We went to see National Treasure, with Nicholas Cage. Good movie, helpful if you had seen the first one though (which we had), and have an interest in American history (meh, not so much, but I love to her Nicholas talk so very worthwhile). I knit the ribbing of sock #2 on the drive to the theatre, and the cuff as pictured during the movie ... had to stop though because I couldn't see to count repeats of the colour bands (theatres are pretty dark, and the other patrons get cranky when you flip on a flashlight) -- turns out I only had one more green/orange repeat to go before starting the heel flap.
I love these socks, and was very excited to get them done for a number of reasons. They have EVERY one of my favorite colours in them - lime, orange, pink & turquoise (the lime is much limeyier in real life than in the picture).
I don't actually knit many socks for myself, and was feeling the NEED for a pair. They were a lovely needed break from the acre long foot of the man sock for T (but now they are done, I have no excuse for not working on his sock -- hell, its only the gusset decreases and foot left to go, I should make an effort to get back to it and finish the huge thing).
Yarn: Bernat Sox, Hot Tamale colour
Pattern: vanilla sock, 64 stitches, eye of partridge heel and a spiral toe (just for kicks!)
These are my first acrylic socks, and although I think I may be a yarn snob, I am a bit excited about them -- I have heard form some reliable sources that the Bernat Sox washes like a dream and wears like iron (it will be nice to have socks that I don't have to worry about accidentally chucking in the dryer!). I love them! I plan to wear them to spinning class tomorrow ... yay!
(more pics of the socks)
(and a few pictures of sunflower for Knitting Momma ... we plant a lot of them along our fence in the summer -- like, 6 - 10 packs of seeds - every kind known to man, short , tall, red, single flower , multi flower - so always have a lot in the yard in the fall, but you don't see them in every yard around here. I like them 'cause they are cheery, and the bees love 'em!) (as with most of my pictures, click to enlarge 'em)