Sunday, July 11, 2010

Eating My Own Words

I remember saying recently that I think plain vanilla socks are "boring". Um, yeah.

I am now knitting a pair of plain vanilla socks. Why?

Well. I was out with my mom and the kids the other day. She wanted to stop at JoAnn's to get some fold up, summery chair for the kids she saw on sale there earlier in the week. So we stopped.

I don't generally go for the yarn at big-box craft stores. The only yarn they usually sell that I will bother with is Paton's Wool. But, I always look when I am there. Because I am usually there with my mom. And she will gladly buy me cheap yarn. To her it's a "bargain".

Did you know they have "sock" yarn at JoAnn's? I didn't. I use the quotes because I am not sure if it really qualifies as sock yarn. It's super itchy and really thin. The band on the skein says "Size 1-3 US needles". Um, noooooo. That would make some super loose, saggy fabric.

Well, anywho. The "sock" yarn was on clearance for $2.97/skein. I picked a few up, my curiosity getting the best of me. (And the fact that I didn't have to pay for the curiosity to be satisfied.) The colors were neat looking, even if I am a yarn snob.

Even though I haven't finished the Possessed Socks yet (#2 is still on the needles), I couldn't wait to cast these socks on just to see how the yarn looks knit up.

I feel like a little kid. I am completely mesmerized by the color changes in this yarn. I'm knitting along and I'm like, "Oooo! Pink!" Then, "Look! Turquoise!" And, "Wow, orange, oh, purple, oh, some kind of fake fair isle striping!"

Yeah. The first sock is at the heel already.

What am I doing with this cheap yarn?? For now, I am liking it.


Anonymous said...

Cheap thrills. Part of the allure of knitting. :)

Michelle said...

it is always fun to make a pair of "cheap" socks!! As long as you get right back to the good stuff!! LOL

laurazim said...

Hehehe....Possessed socks....heheheheheeeee