You Know You Are A Sock Knitter When…
…you’re laid out in the endodontist’s chair, head lower than your legs, shot up from three different syringes of novacaine, eye socket going numb from the quantity of pain killer, waiting for your first root canal to begin, and you’re knitting as fast as you can so you can get to the point of picking up stitches for the gusset.
And to top it off, the Endodontist, in between shots, asked if I knit the dark blue socks I was wearing.
Yes dear readers, you’ll be very happy to know that I finally wore a pair out in public and I had a witness.
The yarn for my spring ribbed cabled socks is Reynolds Cantata, a cotton/nylon blend.
It has an elastic quality, but to increase my chances of not knitting a slouch sock, I decided on a simple cable ribbed pattern.
I ran out of yardage half way to the toe on the first sock so the second one pictured here will be shorter. I’ll have to do some major surgery to remove the top of the first sock and transfer the yarn to the toe. I really need get over my aversion to toe-up socks – it just seems so backwards.
* The root canal was a much better experience than I had feared. Basically, it was like getting a tooth filled, only instead of 45 minutes, it took an hour and a half with a lot more novacaine. I’m so glad it’s done. Now I can waste a ton of time worrying about what getting a crown feels like.
May 7, 2007