Saturday, November 8, 2008

New world, new sock


I'm finally getting over my post-election exhaustion. I'm so happy to live in a country I can feel proud of again! And, heaven knows, excited at the possibility of an end to an environment of anti-intellectualism! As exciting as it is, though, I almost feel sad -- I had so much expectation and anxiety about politics in the last month, that now it's all over I don't know what to do with myself! I'll just have to fill that hole with knitting.


Here's one jaywalker sock for Sarah. I love the way these socks look on the foot, but I can't say I adored the knitting process. And I know that she is going to gripe about how hard they are to pull over her heels. Too bad. If she hates them, I'll be happy to take them, because I love them.

Specs:
Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Knitpicks Felici in colorway patina
Needles: Knitpicks options size 2

Other things to feel contented about: staying on top of my grading, perfecting my scone recipe, coming closer to having an idea what I want to dissertate about, and blissful Sunday afternoons working at the coffee shop in the most delightful company...

6 comments:

Candice said...

I know what you mean by not knowing what to do with yourself. We have a TV at work that we leave on CNN and for the last few months I've done nothing but stare at it watching the election coverage. All this big work up to the election, and then the big news of who won....... and then nothing.

Jeanne said...

It has been a bit of a let down after the election - but just think - in two years it will start again! Great socks!

ljlkc said...

The socks are great. Your giddiness is great. This country is great!

Jennifer Lynn Jordan said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for linking to me. See you soon!

Susie said...

I love these socks! One day I hope to be able to make them as well as you do. When you get a chance, please stop by my blog. I have something there for you!

Batty said...

I didn't really enjoy knitting them either, but they sure look pretty when they're done. I'm amazed at the regular stripes you ended up with.