Thursday, November 29, 2007

Surviving Survivor... and Socks

Why, when so much in life is unpredictable, can we always count on the increasingly "Hollywood" Survivors to vote off the competitors who most deserve to win? I know... I know... it's a game... outwit and all that. But just once... I'd like to see the toughest, hardest working, fiercest competitor win the stinkin' game. Why does it always come down to choosing between who is the least unlikable of the final contestants?

Well, the show is clearly in its final seasons and has sadly become so predictable that I've barely watched it this year. It was clear from the start that they weren't interested in the type of competitors that fought it out in Australia, but instead they are looking for an amusing group of people who can either fight in mud puddles or solve corny puzzles... clothing optional.

I would like to see just one season where the toughest player of the week automatically got immunity. Maybe they could give points for chopping wood or catching fish. Maybe you could lose points for sleeping too much or inability to keep your clothes on. Puhlease!

Oh well, a little TV allowed me to finally finish my Loopy Laces socks. I really liked this pattern by Wendy Knits but got stuck with a major case of second sock syndrome.

I used two hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Tuscany on size 0 needles. I love the colors but, as you can see, I ended up with a slight color difference between the two. Oh well, I figure that a lonely trip through the washer for the brighter one should do the trick (as well as being a heck of a lot easier than knitting alternating rows between two hanks).

My condolences to my Green Bay friends. Tough loss. I hope Brett is okay!


Michelle said...

I used to be so addicted to that show, but like you said, it's so predictable now.

Loopy Laces looks lovely!

Sheila said...

I have this yarn. I forgot about it.
Shoot....I hate when that happens.

I can't stand all the nekkedness on Surviror. I think they should combine it with the kind of voting in DWTS. Then we could vote someone off.

Octopus Knits said...

The socks are very cheery looking! The difference in intensity is kind of cool - like the rear sock is a ghostly twin of the front sock : )

Miz Booshay said...

I agree with you 100% about Survivor.

I have seen so many favorites voted off!!! And the best person never wins. It is almost too frustrating to watch.

I forgot to watch it this week, I will have to google it to see what happened.

I'm sorry the socks don't match...but worn under pants will take care of that asap.

It is a beautiful pattern tho!