Thursday, December 27, 2007

Decisions, Decisions & Socks

I just couldn't decide... which yarn... which pattern...

so I cast on all three.

I started on a bit of a sock knitting binge on Christmas Eve, and today was short-row heel practicing day. Of course the best directions I found were in More Sensational Knitted Socks. Of course.

The yarns (l to r) are Chewy Spaghetti Sport in "Boyish" (which I am seriously in love with), Duet Middy in "Bauer Blue" (also fabulous), and Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (which I want to wrap all around me). I'll give links and stuff later. Too tired right now and I still have to dig up something in that perfect shade of Longhorn orange for the game tomorrow.

Speaking of which... here's another twist to the family football saga I shared the other day. The Longhorns, as you may or may not know, are playing Arizona in the Holiday Bowl tomorrow. Rudy Carpenter, the quarterback for Arizona, is a local boy. So local in fact that he graduated from my alma mater (although many, many, many years after me), my husband went to high school (and played football) with his dad, and my oldest son goes to school with his younger sister. Local. And he's playing my nephew's team. Interesting, no?

At the very least, football is making the world a smaller place.


lynda said...

Ooooh, Cashmerino socks! I want those :o)

amanda said...

Hi Tammy, just catching up on all my blog reading. Hope you had a nice Christmas! I like your transition gloves and agree that continental is the way to go :)

Enjoy the football!

Donna Boucher said...

It's always so much more fun when you know the players :o)

Love all of the socks.

km said...

OH boy...I totally get the nerves you'll feel about a 6 hour car trip. Going to San Diego makes me feel like that too, except we're a bit closer. Maybe check out yarn stores you could stop at and breathe deeply to calm yourself. They usually are quite too.

Knit a shortrow watchcap in orange. You could finish it in the car. I started one one Christmas and finished 1/2 on the way to and from Temecula. You could gift this hat to the football playing nephew.

Have fun...and I'll pray for ya.

Natalie said...

Good choice -I don't think I would have been able to pick myself!

Yarnhog said...

I love that criss-cross cuff on the Chewy Spaghetti sock. Great colors, too.