Look @ My Socks!
What's funny is that since I joined the Charleston Bloggers' group, I've become more aware of what non knitting/crocheting bloggers blog about (national security, Iraq, immigration, etc.).
Of course, I've always known that, but on a recent blog roundup, as I looked at all the other things other blogs were talking about, all I had was progress on my P-Socks and opera tickets.
It just seemed so trivial, socks mixed in with civic discourse, and all.
I know it's not, though.
In the two years that I've been blogging, I made a conscious effort to keep VCB pretty strictly a crafting blog, and while other elements of my life creep in, I think I've held to that for the most part.
Knitting and crocheting are two of my passions in life, and while there are more important things in the world, creating things with yarn and thread, sticks and hooks is my oasis. I love the word of yarn, pattens, hooks, LYS, DPNS, KALs, and CALs., and while I'm opening up to other communities in the blogoshere. I'll stick to my passions here; that's what blogging is all about.
I loved showing off my sock and others wanted to take photos. It's just the ham in me.
Well, She Is Cute...
The other night, I was scrolling though my Bloglines feeds and came upon this. It kind of threw me for a loop. Dan's first thought was Vera's Crafty Dog.
I find this hilarious since I have many issues with my name--most sort of resolved, though.
BTW, while I do have the LL Sock yarn in the Vera colorway (which I cannot bring myself to use, go figure) I never made the Vera Tank although the 1824 Cotton is back.
Throwing in the Second Sock
Since I haven't worked on my P-Sock in a while, I found Eunny's post about how she's dealing with Second Sock Syndrome interesting. I'm not ready for that just yet. In fact, I brought more sock yarn, but I really need to "shake the disease".
Here's some Opal from eBay. My first Opals. I plan to make a basic sock with the skein on the left, and something lacey-- perhaps Falling Leaves? with the skein on the right.
And some more Socks That Rock in Fire on the Mountain. This color is so stunning, I must make a special sock with it.
and the Jaeger Merino (yes, just one skein) for the Basalt Tank.
I've actually watched some basketball. The playoffs have been exciting.
I'll miss seeing Doug Flutie on the sidelines. We are the same age, so I wanted him to play forever.
Who knew dishcloths have a soul?
BTW, if you are a child of the '70's and '80's Indie Rock like I am, you must have these 19 versions of Joy Divison's Love Will Tear Us Apart. It was the background music to my moody, Sylvia Plath ridden high school and college years.