out in the road, and in the process hurt the three middle fingers on my right hand. The finger next to the pinky is hurting big time, I'm trying to type without using that finger, it's got a nice, black bruise on it now, too. Silly girl. Haven't tried to knit on it yet, could be interesting. (And of course, I'm right handed.)

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great socks! And that bargain hunting instinct will serve him well!
Hope your hand feels better. Dave accidentally stepped on my foot the other night and it actually bruised - the boy might not be chubby - but all that height still makes him heavy!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Great socks!

Walking 2 dogs can be challenging for sure! Hope your finger is ok for knitting!

2:54 PM  

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